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

Identify your console

  • All Xbox 360 Consoles

Product Details

$29.95 With Tools

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Cannot be shipped to Mexico.

$49.95 No Tools / 5-Pack

 

Condition:

New

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
Falcon
Jasper
Opus
Xenon
Zephyr
 

Stories

My Problem

After red ringing I held down the sync button, and pressed eject multiple to get the error code: 0102

My Fix

Taking the old thermal paste off took longer than I thought.

My Advice

Be careful taking off the X underneath the motherboard. And DEFINITELY re-flow the board!

My Problem

I got the Red ring of death on my Xbox360. Since it's an old machine I decided to repair it myself with the kit and the guide from iFixit.

My Fix

I first did the repair as mentioned with the kit and this guide and it worked. Then I did a few research to see if this is a good idea to change the X-clamps with big bolts and washers. The opinions are very mixed but most of youtube repairs I saw made with this kit didn't last long. So I changed my mind and place the X-Clamp back with better thermal paste. Artic Silver 5 is recommended not the white tooth paste from this kit.

My Advice

First of all, the kit is only half good. I didn't use the bolts, nylon washers. and the thermal paste. I broke the tiny screwdriver while removing the clamps. There's a special tool to remove the X-Clamp but it's not included in the kit. I'm not an expert but here my advice from my research :

1-Keep the clamps. If loose add a metal washers from the kit when you placed it back. Be sure the legs are equally stable on a table. If not, The center of the clamp should at least offset 4 or 5mm.

2-Use Artic Silver 5 Thermal paste. The one in the kit is really cheap.

3-About reflow soldering : Be aware no professional use a heat gun to reflow solders on a processor. The technique seem to work but you also risk to damage everything around since you have no control over it. If you want my opinion : On last resort only. I did it because I didn't want to spend money on my old console. I'm not even sure it worked or if my console really needed a reflow. At your own risk.

My Problem

My Xbox 360 suffered the infamous "ring of death" syndrome after sitting around for more than a year. I was able to get it going again by opening up the unit and cleaned off old dust from the main board. It came back to life for couple hours of play time but the ring of death returned the next day. No amount of reset and cleaning would make that go away.

My Fix

After visiting various sites and recommendation on fixing this issue, I decided to give the repair kit from ifixit site a try. The package arrived just as expected. I spent about four hours doing the whole task and followed each step to the letter. As some suggested, the old thermal paste was quite difficult to remove. However, I had learned from a handyman that the good'o WD-40 can remove old glue marks and some very nasty sticky gooey stuff. So I gave WD-40 a try and it turned out very well. Of course, I still had to use rubbing alcohol to remove residual WD-40 (which was quite easy). I had also read from some comments about the poor choice of flat head screw and how one could potentially cause collateral damages to adjacent components if not careful. I was being careful all the way until having to tighten the last screw when the tragedy occurred. While one had was holding steady the main board and another hand tightening the screw, the screw driver slipped and crashed onto the board. Upon inspecting the main board it became evident that a small capacitor next to a RAM chip was completely smashed into bits. Needless to say that I was quite depressed with all the time and money spent which led to this. After recovering myself, I took a multimeter to inspect the readings of the smashed capacitor and other similar parts. To my surprise, they all returned similar readings. That's when I decided to put Xbox back together and try it out. To my ultimate surprise and pleasure, the unit booted up with all green lights and started loading games. It's been several days since the repair and the Xbox is still functioning like a charm (knock on the wood). I guess the smashed capacitor might be one of the de-coupling caps for RAM chips. If so, it might be just a dumb luck for me that I didn't damage other more vital components.

My Advice

My only advise is be extra careful when tightening the heat-sink screws. It'd nice if the screws can be tighten with a socket wrench. Overall the kits and instructions from iFixit site really worked out great for me.

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My Problem

The XBOX 360 had the RROD and diagnosis was in line with the symptoms of the heat sink issue. I figured the kit was not too expensive, so I thought it was worth a shot.

My Fix

The guide was spot on and the kit provide everything I needed. I took my time and the whole process took about 2 hours to complete. I tend to break things when I rush, so thought best to be cautious. But now that I know how the unit comes apart, I think I could do this fix again in about 30 minutes.

UPDATE: After only a few hours of use, RROD is back 7 days after RROD kit installed. I tightened the heat sink screws and it successfully restarted, only to fail with the RROD after 30 seconds. Going to buy a heat gun and try to reflow the motherboard.

My Advice

Follow the steps exactly and you'll be good to go. This is my third i fix it experience and all repairs have been 100% successful following the guides. First was replacing dc in jack on a powerbook g4, then hd replacement on a imac 27. Keep it up ifixit...you guys rock!!

My Problem

Xbox Red Ring of Death - Xbox would work for a minute and then a pixelated freeze screen would pop-up and I'd have to restart.

My Fix

The repair went fairly smoothly. The only problem I had was cleaning the old thermal paste off the processors. I ended up using some rubbing alcohol and qtips and that did the trick.

My Advice

About as easy a repair as you can do. Just follow each step, take your time, and read the comments from other users.

My Problem

I had not played my 360 for over a year but recently, my son got into Star Wars Lego's on the machine. He's been playing the game for a few months now and I, after more than a year, decided to purchase another game and begin playing it. After about an hour of playing, I got the RRoD. I told my son the next morning that the Xbox was dead and that he may not be able to play it for a while. He was ok with it, but I was fairly disappointed that after a long absence, I finally had the time to do a little gaming myself, and the machine died. So, I did a little research, visited ifixit.com, and lo and behold, they make a RRoD fixit kit. I figured, for 30 bucks, what the heck, I'll give it a shot.

My Fix

The physical repair itself was pretty easy. I'd say between tear down, repair, and build up, it took me about an hour and a half. I'd say I'm a fairly handy guy but have never really tackled any electronics before. I found the most time consuming thing was getting the old thermal paste off. I spent a good two hours scraping and wiping with the spodge, qtips, and rubbing alcohol. Total repair time was around 3 1/2 hrs.

My Advice

The kit, I think, was worth the money. I have many of the tools already, but it saved me the time of having to piece together the hardware and the thermal paste. Was definitely worth the 30 bucks. If you have any solution to easily and safely remove the old thermal paste, use it. This was the most time consuming and most difficult part of this repair. It was Sunday when I did the repair and no place was open that sold such stuff.

My Problem

The Xbox died, and unlike the song, I didn't want a ring on it.

My Fix

The repair was virtually seemless. And it worked.

My Advice

The prying of the x-clips were a bit more difficult than the one on the video. I recommend coming in from the side and twisting.

My Problem

I have a Xbox 360 arcade version I got for Christmas several years back, then maybe 2 years later it started showing three red lights and randomly freezing while playing games. Until I found iFixit I was resigned to waiting roughly 2-3 days between uses.

My Fix

Had some initial trouble opening the machine but when open it didn't take long at all to take it apart and apply the fixes, both the red ring of death kit and running the re-flow to reset the solder for the chips.

My Advice

Make sure when doing this repair to both do the solder re-flow and ensure you follow the steps as best as possible. If you don't have a heat gun for the re-flow then purchase a cheap $30-$50 gun from your local hardware store it will come in handy for future repairs as well as having some crafty uses. Oh for the re-flow the instructions only have low and high settings no temps, if you have a three speed heat gun then the settings used are second and third since the low setting is only about 50 degrees Celsius and used to cool the gun and to for drying things.

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.

 

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