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- 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.
- Free extras! GPU and CPU shims protect your processors for damage/cracking and ensure equal pressure for greater repair success.
- 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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Are you in need of a repair kit for your XBOX 360 that had three red lights of death? If you are plagued by the red ring of death, our custom kits will keep your XBOX 360 running well after the repair. Reduce the stress and flex on the board with our low-profile screws. Our GPU and CPU shims can aid GPU graphics errors, freezing, pixelation, no audio, and E73 E74 errors. Meanwhile they protect the fragile chips from cracking, while maintaining the proper amount of pressure. We sell the best, most complete and highly researched RROD repair kits ever developed! Our kits result in the highest possible success rates, and fix your XBOX. Designed for everyone, we have tried to make our instructions clear every step. We’re pretty sure we have the best manual ever written for this job. Our process is not complicated. The inexperienced will breeze through our 10-step process, it is easy and simple to fix most red ring of death errors. Do it yourself and save! At a fraction of the cost of replacement, you cannot go wrong with any of our custom repair kits. Get this X-clamp replacement kit today to get your XBOX 360 back from the dead in no time!
2.5g Ceramique thermal compound manufactured by Arctic Silver Corp
8 extra low-profile custom-made machine screws
16 steel washers
16 white nylon washers
Torx T8 and T10 screwdrivers
CPU Cleaner - Most powerful and effective
CPU Purifier – full bottle, paired with Cleaner kit
Powdercoated XBOX unlock tool – Extra Hard
4 DVD drive pads - Protect disks from scratching
DVD drive belt
GPU shim and CPU shim
E-manual and repair support
Top customer reviews
First, I believe it is estimated that the repair will take an hour or so. I spent 4 hours performing surgery on my console. Most likely that's because I was pretty meticulous about doing this, am not terribly experienced working with hardware (I'm a software guy), and, quite frankly, the instructions leave something to be desired. One of my favorite phrases from the instructions was 'put in whole'.. huh? Oh, hole. I thought they were telling me to put the whole thing into something, but that didn't make sense... anyhow... that said the instructions do provide plenty of pictures and I do understand how hard it is making good, explicit directions that every idiot can follow. It would have been nice to have a warning here or there such as before slicing my finger on the metal tape, but at least I can now say the repair took both blood and sweat to achieve.
The initial part of the process comes down to pulling your XBox 360 apart to gain access to the motherboard. One neat thing about this kit is the little key that makes pulling the 360 apart easy if you understand that it's a key which I did not feel was adequately explained. I'm sure I could race through repairing a second unit now that I have some experience doing this.
The hardest part of the repair was getting the clamps off of the heat sink and I felt the instructions were just completely wrong with the suggested technique. I ended up puzzling over it until I was finally able to figure out how to do more of a prying action to get them off. After that it's removing and replacing the thermal compound on the CPU and GPU. How clean do I need to get it? I don't know. I was able to get the stuff off the top of the CPU and much of it from around it, but did a far from perfect job. The instructions make it clear that it doesn't have to be perfect though. I suspect the goal is for the heat sink to be nice and flat against the CPU so that's the critical part. Next was the challenge in opening the thermal compound. I'm sure I did it wrong, but I couldn't find a best way to open that stuff from the manufacturer's site either. In the end I did a pin prick at the bottom and treated it like caulk... but that didn't work well as thermal compound was pushed out both the top and bottom as a squeezed the syringe like container. I was able to get enough on the CPU and GPU to my satisfaction... I just hoped the Xbox 360 was satisfied.
Next was getting the heat sinks back on. That was fun. They recommend strips of electrical tape to hold the screws on the bottom in place while you place some washers in the top (you have to see it to fully understand)... I'll amend that by recommending 8 little pieces of electrical tape (one per screw) so you can more easily work one screw at a time.
Once I got that clamped back together it was time to reassemble things. I left the pieces in the order in which they were removed on my counter so that didn't go too bad although I did make a mistake here and there that involved back tracking. Fortunately I had now mastered the little key tool to help reopen the system so that wasn't much of a problem.
And then came the moment of truth. Did I just waste $14 and 4 hours of a Saturday? Nope! My Xbox 360 worked again and has been working for a few weeks now (I waited before writing this just in case the fix was temporary). I was amazed and was able to proudly proclaim to the family when they returned home that Dad just fixed the Xbox. I was a hero.
Updated - And 3 months later my Xbox 360 is dead again. I have not had time to analyze it further than the RRoD lighting up again with 3/4 lights on as before.
The kit included all of the parts I needed to open up the console's housing, remove the star-socket screws (I forget what they're called), and remove the old heat-transfer paste from the heat sinks and the motherboard. However, you still will need a couple of tools which aren't included, such as a Phillips-head screwdriver, and I -think- I ended up needing a flat-head as well. I also needed several additional Q-tips, but that wasn't a problem for me.
It's worth noting that this is not guaranteed to fix your RROD problem, as the issue is not always a simple overheating problem. I took a gamble and lucked out with mine, but what's the risk if your console is out of warranty and not functioning anyway? If you still have a warranty, I advise using that. If not, give this a shot.
I advise NOT doing this if you are not accustomed to handling computer equipment, however, as some of the parts you will be working with are delicate or easily damaged. I did end up breaking one of the plastic tabs holding my console's casing closed, but it still functions and stays closed just fine.
EDIT: I forgot to include a heads-up that there are no printed instructions included with this kit, but rather a slip of paper giving you an internet URL to visit in order to find instructions online.
I'm happy to see the green ring again.
The repair kit includes all of the tools that are need for the repair.
The specialty tool is nice to have. It does make taking the 360 case apart easier.
The PDF guide was very well written, and simplified.
Not really a con, but a few extra nylon washer's would have been nice.
Other thoughts: I have used this kit to repair two of the older Xbox 360 so far. Now I have friends and family members bringing their old Xbox 360's to me for repair. Now I have four more 360's waiting to be repaired at home. lol