QUOTE(SlimXero @ May 14 2012, 06:50 PM)
I'm gonna end up setting up my own reflow/reball station and doing it myself. since there isn't anybody in this area who isn't insanely expensive or just plain insane. Watched some youtube videos and while i know it's not as simple as watching a video, there are plenty of rrod xbox's around here for me to practice on, i think i'm going to do it myself. plus it's a skill that isn't xbox specific, so it's worth it to learn.
I advise you not to reflow with a heatgun. That is the "trick" spreading all over youtube right now and frankly it is just plain dumb in my opinion (and I'm not just saying that as someone who's never tried it, trust me, I've reflowed my fair share of Xbox's back in the day with a heatgun before I had a reworking station).
I've had capacitors explode, the local thermal expansion warped boards, melted buttons and other things, and worst of all was when a RAM chip exploded off the board and hit me in the face with hot solder on it. Fun stuff.
If you're going to be reflowing more than one Xbox, I recommend getting a low end SMD temperature controller reworking station at the very least. Make sure you use a preheater or at the very least, a presto griddle. Also flux is a requirement for a long lasting reflow. And thermocouples to monitor temps (too low of a temp, not a long reflow, too high and you'll get bridged solder). A brace to hold the board so it doesn't flex. And last of all the nozzle made for the Xbox GPU to use with the reworking station (4141 size).
I know you said everyone around you is expensive, but I did say I would do it for you for 20 bucks. I can knock that down to 15 if you want and shipping is usually 20 bucks round trip no matter where you are in the country. I'd much rather reflow your board for next to nothing than you be stuck with a board that had a quick fix attempted on it that will be irreparable when it breaks again.
Good luck and if you do insist on doing it yourself, head over to xbox-experts and look at their reflow tutorials. They will be able to help you much more than a random kid on youtube.