The Xbox 360 is the second game console made by Microsoft, and was released November 22, 2005.

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Red Ring Kit Applied, Came Back So What Now?

I followed the guide taking everything apart as described and did the paste thing and all that. I put it back together and it booted up immediately and started playing games again.

It seemed like a success until 10 minutes into playing a game it crashed out and Red Ringed again.

What is the next step now? I have no idea what I need to do though I am close to saying "screw it" and do one of two things, send it to Microsoft to fix or sell it on Ebay and let someone else try because I am pretty much at the last length of the rope.

Any thoughts?

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MichaelTunnell, the kit is strictly proving additional pressure on the GPU/CPU to try to close cracks in the solder joints. Combining this with a reflow with a heat gun may just complete a good repair. Check on here step 49 will explain it. Check on here for the reflow guide. Also "remember that all that this kit is trying to accomplish, is to close cracked solder joints. Most of the time the extra few pounds of torque provided by the kit, will close those cracked joints. It is not a permanent fix, nor is it a sure thing either. It all depends on the individual logic board and the damage to the solder joints. I strongly suggest a reflow with this kit. The chances to be successful is greater with a combination of RROD kit and a reflow. Of course, a permanent fix would be a total reball. for a reball to be done, you will need the stencil, a rework machine as well as the proper reball temperature template. If you do not have those tools, you can not do a reball. This will give you a pretty good idea on how to do it. As I mention in here, even a reflow may not be a sure thing either. It depends how you did it, how much experience you have to reflow it, and how bad the GPU solder has cracked. I suggest a reball to get it permanently fixed. Hope this helps, good luck

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Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Fix Kit



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Reflowing Xbox 360 Motherboard



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thanks, I will try the reflow and if that doesnt work I will likely give up. Thanks for the advice.


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