45 minuten - 1 uur
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.
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.
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.