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Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Fix Kit

$29.95

Product code: IF205-024

Product Overview

Everything you need to fix an Xbox with a 'Red Ring of Death

  • Replace, Reattach, and Reclamp the heat sinks on your Xbox 360.
  • Usually fixes a RRoD Xbox—also effective as a preventative measure.
  • Designed by our savvy Teardown Techs.
  • For a higher rate of success, use a Heat Gun to reflow the motherboard's solder joints.
  • Also available as a bulk kit without tools to fix your friends' consoles.

Kit contents:

  • Tube of Céramique 2 thermal compound (by Arctic Silver)
  • Screw and washer hardware pack
  • Thermal pads and heatsinks
  • Spudger
  • Xbox 360 Opening Tool
  • Small flathead driver
  • 1/4" driver handle with large flathead screwdriver bit
  • T8 and T10 Torx drivers

Compatibility

Identify your console

  • All Xbox 360 Consoles

Product Details

$29.95 With Tools

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Sold as-is; no refunds or returns

Notes:

Cannot be shipped to Mexico.

$49.95 No Tools / 5-Pack

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Sold as-is; no refunds or returns

Notes:

Fix your friends' Xboxes, or start your own repair business! Kit includes only the consumables to preform 5 RROD repairs. Does not include tools.

Cannot be shipped to Mexico.

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This kit is a turnkey solution to the widely publicized Red Ring of Death overheating issue with Xbox 360s. Most Xbox 360s will, after a few years of use, destroy themselves via heating and cooling expansion cycles. This kit provides a more secure mount and better heat dissipation for the chips inside of the Xbox 360. It is most effective as a prevention measure, but will usually fix already dead Xboxes.

If your Xbox is already dead, to increase your chances of success we recommend reflowing the bare motherboard before installing the RROD fix kit. To reflow you will additionally need a heat gun.

 

Compatibility

Xbox 360
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Stories

My Problem

It died (RROD).

My Fix

It came back to life.

My Advice

If you're attempting to reflow the board simply using a heat gun, be very careful not to overheat the board. I saw the board beginning to flex and immediately stopped what I was doing and let it cool down to the point it laid flat again. Three cycles of this and I put it back together.

My Problem

I purchaced a 1st generation Xbox 360 with "Red Ring of Death" on eBay just to tinker with it and see how difficult it was to fix. Several of my friends have experienced this malfunction firsthand but I didn't want to try repairing theirs and potentially void their warranties until I knew for sure I could do it.

My Fix

I'm a "Do-it-yourself" kind of guy. I routinely take on major home, automotive, and commercial HVAC-R repairs, the last one for a living. I had some minor trouble opening the case, even with the tool provided. I expect it was just unfamiliar territory. If I had to do it again I am confident that I would find it much simpler. As for the rest of the repair, the combination of proper tools, quality parts, and clear guides made the whole thing a breeze. I went from a "doorstop" to a functioning game console in under 3 hours, including the time it took to re-flow the solder and let the board cool. I was so impressed with the process that I'm looking for a PS3 to try next. Thanks, IFIXIT!

My Advice

Follow the guide. Don't skip ahead. Acetone doesn't touch the thermal paste, you might try Goof-off or some kind of petrolium based solvent. Just make sure you get off all of the thermal paste and solvent residue before applying the new paste. You can scrape much of it off with the spudger, just be careful not to damage the board.

My Problem

I had the RROD, error 0102

My Fix

It took about an hour because I went slow. If I had to do it again it would take probably 20 minutes. I didn't have to reflow the motherboard, just tightened the heatsinks nice and tight and off I went.

My Advice

Get this kit and try to fix it, it's definitely worth it :)

My Problem

I had the Xbox seance 2007 and it got the RROD about a year ago. A couple of weeks ago I decided to fix it I knew how to do it just never got around to it until now.

My Fix

The repair went well I didn't need much help from the web site because i had taken it apart many times before trying to fix it, and it only took me about 10 minutes. The kit had all the right equipment to remove the X clamps and replace them with the screws. My Xbox is now working the way I remember it!

My Advice

Use this kit to fix your Xbox it is a lot cheaper than buying a new one.

My Problem

Red Ring Of Death

My Fix

Flawlessly

My Advice

Few tips:

1) be careful with removing the X-clamps. Need a small screwdriver, and tuck it inside the clamp and work it around the inside to release.

2) Get some Arctic Clean to clean up the old thermal paste - it was nice and shiny inside the xbox after cleaning it up.

3) I spent $25 on a heat gun just to be sure, no idea if that helps but why not?

4) If you have a disk ejection problem (like many do) - take the opportunity to fix it while you are inside the xbox (I didnt until I reassembled the xbox). Typically just requires a new belt (like 40 cents) or some rubbing alcohol.

My Problem

I like to repair "J'aime réparé"

My Fix

It was really easy with your help "C'était vraiment simple grâce a votre aide"

My Advice

Take your time "prendre votre temps"

My Problem

We had 2-XBox 360's develop the RROD problem at the same time. I have had pretty good results with iFixit's iPod repairs in the past so I decided to give the XBox repairs a try!

My Fix

Repair went smooth. It does take some patience getting into the case. Took about 3 hours with distractions (kids, T.V., etc.) and the re-assembly was a snap. The first XBox works perfectly! Now I just need to get the parts (heatsinks, screws, etc.) since I already have the tools AND the experience! Thanks iFixit! :-)

My Advice

Just be patient. Sorry I didn't take pictures but will do so on the next one. :-)

My Problem

i fixed it because i believe that broken down video game systems dont belong at e-waste center's and i believe that people that have broken systems shouldnt throw them away but learn themselves to fix them, like i have

My Fix

it was quick and easy to fix and it didnt take too much time and the repair guide really made it faster and easier for me to do my duty to my video game life and my video game code and to get one step closer to accomplishing my pledge to ifixit.com

My Advice

take your time and read very carefully and dont get frustrated. if you do get angry or upset just take a break and take deep breathes wait a couple of minuets and then resume your work

My Problem

The screen to a iMac G5 20in died. I changing out the power supply, the logic board and even connected it to another moniter but no image. Was going to firewire the computer to my computer and pull off the data but there was no firewire on my computer, so I removed the HD and bought iFix-it's Universal Drive Adapter...that came in a cute zippered carrying case. Sooo Cool!!!

My Fix

I took the HD home and connected it to my Mac laptop using the Universal Drive Adapter. I also connected an external HD to the laptop. When both icons showed I opened them both and started draging and dropping files.

Transfering data, especially pictures, takes a long time. This project took 4 hours...there were a LOT of pictures.

My Advice

What I noticed while transfering the files was that the HD I was transfering files from AND my laptop got real hot. So as to not burn out the two devices I set them both on igloo cooler ice blocks that were wrapped in towels, cuz I didn't have a cooling fan. This kept the two devices cool while I finished the transfer.

My Problem

2007 XBOX 360 was overheating. Red ring of death - 3 red lights.

My Fix

Tried repairing by applying just arctic silver but only worked with the cover off, so I bought the kit - with the extra heat sinks etc...Followed the instructions and did the reflow too with a heat gun. All is well - has been working fine since.

My Advice

Take your time and follow every step. Make sure you clean the chips and only apply a little arctic silver.