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Your X box needs to clean most important the fan,below an instruction how to open...
1. Insert your index and middle finger into the memory slot holes,
place your thumbs on the bottom of the Xbox (for leverage), and pull
the face plate off with a steady force. It should come right off.
2. Break the Microsoft seal off. (Note that this will void your warranty.)
Now, flip the Xbox on its side and take a close look at the holes
located on the top and bottom of each side. If you look closely, you
can see that some of the holes are filled in. This is because the
filled-in holes are keeping the grey plastic pieces on the top and
bottom of the Xbox in place.
4. To remove the top and bottom grey
pieces, use a small pointed object. Locate a grey plastic tab by
peering into the holes, then use your pointed object to carefully push
down and lever out the grey top/bottom cover. Both pieces have three
tabs/clips per side, with a total of six per piece. To remove the top
grey piece, you will have to remove the rubber pad. This is the only
rubber pad you will have to remove.
5. With the grey pieces removed,
take a close look at the back side of the Xbox. On the right and left
side there are small notches that will require closer inspection. You
again will need a small screw driver or narrow probe.
6. Using the
probe, start on the left side (near power plug socket) and push the
catch a bit into the Xbox until it clicks, then use a screw driver to
keep the two sides apart. Once the left side is done, start on the
right side and do the same thing to the rest of the catches.
they are all separated, the bottom of the Xbox will lift away. At this
point slide it around to the front side and undo the four catches,
keeping the case together.
8. Now grab your Torx driver set. You can use a T10 and T8 to do the job. You do not need a T12.
Unscrew the six T10 black screws, then use the T10 to unscrew all the
silver screws. Finally, unscrew the black screws with your T8 driver .
Carefully flip the Xbox back over and remove the DVD button arm
assembly to keep it out of your way. You just need to pry it off the
black plastic guide.
11. Next, remove the top cover. Watch the DVD button latch.
12. Disconnect the SATA connector and power connector from the DVD drive and lift it out of the case.
To remove the white plastic air guide, locate the notch on the top
outward side, insert your probe/small screw driver, and leverage the
air guide out. It should lift straight out very smoothly.
Disconnect the power for the cooling fans. Now, use your probe/screw
driver to pry the fan catches out from the metal guard. This will allow
you to remove the fan device from the Xbox case.
15. Look at the
front of the Xbox on the RF module, and remove the white plastic power
button. It is held in place by a clip on the top and bottom.
16. Remove the three screws from the front circuit board (RF module).
Once the screws are removed, you will be able to slide the front
circuit board off the Xbox with a slight pull. Notice that it is
connected on the lower left side. You should now be able to pull the
entire circuit board right out of the case with relative ease. Be
careful not to touch any exposed circuits.
18. The next step is to
carefully lift the motherboard out of the Xbox case. With the
motherboard removed, flip it over and locate the two X connectors on
the bottom. These are what hold the heat sinks on the processor. You
can remove this; just be careful. It takes a little bit of force, which
could destroy your Xbox if not applied properly.
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Aug 17, 2008 |
Microsoft Xbox 360 Console