45 minuten - 1 uur
After a 5 years of use my Xbox 360 Elite finally gave me the RROD. After some online research I decided to try the Ifixit solution of replacing the thermal compound and X-clamps and adding extra heatsinks and thermal pads.
When I received my repair kit, it did not include any thermal compound, as advertised. I made a quick trip to my local MediaMarkt (Deutsche Best Buy), and picked some up for 5 Euro. The teardown and installation was pretty straight forward. I was able to get my Xbox up and running within an hour without reflowing or keeping the fans unplugged to overheat the system.
The only part that was somewhat troublesome was installing the heatsink with the new screws and washers. I found it easiest to insert the screws into the bottom of the motherboard while it was hanging of the edge of the table and slide it over the table to keep the screws in. After placing the washers over the screws, I attached the heat sink and slid the motherboard off the table, one screw at a time in order to start threading them so they didn't fall out.