These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
To fix common problems with your Xbox 360 S, check out the Xbox 360 S troubleshooting article.
Released June 14, 2010, in North America, the 360 S brings some serious hardware upgrades to the table. Smaller, lighter, and quieter than any previous model of the Xbox, the S comes standard with a 250 GB HDD, built-in Wi-Fi, and five USB 2.0 ports.
A long-awaited Xbox 360 upgrade found in the 360 S is the Valhalla motherboard. The CPU and GPU are both smaller, use less power, and are placed on the same die on the board. The new layout of the processors, along with a new heat sink and fan design, suggest that Microsoft has finally solved the infamous Red Ring of Death.
While users and enthusiasts refer to this model as the Xbox 360 S or Xbox 360 Slim, Microsoft simply markets it as the Xbox 360. Even with a completely new outer case and new features, the 360 S is an upgrade to the existing Xbox 360, rather than an entirely new console.
Previous models of Xbox 360 were plagued by the Red Ring of Death (RROD), a collection of overheating issues that were diagnosed by three red lights around the power button on the console. The newest Xbox, though, will not have the RROD. That's not a claim by Microsoft that they have solved the overheating problems, it just means that no longer will red lights illuminate to indicate such a problem has occurred. Users everywhere can only hope the issue itself has been resolved, as well.
The 360 S immediately stands apart from its predecessors due to a redesigned outer case. Sleek, sharp, and shiny, the Xbox 360 S is not to be mistaken for a standard Xbox 360. When compared to the 360 E, there is no stylized "Xbox" logo anywhere on the console.