Did you know that 90% of XBOX Console Repairs are simple to FIX ?
Use the knowledge in this Guide to :-
- Fix your own CONSOLE.
- Charge Friends to FIX
- Set-up your own REPAIR BUSINESS.
- BUY "Broken" Consoles, Repair and Re-SELL as working Consoles.
- Resell the Guide yourself, and keep 100% of the profits !!!
Whats included in this Guide?
OPEN AN XBOX
Open a Controller
Cleaning your Xbox DVD drive
Xbox DVD repair
USB PORT INSTALLATION
USING PC DVD DRIVE
HARD DRIVE UPGRADES
Linux on your XBOX
Step 5 - With the Hard drive out of the way we get a good shot of the
mounting screws for the power supply and DVD drive. Get those two screws
at the front of the DVD drive after removing the IDE cable and Yellow cord
from the motherboard. You may have a little difficulty removing the DVD
drive, it does not slip out easily but as long as you have the two screws in the
front and the two cables in the rear removed it can come out, again the trick is
to go straight up.
Now with the drives gone it is starting to look like a normal PC.
Removing the power cord from the motherboard. Most sites tell you to use
pliers to remove the power plug; it is in there pretty good. I personally pull on
the wires themselves, I risk yanking a wire out of the crimp in the socket, and
if I screw one up I am willing to repair it. Use your best judgment, the key is to
grab half of the wires and pull evenly on all of them at a 45 degree angle, to
raise one side of the plug first and then the other, it will not come out straight
Once the power cord is removed from the motherboard and the two mounting
screws are off the power supply, grasp the heat sink on the power supply or
use the cord that was going to the motherboard to move it about a quarter
inch forward, this releases the power supply from the plastic tabs that hold it
down on the side opposite the screws. Now the front of the power supply can
be raised to allow the leading edge to clear the front of the case and it can
safely be pulled forward and removed.
Step 6 - Eleven screws on the motherboard
Remove them all and be careful not to scratch the surface of the board with
Step 7 - Board removal
You will need to disconnect the yellow wires coming from the fan, power and
reset switches and also the connections to the USB game controller ports, the
USB daughter board itself can be left in place or removed. To remove the
motherboard lift the front to a 25-degree angle as shown in the picture it can
then be pulled forward and removed.
You should now have a pile of parts like this
To get to the power and reset buttons you will need to remove the front
faceplate. I have only done this by completely disassembling the case
including the fan and inner tray. By doing this bottom of the case becomes
flexible and you will have an easier time popping off the front. You will find
three tabs inside the case that are holding it, careful these are fragile. To get
the plate off you will need to loosen the three and both sides of the front plate
where it clips to the sides of the case (the side clips are the most difficult), all
three inside tabs need to be loosened simultaneously while popping off one
side or the other of the front plate. I think there is a possibility of doing this...