Introduction

I am going to show you how to tear apart an xbox with simple tools.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Xbox 360, use our service manual.

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  • Here you would usually have a hard drive, my xbox does not. To remove it you push down the button and lift it out

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Image 1/3: You can alternatively grab inside the USB port and pull the cover off Image 2/3: You can alternatively grab inside the USB port and pull the cover off Image 3/3: You can alternatively grab inside the USB port and pull the cover off
  • You can put a flat head screw driver in between the plastic as shown and gently pry open the front

  • You can alternatively grab inside the USB port and pull the cover off

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Image 1/3: Be sure to keep pressure pulling outwards for this to come out easily Image 2/3: Make sure that you pop out the pins on both sides Image 3/3: Make sure that you pop out the pins on both sides
  • Use a small tool to stick in and push these pins

  • Be sure to keep pressure pulling outwards for this to come out easily

  • Make sure that you pop out the pins on both sides

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Image 1/3: Note that there are six buttons holding this together in total so it is ok to accidentally break 1 or 2 Image 2/3: Note that there are six buttons holding this together in total so it is ok to accidentally break 1 or 2 Image 3/3: Note that there are six buttons holding this together in total so it is ok to accidentally break 1 or 2
  • Same as the bottom plate you want to push in the buttons holding this in

  • Note that there are six buttons holding this together in total so it is ok to accidentally break 1 or 2

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Image 1/2: I used flat head screw driver bits to hold the connectors open Image 2/2: You have to remove a warranty sticker for this step
  • You have to evenly disconnect all four of these connectors holding it together

  • I used flat head screw driver bits to hold the connectors open

  • You have to remove a warranty sticker for this step

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Image 1/3: It is nearly impossible to not mess up the plastic using a screwdriver, i would recommend using an x-acto knife Image 2/3: This was one of the harder steps, you must push the button in until it clicks and then go farther still Image 3/3: Make sure you keep pressure applied outwards so that the locks do not re-engage
  • You must push in these buttons (7 in total)

  • It is nearly impossible to not mess up the plastic using a screwdriver, i would recommend using an x-acto knife

  • This was one of the harder steps, you must push the button in until it clicks and then go farther still

  • Make sure you keep pressure applied outwards so that the locks do not re-engage

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  • To pop off this button use a spludger or flat head screw driver to pry this off

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Image 1/3: Flip over the whole Xbox holding both the plastic and the metal, then pull off the casing Image 2/3: Flip over the whole Xbox holding both the plastic and the metal, then pull off the casing Image 3/3: Flip over the whole Xbox holding both the plastic and the metal, then pull off the casing
  • Remove the six silver screws

  • Flip over the whole Xbox holding both the plastic and the metal, then pull off the casing

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Image 1/3: The disc drive may have some tape in the front holding it in place, simply remove this. Image 2/3: The disc drive may have some tape in the front holding it in place, simply remove this. Image 3/3: The disc drive may have some tape in the front holding it in place, simply remove this.
  • Carefully remove the two connectors

  • The disc drive may have some tape in the front holding it in place, simply remove this.

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  • To remove the fan covering, use a flat head screw driver as shown to gently pry it off

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Image 1/3: Use a screw driver or spludger to pry out the fan from the casing Image 2/3: Use a screw driver or spludger to pry out the fan from the casing Image 3/3: Use a screw driver or spludger to pry out the fan from the casing
  • Use a small flat head screw driver to open this locking mechanism and then gently remove the fan connector

  • Use a screw driver or spludger to pry out the fan from the casing

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Image 1/3: Remove the three black screws and pull the chip directly outwards so you do not damage the connector Image 2/3: Remove the three black screws and pull the chip directly outwards so you do not damage the connector Image 3/3: Remove the three black screws and pull the chip directly outwards so you do not damage the connector
  • To remove the "On" button simply disconnect the plastic clip

  • Remove the three black screws and pull the chip directly outwards so you do not damage the connector

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Image 1/2: Remove the 8 black screws Image 2/2: Carefully pull out the mother board and make sure that you do not damage any connectors
  • Remove the 9 gold screws

  • Remove the 8 black screws

  • Carefully pull out the mother board and make sure that you do not damage any connectors

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Image 1/2: Custom ATi Graphics Processor with 10Mb of Ram Image 2/2: 3 IBM PowerPC Cores Each Running At 3.2Ghz with 512Mb of System Ram
  • Memory card ports

  • Custom ATi Graphics Processor with 10Mb of Ram

  • 3 IBM PowerPC Cores Each Running At 3.2Ghz with 512Mb of System Ram

  • Hard drive port

  • Power port

  • HDMI and Video ports

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  • This is it

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Michael

Member since: 10/23/2016

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Please comment if you have any suggestions or help so that I can be sure to update this, or do a better job in the future.

Michael - Reply

Your method is very offensive and not recommended when you wont damage the case of your Xbox 360.

TheSupport - Reply

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