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 (not 360 S)

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
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Stories

My Problem

I bought my XBOX360 from a friend who stopped using it because of the RRoD and a corrupted hard drive.

My Fix

The hardest part for me was getting the case off; the clips above the power cable took me forever to get apart. Everything else was pretty easy and the guide from iFixit was extremely helpful. I also reflowed the motherboard and I think it helped. My XBOX works great now!

My Advice

The only thing the guide here does not show is testing after applying the thermal paste and putting the GPU and CPU back on. rrod360.com has a guide similar to iFixit, but includes testing the XBOX to make sure the thermal paste works.

My Problem

Helping a buddy clean out a house I came across a 5yr old Xbox360. I asked him if he wanted it and he said I was welcome to it. After straightening out the USB port she fired right up. With the aid of some YouTube videos I opened it up and cleaned out the enormous amount of dust. It ran with no problems for a year or so but inevitably developed the RRoD as these consoles are wont to do. With the unyielding need to fix things being what it is I began looking for any and all information on how to properly repair my lucky find. After an exhaustive search including hrs of YouTube videos and countless websites I settled on the kit from iFixit. It was affordable and ostensibly well thought out and the website has a thorough step by step guide. Also Spider-Man's girlfriend has a great 4min video that makes the process pleasing to the eye and easy.

My Fix

The kit and guide are truly excellent. I dig fixing things but I'm far from an expert. The guide made everything clear and simple. It includes accurate pics for each step and even gives warnings to pay close attention when there's the potential to damage delicate parts. Everything fit perfectly with no modifications required. The whole process took less than 2hrs working very methodically. A wiz could breeze through it in less than 1. After installation I got all green lights. Watching a few movies and playing a game totalling 5hrs now we're still good to go.

My Advice

As this kit addresses the real cause of the red lights I think if your Xbox360 wasn't tampered with that this kit and guide will do the trick.

This kit is likely the best way to prevent the RRoD as stated on the website.

On the step where you replace the heatsinks it might help to hold the screws in place with tape so they don't fall out before you actually screw them in. Just echoing a tip I saw elsewhere.

My Problem

My xbox 360 One starting have the "Red Ring of Death". I had tried the simple solutions of cleaning out the fans, etc., but, after checking around the internet, I found iFixIt and the description of my exact problem. Since I was well passed the warranty period, and Microsoft no longer would support repair, I figured I would give it a try after watching the iFixIt video of the repair.

My Fix

The repair took me about an hour. The step by step instructions by iFixIt were invaluable in leading me step-by-step through the repair. There was just one point where I had to look at the video to be sure how to remove the motherboard without damaging. To put it all back together, I literally followed the steps in reverse. Of course, the big test was when I plugged it in. It worked and is working just fine. An inexpensive fix give new life to a good system.

My Advice

Stick with iFixIt. They provide clear, easy-to-follow directions.

My Problem

Xbox RROD

My Fix

The guide was great, but it didn't fix my Xbox. I still had a blast working on it.

My Advice

Give it a shot to see if it works for you.

My Problem

The Xbox 360 Original with a date of 2006 would turn on for a few minutes only to freeze with picture artifacts throughout. It would usually give two rings and once it gave the three rings. I was skeptical I could do it and gave it a shot since Microsoft no longer repairs these units.

My Fix

I followed the instructions accordingly. The most time consuming part was removing the thermal grease. Other than that, this fix was not difficult at all.

My Advice

You want the tools. Especially the metal one to pry the back off. Also, need something like nail polish remover to remove the thermal grease.

My Problem

Xbox360 ring of death

My Fix

Followed the guide and things went smoothly and easy to follow

Spoke too soon. 20 mins after use, the ring returned. : (. Egad. Broke out a fan and tried some cooling air flow and voila! Played all day. New high output internal fans on order. Failure is not an Option!

My Advice

I had one snag though, the on/off button took a few tries to get proper alignment. There is very tight tolerance on the mini button. Might want to expand the reassembly phase in the instructions. Thanks for kit

I like to fix things and really like ifixit.com

My Problem

My 360 would consistently overheat and shut down with the 2 red lights. The fans would run real loudly yet the air coming out wasn't all that hot. I blew out the dust but very little came out. So I decided to try the RROD fix.

My Fix

Following the directions and using the tools in the kit the Xbox came apart fairly easily. I noticed immediately that the thermal grease on the graphics chip was toast. It was completely hard. Using Deoxit got it cleaned up real quick. I didn't do the reflow step because I was only getting the 2 red lights, not the 3 indicative of total failure. After reassembly I noticed how much quieter it ran. I ran BF3 for almost an hour with no shut down.

My Advice

Go slow and follow the directions. Deoxit cleans it fast. Be careful!

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My Problem

We were expecting it to happen at some point. An old Xbox 360, out of warranty. One day there's a loud POP, and it no longer works. Instead of the usual green glow around the on-switch, the dreaded Red Ring of Death appears.

Game over.

The options are limited in this scenario. 1. Get a new one (nope), 2. get another 2nd hand one (maybe), or, 3. lets see if we can fix it. What could go wrong? If we try option 3 and fail, then we can resort to option 2.

My Fix

We ordered the Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Fix Kit from ifixit.com. Not really convinced it would work for us, but, hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

In the end, it was a breeze. The kit arrived, we read the online guide, then we got started. We weren't in a hurry, and since neither of us are at all electrically minded, we took it slow and steady.

First, you open the casing, remove everything until you are left with a motherboard. Then, the large heat sinks are removed from the two main processors. So far so good. Now to begin the fix itself. Removing the glue from the processors took us a while, but it wasn't difficult, we were just careful. Now for the best part. Using a heat gun, heating the motherboard around the processors to re-melt the solder, taking care not to damage any surrounding components.

My Advice

Did I mention that the work was carried out by my 11 year old son? I simply helped him with some of the screws.

Just do it. It will work, and you will be very pleased that you tried to fix it, and not just get a new replacement.

My Problem

RROD

My Fix

Repair was easy enough, just followed the directions. May want to watch a video or 2 on the X clips, pretty easy to destroy the whole motherboard if you screw this part up.

My Advice

The whole process was pretty easy. To do the reflow, instead of initially heating the board with the heat gun, I put it in the oven at 200 degrees for 10 min to uniformly heat the board before I started; it's not too hot to hurt anything. From there I heated each of the chips with the heat gun on high for about 4 minutes total and then let the motherboard sit for about an hour.

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!