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Xbox One X Teardown

Teardown

Teardown

Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.

Featured Guide

Featured Guide

This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.

The Xbox One X is Microsoft's latest gaming console. It promises 40% more power than any other console for immersive, true 4K gaming. We've seen two previous versions of the Xbox One on our teardown table—the original and Xbox One S—and both impressed us with their ease of disassembly and modular components. Will the Xbox One X continue this trend, or does all that extra horse power come at the price of decreased repairability? There's only one way to find out and that's to tear this thing down!

Step 1 Final Thoughts  ¶ 

Only a few tools are required to take the whole console apart.

Step 1 Final Thoughts  ¶ 

  • Only a few tools are required to take the whole console apart.

  • Once inside, a clean, no-nonsense modular design allows the drives, fan, heat sink, PSU, wireless board, and front daughterboard to be easily replaced.

  • Fewer interlocking body panels and a simpler clip arrangement make opening this generation of Xbox easier than its senior.

  • Replacing the hard drive will require both voiding your warranty and some difficult hackery to make it serviceable.