Introduction

The microphone is inside of the stand of the Kinect, and the stand is not able to be taken apart. You will need to find another Kinect with a working microphone to salvage a stand to replace the broken one.

Remove the sticker on the underside of the device.
  • Remove the sticker on the underside of the device.

  • Remove the four 3.1x7.7 mm T9 screws underneath the sticker.

  • While you're at it, remove the four 3.1x23.6 mm T9 screws beneath the sticker. Make note of the sizes and locations of the screws.

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Remove the back panel. Remove the black panels on either side of the Kinect, and remove the 3.1x7.7 mm T9 screws underneath them. Remove the black panels on either side of the Kinect, and remove the 3.1x7.7 mm T9 screws underneath them.
  • Remove the back panel.

  • Remove the black panels on either side of the Kinect, and remove the 3.1x7.7 mm T9 screws underneath them.

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Deck the Halls
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Using your thumbs, press firmly against the outer case on either side of the stand. This will disengage the internal assembly. Lift the internal assembly with the spudger. Remove the assembly from the case. You now have access to the inner shell of the kinect, along with the heat sink, microphone, and LED sensor.
  • Using your thumbs, press firmly against the outer case on either side of the stand. This will disengage the internal assembly.

  • Lift the internal assembly with the spudger.

  • Remove the assembly from the case. You now have access to the inner shell of the kinect, along with the heat sink, microphone, and LED sensor.

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Disconnect the cable connecting the infrared sensor to the motherboard. Remove the one 3.1x7.7 mm T9 screw from the infrared sensor. Remove the infrared sensor board for the Kinect.
  • Disconnect the cable connecting the infrared sensor to the motherboard.

  • Remove the one 3.1x7.7 mm T9 screw from the infrared sensor.

  • Remove the infrared sensor board for the Kinect.

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Remove the white ribbon cable from the motherboard using tweezers. Remove the four 3.1x7.7 mm T9 screws holding the stand containing the microphone in place. Unstick the black bracket holding the ribbon cable with a spudger, and remove the stand from the body of the Kinect.
  • Remove the white ribbon cable from the motherboard using tweezers.

  • Remove the four 3.1x7.7 mm T9 screws holding the stand containing the microphone in place.

  • Unstick the black bracket holding the ribbon cable with a spudger, and remove the stand from the body of the Kinect.

  • Replace with a working stand from a different Xbox One Kinect.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I love this guide, guys. Even having never seen an XBOX Kinect, I have a very clear image of how to approach this repair/ replacement. Your markup is great and clear, your action shots denote direction where it's needed, and your pictures show individual components in a way that leaves no confusion. Your steps are adequately descriptive as well. If I have to critique one thing, is it necessary to denote the bit type used on the driver when removing screws? I'm not sure if it is, but my group included this information. All in all, you did a great job with this one. Your guides are knowledgeable and concise.

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