45 minutos - 1 hora
This machine had already been sent back to Microsoft to have the red ring of death fixed twice and was no longer under warranty. The repair was going to cost $80 and take a couple weeks. I figured it would be faster and more cost-effective to try it myself for $25!
The repair was very easy (once I poked through the right holes to pop the bottom grill off!) and straight forward thanks to the supremely detailed guide. When we got the box back together aaaaaaaaand it didn't work. I was slightly disappointed because we had followed the instructions to a T. An hour later we decided to give it another chance. It turned on and played games like a champ!
Wait a bit before turning on the xbox. It might not work at first but if you wait, it might!