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.

Here you would usually have a hard drive, my xbox does not. To remove it you push down the button and lift it out
  • 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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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 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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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
  • 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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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 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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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 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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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
  • 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 To pop off this button use a spludger or flat head screw driver to pry this off To pop off this button use a spludger or flat head screw driver to pry this off
  • To pop off this button use a spludger or flat head screw driver to pry this off

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Remove the six silver screws Flip over the whole Xbox holding both the plastic and the metal, then pull off the casing 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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Carefully remove the two connectors The disc drive may have some tape in the front holding it in place, simply remove this. 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 To remove the fan covering, use a flat head screw driver as shown to gently pry it off To remove the fan covering, use a flat head screw driver as shown to gently pry it off
  • To remove the fan covering, use a flat head screw driver as shown to gently pry it off

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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 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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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 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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Remove the 9 gold screws Remove the 8 black screws
  • 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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Memory card ports Custom ATi Graphics Processor with 10Mb of 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
  • 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

Up yours it obviously helped 3.1 thousand people. Being as you have zero guides and close to no reputation, maybe you should try it. But your input is valued, so thank you.

Michael -

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