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Introduction

Follow this guide to remove and replace the SSD card on a Xbox Series S.

There are some photo discontinuities with the exterior Bluetooth, Wifi, and power boards. These discontinuities do not affect the repair procedure.

  1. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Peel off the sticker coverings: step 1, image 1 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Peel off the sticker coverings: step 1, image 2 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Peel off the sticker coverings: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Before you start this guide, turn off the Xbox and unplug any cables from it.

    • Use tweezers to peel off the two white screw covers located on the bottom corners of the back panel.

    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the two 10 mm-long screws securing the back panel to the bottom panel.

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from.

  2. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the bottom panel: step 3, image 1 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the bottom panel: step 3, image 2 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the bottom panel: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the bottom panel horizontally toward the back of the console until it comes to a stop.

    • This slides the clips out of the slots on the plastic case.

    • Lift straight up and remove the bottom panel from the plastic case.

  3. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the plastic case screws: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T10 Torx driver to remove the seven 51 mm-long screws securing the chassis to the plastic case.

  4. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the plastic case: step 5, image 1 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the plastic case: step 5, image 2 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the plastic case: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • With the bottom of the Xbox facing you, pull the two bottom-rear corners of the plastic case away from each other.

    • As you pull the corners apart, slide the back panel towards the bottom of the device. This releases the back panel from the plastic case.

    • The back panel should now settle on top of the clips on the back of the plastic case.

    • The back panel is permanently attached to the aluminum chassis.

    • Do not attempt to fully remove the chassis from the plastic case with this technique. You may risk breaking your case.

  5. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the bottom-left corner away from the chassis while swinging the chassis away from the plastic case.

    • You may need to lift the chassis to free it from the clips on the bottom-front of the plastic case during this process.

    • Remove the plastic case from the chassis.

  6. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the power button board: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the 9.5 mm-long screw securing the power button board to the chassis.

  7. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to pry and loosen the power button board.

    • Do not pry from the bottom of the power button board as it may bend the connector.

    • Pull the power button board straight out to disconnect it from the chassis.

  8. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the Wi-Fi board: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the three 9.5 mm-long screws securing the Wi-Fi board to the short edge of the chassis.

  9. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to pry and loosen the Wi-Fi board.

    • Do not pry from the bottom or sides of the Wi-Fi board as it may bend the connector.

    • Pull the Wi-Fi board straight out to disconnect it from the chassis.

  10. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the Bluetooth board: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the three 9.5 mm-long screws securing the Bluetooth board to the long edge of the chassis.

  11. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to pry and loosen the Bluetooth board.

    • Do not pry from the bottom or sides of the Bluetooth board as it may bend the connector.

    • Pull the Bluetooth board straight out to disconnect it from the chassis.

  12. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the power supply screws: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T10 Torx driver to remove the seven 11.3 mm-long screws securing the power supply to the chassis.

  13. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the upper chassis: step 14, image 1 of 2 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the upper chassis: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Flip the device over.

    • Lift the upper chassis straight up to remove it.

  14. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the power supply: step 15, image 1 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the power supply: step 15, image 2 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the power supply: step 15, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the power supply straight up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Remove the power supply.

  15. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the fan screws: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T10 Torx driver to remove the two 11.3 mm-long screws securing the fan to the chassis.

  16. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Disconnect the fan: step 17, image 1 of 2 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Disconnect the fan: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Flip the device over.

    • Take care when flipping the chassis over because the fan is now loose.

    • Use your fingers to pull and disconnect the fan connector from its motherboard socket.

    • Take care not to pull on the wires when disconnecting the fan to prevent breaking the connector.

    • This connector may be difficult to remove. A good method to remove it is to shimmy the connector up and out of its socket with a spudger.

    • You may be able to remove this connector without removing the power supply with a pair of needle-nose pliers.

  17. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the fan: step 18, image 1 of 2 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the fan: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the fan straight up to remove it from the motherboard.

  18. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the motherboard screws: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the four 9.4 mm-long screws securing the motherboard to the chassis.

  19. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the locking clip: step 20, image 1 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the locking clip: step 20, image 2 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the locking clip: step 20, image 3 of 3
    • Flip the device over.

    • Insert a spudger into the locking clip located on the front-left corner of the chassis.

    • This will open up the clip to make it easier to remove.

    • Lift straight up to remove the clip.

  20. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the motherboard: step 21, image 1 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the motherboard: step 21, image 2 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the motherboard: step 21, image 3 of 3
    • Grasp the heat sink with your fingers and lift up the front of the motherboard up above the edge of the chassis.

    • Pull the motherboard towards the front of the chassis to remove it.

  21. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement, Remove the SSD card: step 22, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the 5.1 mm-long screw securing the SSD card to the motherboard.

  22. Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 23, image 1 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 23, image 2 of 3 Xbox Series S SSD Card Replacement: step 23, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the SSD card straight out and remove it from the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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