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I work on computers and someone gave me this Dead X-Box 360 with two Red Ring errors. I got the cooling kit and the Heat Gun just in case. I figured it would probably need the reflowing at that point. I was right. The Thermal paste was cooked. I have used and replaced a lot of thermal paste in my time and that stuff got really hot. I had to soak and scrape some of it off all the chips. Very Carefully mind you so I didn't scratch the chips. I used a small flat head screw driver and went very slowly.
After I had it clean I followed all the steps and Reflowed it then installed the cooling kit. After I put it all back together it came right up and worked perfectly. I do not know if it really needed the reflowing but at that point it couldn't really hurt. It was either gonna work and everyone would be happy or it wouldn't work and we are exactly where we started and nothing would have changed.
I would recommend adding to the steps a putting it all back together instructions. Just reverse the ones you did to take it apart but pressing previous and reading it all backwards is a pain. I know if this is done by someone regularly it wont matter but to those who only do it once a year or life maybe it would be very helpful to make sure it is all done and put back together right.
Also when you are putting the front Power button plastic cover back on. Make sure you orientate the snap on plastic piece first. I did it up side down and when I plugged it all in I couldn't turn it on since the plastic piece had a slot and a hole and it was reversed. So I had to take part of the case off again to flip it. Just an FYI I learned. Sorry no photos.