Guide to Opening the Xbox 360

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Guide to Opening the Xbox 360

Postby Mnpctech.com » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:01 pm

Turn the Xbox 360 upside down to remove the faceplate
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Pry the faceplate off with both of your thumbs
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For the next steps I'll be using the Xbox 360 Unlock Tool Kit

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The bottom vent is held on with 6 plastic release tabs, 3 on each side.
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Gently pull the vent back as you push in the plastic tabs with the point of the unlock tool
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Rotate the Xbox 360 so the unit sits upright (hard drive up)

You must remove this rubber foot to access this plastic release tab
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Insert the 360 unlock tool into the square opening (chose either left & right side) in the top vent to access the plastic release tab and pull the vent upward.
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Release the middle tab by pushing it with the Unlock Tool. You may have to push the tabs on both sides.
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The back of the 360 is where the unlock tool really helps open it's shell.

It works with both A/V & HDMI versions of the Xbox 360
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Like a key, match the unlock tool's 5 pins to the 5 release tabs in the back, then push in the tabs
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Keep the shell spread open with one hand, while you release the 2 release tabs on the other side.
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Like a key, match the unlock tool's 2 pins to the 2 release tabs. You should now have the rear of the shell open.
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Once the rear is open, looking at the front, starting at the Eject button, there is 4 release tabs
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You can use the corner of the unlock tool to pry open the release tabs
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6x size 10 torx screws hold on the top of the 360 shell. Use the T10 side of the Torx wrench to remove these screws
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You can either remove the Eject button, or lift to clear the top shell when removing it.
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