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Whether you're an Xbox or more an Atari, you'll find information you can use in this gaming consoles video series from Howcast which includes step-by-step instructions on how to install a Playstation 3, Xbox 360, or Nintendo Wii.
You Will Need
- Flat head screwdriver
- T10 torx screwdriver
- Gloves (optional)
Disconnect cords and aftermarket hardware
Disconnect all cords and aftermarket hardware that are connected to your Xbox 360 console.
Hold power button for 3 seconds
Hold power button in for 3 seconds to discharge any power still stored in the systems components.
Remove hard drive
Remove the hard drive by pressing in the button on the top and pulling upwards.
Remove the faceplate by gripping it firmly at the top and bottom of one end and pulling gently until it pops off. Do the same at the other end.
Remove gray vents on top and bottom
Remove the gray vents on the top and bottom inserting a small flat head screwdriver between the vent and Xbox 360 and prying upwards.
Insert small flat head screwdriver into slots
Insert a small flat head screwdriver into the small slots on the back of the console between the seam of the cases and push until you hear a pop. Do the same for both top and bottom.
Pry clips apart with small flat head screwdriver
Pry the clips apart on the front of the Xbox with a small flat head screwdriver or your fingernail to finish separating the cases.
Place console on floor
Place your console on the floor with the back facing you and the exposed metal facing up.
Unscrew screws with T10 torx screwdriver
Unscrew all screws that hold the exposed metal pan on with a T10 torx screwdriver.
Flip console over
Flip the console over.
Pull up on case to expose inner components
Pull up on the top case to expose inner components of your Xbox 360 console and your finished.