Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Fix Kit

$29.95

Product code: IF205-024

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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

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  • 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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Product Details

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

E74-Processor was overheating.

My Fix

The repair worked flawlessly, follow their instructions to the tee. Re flowing the motherboard was probably the clincher.

My Advice

I was a bit frightened to take a heat gun to my motherboard. Probably best to do what I did and when it tells you to turn it on high for 4 min to probably do 1 min high and 1 min low and alternate like I did. It worked great! Thanks!

My Problem

My son'x XBOX 360 got the dreaded RROD. I researched this is more depth and decided to try the RROD repair kit from ifixit since we still enjoy playing on the 360.

My Fix

Following the fantastic instructions, i had this repaired in just over two hours since I also re-flowed the solder joints as recommended. Powered up on first try!

My Advice

I highly recommend buying the ArctiClean thermal paste remover. I found it very difficult with the other methods using Isopropyl alcohol.

My Problem

XBOX 360 presented with the Red Ring of Death three years ago. I did not know what to do with it until I found your website recently.

My Fix

Following your guide and using the repair kit was simple. It was easier than using other guides for other sites.

After completing the guide the XBOX still had the RROD until I ran the XBOX for a few minutes and restarted it. I assume the thermal paste was still being bedded in somehow.

The XBOX 360 did not need solder reflowing to fix it.

My Advice

I definitely suggest that a small amount of the thermal paste remover should be included with the pack, if not then buy the remover. I purchased the remove just in case, however I do not think I could have completed the project without it.

It might also be useful to offer the package without tools, as I already had most of these (apart from the opener and spudger).

My Problem

Was cleaning up and moved my xbox and when I went to turn it on the RRoD appeared. Got the error and found out it was a hardware problem. Figured I would get the kit and try to fix it.

My Fix

Repair went smoothly although it took quite a while, although mostly due to trying to be a perfectionist with removing the old thermal paste. Once I was satisfied I put it back together with ease and it started up perfectly. The guide made it very easy to fix my system.

My Advice

Perhaps get the suggested Articlean or something similar. I only used rubbing alcohol and it took quite a while although I got it nice and shiny clean.

Oh and would be good to have a can of compressed air to clean the dust off, didn't think to get some beforehand and had to go get some mid-repair.

My Problem

On Christmas day my son went to play some new games only to receive the RROD of his XBOX 360. I looked into sending it back to Microsoft, yet since I'm in the biz I looked for a refurbished system board only to find ifixit's web site and repair kit for less than half the price and no shipping.

My Fix

The repair went very well. Some tweaking could be done to the online document and my case wanted to fight back some from being removed but after about 15 minutes I did get the case apart. The xbox opener is a great tool as long as your case is willing :-) Having experience with electronics I did have a can of air to clean dust from the fan assembly and case and I also borrowed a heat gun to reflow the board per your instructions. Reassembled the system, and it came up and is working fine. The repair process is about an hour. Take your time and you'll be fine.

My Advice

I recommend that you should include the cpu cleaner and purifier in the kit. And strongly recommend a can of compressed air to clean heat sinks etc.

My Problem

After a move (and years of accumulated dust), my Xbox 360 - which I had years ago sent to Microsoft to repair the three RROD failure when it was still under warranty - would shut down with two red rings, with the message when it was rebooted telling me to move the system to a more open area. Following that advice did not work, so I opted to give the repair kit a shot.

My Fix

The repair took me quite a while. To be fair, I had never done this kind of work before, really. The last time I opened up any electronics was probably around 2005 to put in a sweet new video card on my college desktop. The instructions I found on the guide on ifixit.com were pretty clear most of the way through, though I did find myself occasionally looking for outside clarification in youtube videos and whatnot. The inside of the xbox was not quite as dirty as I had thought, but the old thermal pads on the RAM chips were mostly not even attached. I was surprised by the amount of force I needed to remove the heat sinks from the CPU and GPU. This slowed me down a bit because I was thinking I missed a step somewhere. The cleanup of the old thermal paste from the CPU, GPU and heatsinks was the most meticulous step, taking quite a while. I did use nail polish remover with acetone (and gelatin!) to help me out at this point, but I never really got it super clean, but I did my best with the spudger. I applied the new thermal paste, added the new heat sinks, and new thermal pads, then put it all back together. I was not super confident that I didn't screw it up, but I was willing to give it a shot. A few days later, and my Xbox 360 is still running marvelously, quieter than I can remember it running before. Definitely worth the effort and money saved.

My Advice

Have plenty of space to work and keep your parts. Give yourself plenty of time. Take it slow if you're new to it, like I was. Don't get discouraged if you get stuck somewhere, I was able to find plenty of resources for my specific hiccups as I went along.

My Problem

Dreaded Red Ring Of Death

My Fix

I got a FREE XBOX 360 from work and brought it home and it had the "DREADED RED RING OF DEATH." NOT JUST 1, 2, OR 3 RED LIGHT, BUT 4. After watching all the videos on YouTube on how to get them to go away, (and them not working even a little bit) I found this website on Google and I bought the fix-it kit, with tools (even though I had all the tools at home). And everything was a perfect fit and it wasn't to hard to watch the video and repair it. So basically I payed $29.99 for my XBOX 360.

My Advice

It is probably the easiest electronic thing in the world to fix.

My Problem

I was moving out of my place and one of my roommates left a sh*t load of stuff behind. A mix of trash and good stuff alike. I was in the process of throwing out some of it when I came across an Xbox 360 box that I was empty and found it had one in it. I turned it on and found it had the RRoD. So I looked on line and found the ~$30 repair kit from IFIXIT.com

My Fix

Over all the repair went well. The worst / hardest part was probably removing the "x" clamps that hold the heat sinks on. I was also lucky to have a heat gun to use on it as well while it was open. So about 3 hours of work and $30 and now I have a working XBOX 360.

My Advice

I found that if you press the "x" clamp down in the corner that you are working in and then try to pry it off I had better results. Also I sued rubbing alcohol to get the old thermal paste off and it didn't work so well I should have tried what was reddened... unless someone else has had better luck with anything else.

My Problem

Red Ring of Death!

My Fix

Resurrected my Xbox 360. Now works great! Lots of steps but ifixit provides everything you need and walks you through it. Described as Difficult on the website, but I disagree. If you can follow directions this is any easy fix!

My Advice

The torx wrench also fits your controller screws

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My Problem

Solid Red Ring of death on this first generation Xbox360 (no HDMI out) kept a coworker from using this unit for about 2 years.

My Fix

Disassembly using the guide from ifixit was a snap. I had actually opened the unit up before the kit arrived, so I did not use the opening tool. I had the T8 and T10 torx in my toolkit as well as a spudger like the one in the kit, but ordered it anyway to take advantage of the replacement hardware included. The included screwdriver, btw, was well above expectations as far as quality. After the kit came in, I used a heat gun and infrared thermometer to reflow the gpu. After it cooled down, we mounted the heatsinks using the new hardware and applied the thermal pads. Reinserted the mainboard back into the metal box and attached fans, airflow shroud and dvd drive along with the ir board on the front. hooked it up to a small tv and tested. It booted like new. Powered it back off and finished the assembly and tested again to be sure. Success.

My Advice

If you're going to use the kit to repair your xbox, my advice is to definitely invest in the tools to do the reflow. It will make the repair last a bit longer.

 

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