With this guide I want to illustrate you how to disassemble your xbox 360, so completely easy and fast.
If you have a slim console, you can follow this guide: unmount xbox 360 slim.
I made a video and, in more detail below, you will find photos and descriptions of the steps to get the clearest ideas. Initially it takes a little time, but, having taken the hand, it is possible to disassemble the console even in 2 and a half minutes. If you are curious to see how your console is made inside, doing everything yourself, you give first look at the video below.Note: The staff of GiardiniBlog and the author of the article take no responsibility for any damage, follow the instructions at your own riskHaving said that, have fun!
These are the tools needed to disassemble our dear Xbox 360:
- A long slotted screwdriver, used to unlock the upper bezel, and to open the hooks in the back of the console that keep the shell closed (I recommend the width of the screwdriver tip should fit into the rear slots, to unlock the hooks, width of the tip 3 mm)
- Torx screwdriver (the one you see with the yellow end) of size 10, to be able to disassemble the silver screws that hold a part of the body.
- Toothpicks, or, as I did, a torx screwdriver measuring 4 or 3, due to the fact that it has a thin tip, or anything else of similar characteristics, to unlock the hooks of the 2 upper and lower masks.
- Flat file, or anything else with a flat, thin tip like a large-tip screwdriver, for the purpose of releasing the reader s-ata cable by levering, as it is in a fairly uncomfortable position, to avoid straining the attachment s- ata of the reader.
Well, once we get the necessary stuff, we can start disassembling the Xbox 360.
First we remove the hardisk by pressing the button and lifting in the direction of the arrow. We proceed by removing the front mask, inserting a finger and first pushing towards arrow 1 and pulling back towards us, the same thing with the arrow 2 and finally we pull where you see the arrow 3.
Now we move on to the upper mask, the first 2 hooks to be removed are accessible through the holes you see below indicated by the arrows, we use the long screwdriver and touch the tabs, done this exert pressure from the outside, towards the inside of the console, simply by turning the screwdriver, so as to unlock the mask from the front.
Now we use a toothpick or torx screwdriver with a thin tip like the one I used and we put pressure in the central hole, which you will find between 2 closed holes, and the hole that we find under the rubber pad that you will have to remove, and we push the mask upwards to every tongue we press.
Same thing on the opposite side and the upper mask removed.
Now we turn the console and proceed to the lower mask, inserting the toothpick in the points indicated.
Same thing for the opposite side, recognize the verse from the writing in relief Microsoft.
Now let's go ahead and remove the seal. Please note: permanently removing or breaking the seal will result in the loss of the guarantee
Once the seal is removed, we pass to the back. Here we can use a trick, with two fingers we make little pressure as if we wanted to distance one body from the other, and insert the screwdriver in the slots until we hear a click, for the first times proceed with caution , to understand the right pressure, you can start from one side or the other, if you start with the top 5 holes as you can see in the picture, hold the console in this position, and once you have taken all 5 teeth, press even more with your fingers and you will see the 2 shells spread out. Once this is done, flip the console over, do the same with the 2 lower holes and open the gap, spacing the 2 shells by about 1 centimeter.
After this we proceed with the 4 frontal tabs, moving them away from the small tooth that holds them in place. Once these tabs are open we can pull the first shell.
Now we are in front of the console open on one side, to unlock and remove the other body, we have to remove the 6 screws, with the torx screwdriver of 10, the screws are all silver and are those indicated by the arrows.
After removing the screws, before lifting the shell, we move the eject button of the reader outwards, which otherwise jammed in the 2 black plastic tabs you see would not allow us to remove it.
Now we are in the heart of the console, we begin to detach the silver sticker that holds the reader in place frontally.
Now we can remove the 2 cables, the first one with the white plug, simply pulling it backwards, and after the s-ata cable, which with a little effort we can also remove with our hands, but if you want to make the operation easier, look at the picture below.
Just insert the file or screwdriver before the tooth and lever first on one side and then on the other, rotating it to remove it easily.
And the console open 🙂