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Helping a buddy clean out a house I came across a 5yr old Xbox360. I asked him if he wanted it and he said I was welcome to it. After straightening out the USB port she fired right up. With the aid of some YouTube videos I opened it up and cleaned out the enormous amount of dust. It ran with no problems for a year or so but inevitably developed the RRoD as these consoles are wont to do. With the unyielding need to fix things being what it is I began looking for any and all information on how to properly repair my lucky find. After an exhaustive search including hrs of YouTube videos and countless websites I settled on the kit from iFixit. It was affordable and ostensibly well thought out and the website has a thorough step by step guide. Also Spider-Man's girlfriend has a great 4min video that makes the process pleasing to the eye and easy.
The kit and guide are truly excellent. I dig fixing things but I'm far from an expert. The guide made everything clear and simple. It includes accurate pics for each step and even gives warnings to pay close attention when there's the potential to damage delicate parts. Everything fit perfectly with no modifications required. The whole process took less than 2hrs working very methodically. A wiz could breeze through it in less than 1. After installation I got all green lights. Watching a few movies and playing a game totalling 5hrs now we're still good to go.
As this kit addresses the real cause of the red lights I think if your Xbox360 wasn't tampered with that this kit and guide will do the trick.
This kit is likely the best way to prevent the RRoD as stated on the website.
On the step where you replace the heatsinks it might help to hold the screws in place with tape so they don't fall out before you actually screw them in. Just echoing a tip I saw elsewhere.