Thursday, 23 July 2015

Remove A Motherboard From Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 has a variety of games to play.

The Xbox 360 is a gaming console created by Microsoft. Inside the Xbox 360 is a motherboard that controls the system. When the motherboard breaks, it renders the console useless and you have to replace it with a new one. This requires taking the Xbox 360 console apart to remove the old motherboard.


1. Place the Xbox 360 console on its side with the front facing you. Pry the bottom grill loose with an Xbox 360 console opening tool, sometimes called a spudger. Pull it off. Pry the top grill loose with the opening tool. Pull it off.

2. Pull the faceplate off the front of the console with your fingers. Release the two clips holding the casing together. Remove the top half of the casing and pull out the "Eject" button at the top of the console or on the right side with the console laying flat and facing you.

3. Unscrew the six torx screws on the top of the console. Flip the console over and pull off the other half of the casing.

4. Pull the control board off the front face of the console. This is next to the optical drive.

5. Lift the optical drive out of the console. Disconnect the white and black wires holding it in place. Remove the optical drive.

6. Pull the white casing covering the cooling fan unit off with your hands. Lift the metal flap off the top of the cooling fan unit. When there is enough room, pull out the cooling fan unit, and disconnect the wire holding it to the logic board. Remove the unit from the console.

7. Turn the console over and unscrew six of the eight screws from the center of the metal panel holding the motherboard in place with a Phillips screwdriver.

8. Stand the console up, and unscrew the two remaining screws with the Phillips head screwdriver. Do not let the motherboard fall out of the console. With the screws removed, place the console back on its side and pull out the motherboard.

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