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
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Stories

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!

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.