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Taking an Xbox apart.

How do you take the cover of an Xbox console off? There are no screws that are visible. Are there clips of soe type?

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The screws are hidden underneath the feet and there are a few under some labels too. Just use a flat blad or a butterknife to pop the rubber feet off.

The hidden ones underneath the labels are easy to find just poke your screwdriver around until you hit a softspot.

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You will need a small torx screwdriver for the screws, which are about 3 inches long. You can see where the screws are here. Follow the instructions on It has great information.

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