Repairing Xbox360 Red Ring of Death
February 17, 2010
Coming up on today’s episode:
Ok Guys this is a big one! This Episode, I will show a method that will fix the RROD (Red Ring Of Death). You’ll need the following tools and equipment to repair the xbox360. If done correctly, your xbox360 will come back to life. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to post. Hope you enjoyed this episode of Younoob.net
- Presto Griddle
- Heat Gun (500F)
- Arctic Silver Remover or Alcohol/Goo Gone
- Arctic Silver 5
- 4 Machine Screws 1/2″
- Aluminum Foil
- Metal Tape
- hex ScrewDriver T-10
- Small Screwdriver Kit
- 8 M5-.80 x10 Machine Screws
- 16 #10 Flat Washers [Nylon]
- 16 5mm Flat Washers [Metal]
so lets start off by removing the casing. (Plenty of Videos and tutorials online for opening the xbox360). We will begin by removing the faceplate followed by the top and bottom cover. You will need to remove the 6 main screws, to remove the side caseing.(Diagram in shownotes)
Remove the face power board by unscrewing the 3 screws. Then Remove all the remaining undercarriage screws. After the case is removed, Flip Motherboard you will see the X-clamps, You will need to carefully remove them using a small Flat-head screwdriver, and remove the Heat Sinks. Use rubbing alcohol and a q-tip and carefully clean the 2 main chips until they shine.
Take off the DVD power and Sata Cables from the motherboard.
Now take some Aluminum Foil and some metal tape, cover all the conductors except the area we will be heating up with the heatgun. Use the four 2″ machine screws, adjust with a bolt to about 1/2″ then place in motherboard. hoist the motherboard above the griddle 1/2″. Preheat the griddle to 350ºF. Let set for 5 minutes. Heat the exposed H(ANA) Chip and the GPU using the Heat Gun at medium heat. Use a circular motion for 4 minutes. 1″-2″ away from the chips. (Do not burn any parts). Let set for 35-40 minutes.
Remove motherboard from griddle. Remove aluminum foil. Clean up any tape access (if any). Apply arctic silver (small amount) to the chips. Spread and flatten an even coat of article silver using a credit card or a trowel.
[Optional Step] Replace the X-Clamps.
Now this step is optional but i like to replace the xclamps also, so we will remove all the bolts from the Heat sinks and clean the surface. Use 8 M5-.80 x 10 Machine Screws to put metal and nylon washers on both sides of the motherboard. (Nylon washers touch both sides of motherboard)
Then Carefully Screw the heatsinks into place evenly. Partial Reassemble the Xbox360. Place motherboard and all main hardware back into the metal casing, Power on and if done correctly in most cases your xbox360 will come back to life. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to post. Hope you enjoyed this episode of Younoob.net