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Dear RROD, I detest you.

davidtcrawford -

Xbox 360

Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Fix Kit

Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Fix Kit

45 minuten - 1 uur

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Mijn probleem

My Xbox 360 (purchased in 2009) finally gave me the red ring of death. Restarting the console seemed to temporarily "solve" the problem, but to keep from causing anymore damage, I decided not to use my console until I could fix it.

Mijn oplossing

The repair actually went very well. Console disassembly was rather painless thanks to ifixit's repair guide. The kit came with all the hardware needed to replace the stock heatsink clamps. I chose to use the Ceramique2 heatsink compound included with the kit, but for better heat transfer between the processors and heatsink, some of you may opt for using Arctic Silver 5. Nearly a month after the repair, the RROD hasn't returned. I will note that I chose NOT to reflow the motherboard.

Mijn advies

Take your time! It is important that you keep track of all the hardware, and use care when removing components. While your console is apart, take the time to clean the dust out of it. Before reinstalling the heatsinks, make sure to remove all the old thermal compound. The plastic spudger will help scrape off the hardened compound. Use Artic Clean (found at Radioshack) or 91% isopropyl alcohol (Walgreens) to clean the processors and heatsinks; let them dry completely before applying new thermal compound.

Spudger afbeelding
Spudger

$2.99

Metal Spudger Set afbeelding
Metal Spudger Set

$7.99

Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Fix Kit afbeelding
Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Fix Kit

$29.99

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