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- Just Launched on Amazon! Expertly designed, and tested to be fast, and effective. We've collected feedback from hundreds of customers to make the best kit yet.
- Best hardware kit - Screws feature extra low-profile head to reduce flex, and stress on your XBOX. The highest success rate of any screw/washer set.
- Easy repair process: Fixes Most XBOX errors. 3 red lights, GPU malfunction, freezing, overheating, no video/audio.
- BONUS: Southbridge X-clamp fix. Cure E73 and E74 and many other resistant XBOXs. GPU and CPU shims protect your processors for damage/cracking and ensure equal pressure for greater repair success.
- Optionally install our DVD drive pads to prevent scratched and damaged disks for good. Replacement DVD drive belt to repair stuck or slipping DVD drives.
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Arctic Silver 5 3.5mg - Highest cooling performance.
8 extra low-profile custom-made machine screws, and 32 washers
Southbrigde X-Clamp fix
Torx T8 and T10 screwdrivers
CPU Cleaner - Most powerful and effective on the market
Powder-coated special open tool – Hardened
4 DVD drive pads – Protect disks from scratching
4 XBOX RAM pads
DVD drive belt
GPU shim and CPU shim
E-manual and repair support
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Ok so I bought this kit on September 4, 2013, so its been about 2 months. I waited this long so that I could give an accurate review of the durability of this product and fix. I used the tutorial that came with the kit (its on a sheet of paper that contains a link to the tutorial online). My Xbox is the PHAT version w/ the extra 3rd heatsink (these were made 2008 or so and later by Microsoft to address the RROD issue. Google "xbox 360 extra heatsink" for more info/pics). It took me about 5 hours, but I was really being overly careful and slow since it was my first time attempting an xbox fix of this magnitude. I also added a Talismoon Whisper Fan as a replacement for my original OEM fan for added ventilation/cooling. The given tutorial was good enough, though youtube videos helped me a lot as well. I did the fix and used everything except the DVD drive pads, DVD drive belt, the RAM pads, and a few of the washers. Read this review of each component below, and you will understand why my Xbox 360 has been running perfectly fine after tons of use for a solid 2 MONTHS now after having been Red-Ringed and dead for about a year. I've also included a list of tools/supplies that I used and needed for my fix that are NOT INCLUDED in this fix kit. They are not 100% necessary, they just made my fix easier/better to do. Lastly I offer some tips on how I did this fix.
Extra Stuff that I needed/used that wasn't included:
-An old credit card (for applying the new thermal compound)
-Toothpick (for cleaning/removing the old thermal compound)
-Flathead screw-driver (for removing the X-clamps easier. You may not need this it was just easier for me using this tool)
-Sand paper (any grade will probably work, but the finer grades will probably be better)
-Talismoon Whisper Fan (may not be necessary but I wanted more ventilation for my box because most RROD is an over-heat issue)
-4 Copper Heatsinks (which I used instead of the 4 soft RAM pads that came with the kit). NO DRILLING WAS REQUIRED.
The tools that come with this kit are perfect for the job. Both T8 & T10 screwdrivers and the xbox opening tool worked perfectly, and as long as you use them correctly, they don't bend or break easily. The hardest past was removing the x-clamps for me. Also some of the screws on my box were old, and very hard to remove so I would highly suggest investing in a good set of pliers as well. There are also youtube vids that show how to remove the x-clamps easier as the tutorial was never clear on this.
The Southbridge X-Clamp Fix:
The Southbridge X-clamp fix (the metal square that goes over the southbridge) was easy to install (just screw it on and follow the tutorial). After installing this, my xbox makes a slight rattling/whirring noise when running. Its not very loud at all, but it is noticeable. Even so I would definitely recommend installing this, as it is a big part of the fix, based on what I've read.
The Cleaning Liquids/Purifiers:
The cleaning liquids/purifiers (one of which was just rubbing alcohol) did a pretty good job of removing the old thermal paste. I used the liquids and Q-tips in this kit, as well a broken toothpick and a paper towel to VERY GENTLY scrape the old thermal paste off. Once I had them as clean as a mirror, I applied the thermal compound that came with the kit. Make sure you remove it all, even the old thermal paste that's on the motherboard itself around the CPU/GPU. Just take your time with this part, it will be time consuming, but getting it all off without damaging any components will help your box run better/longer. You know when you have done it right when you can basically see your reflection and the small engraved words in the CPU/GPU.
The self-adhesive CPU & GPU foam shims that came with this kit did their job well. They were very easy to install and I have no complaints.
The RAM Pads:
These are commonly called the "Band-Aids" (which is what they look/feel like) in an xbox. I did not use these on my box. The reason for this is that my xbox Red-Ringed while these were installed, so I figured why would I put new ones in when the originals (which still looked brand new) did not help stop the problem in the first place? I bought 4 Copper heatsinks from amazon for about 8 bucks (seller XBRDepot I believe), and completely replaced the foam ones with those. I am not entirely sure if they made a difference, but like I said before, my box has been working flawlessly for 2 months so I think I did something right.
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound:
This thermal compound is basically the best that money can buy for doing this fix. Based on what I've read, all the "pros" recommend only this brand that comes with this kit. It lasts the longest, and performs the best so if you buy this kit, you are getting the top brand thermal compound for this job. I applied a very small amount, the drop was maybe about 1/4th the size of a tic-tac, so very small. I used an old credit card to smooth it out and make sure it is very smooth, even, and thin as possible while still adequately covering the entire CPU/GPU. Don't use your finger, as it is near impossible to get even thickness using your finger. Also, try to get as little as possible (preferably none) on the motherboard around the CPU/GPU.
Screws and Washers:
The screws and washers worked as advertised. Be sure to sand down the areas that the tutorial recommends or you may have a hard time closing your box when you put it back together. My first attempt resulted in me not being able to join the two halves of my box together, so I had to take it all the way apart again and sand it down. So don't skip this step thinking it is pointless like I did lol
DVD Drive Belt & Drive Pads:
I did not use these. My RROD was not caused by my disc drive, and my disc drive worked fine, so I saw no need to open it and risk breaking something that wasn't broken. The only function of the drive belt and pads is to lessen the chance of a disc being scratched by the drive. The only time I've ever had a disk get scratched was when I laid my box down flat (from an upright position) while it was on and a game was spinning inside it. As long as you remove the game or turn off your box before laying it down or tilting it, you will probably never have a disk scratching issue. But you can definitely install these components if you want, especially if your box is scratching disks on its own for some reason. just be very careful as the innards of your disk drive are pretty fragile and delicate. Personally though, it just wasn't worth the risk.
This is a solid fix. If you take your time and follow the directions exactly, you have a great chance of getting your Xbox up and running again. It is a bargain for the price, so even if it fails, you only spent 20 bucks. My only complaint is that my xbox is pretty loud now after doing this fix. I just turn my tv up louder and its fine. I'd rather have a loud xbox, than no xbox.