Introdução

This guide shows how to remove the motherboard of the Xbox One X. It contains the same steps necessary to remove the heat sink.

Use a T9 Torx screwdriver to remove the 13mm screw which is under and to the left of the power input. Use a T9 Torx screwdriver to remove the 13mm screw which is under and to the left of the power input.
  • Use a T9 Torx screwdriver to remove the 13mm screw which is under and to the left of the power input.

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Using precision tweezers, remove the screw tab located on opposite side of the box. Use a T9 Torx screwdriver to remove the 13mm screw revealed underneath the tab. Use a T9 Torx screwdriver to remove the 13mm screw revealed underneath the tab.
  • Using precision tweezers, remove the screw tab located on opposite side of the box.

  • Use a T9 Torx screwdriver to remove the 13mm screw revealed underneath the tab.

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Orient the case so that the front of the Xbox (the side with the power button) is facing you. Remove the top of the case by sliding the case towards you. Remove the top of the case by sliding the case towards you.
  • Orient the case so that the front of the Xbox (the side with the power button) is facing you.

  • Remove the top of the case by sliding the case towards you.

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Using a T9 Torx screwdriver, remove the two 15mm silver screws that are holding a circuit board/panel to the side of the interior metal casing. Using the same screwdriver, remove the 9mm black screw located farther to the right on the same circuit board/panel. Using the same screwdriver, remove the 9mm black screw located farther to the right on the same circuit board/panel.
  • Using a T9 Torx screwdriver, remove the two 15mm silver screws that are holding a circuit board/panel to the side of the interior metal casing.

  • Using the same screwdriver, remove the 9mm black screw located farther to the right on the same circuit board/panel.

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Remove the unscrewed panel from the side of the device by pulling it toward you. Be mindful of the connector, as it is fragile.
  • Remove the unscrewed panel from the side of the device by pulling it toward you.

  • Be mindful of the connector, as it is fragile.

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Using a Torx T9 screwdriver, remove the three gold  13.5mm screws holding on another side panel. Using a Torx T9 screwdriver, remove the three gold  13.5mm screws holding on another side panel. Using a Torx T9 screwdriver, remove the three gold  13.5mm screws holding on another side panel.
  • Using a Torx T9 screwdriver, remove the three gold 13.5mm screws holding on another side panel.

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Remove the panel by pulling it toward you. The panel will still be attached to the Xbox by a white connector, which is fragile.
  • Remove the panel by pulling it toward you.

  • The panel will still be attached to the Xbox by a white connector, which is fragile.

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Remove the white connector from the dislocated panel using precision tweezers. Do not force the connector out, as it is fragile. Wiggling may be necessary.
  • Remove the white connector from the dislocated panel using precision tweezers.

  • Do not force the connector out, as it is fragile. Wiggling may be necessary.

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On the top of the device in the corner directly above the white connector, there is an oval plate held in place by two screws. Remove both of these 7mm screws with a Torx T9 screwdriver. Lift the detached plate off to the side.
  • On the top of the device in the corner directly above the white connector, there is an oval plate held in place by two screws.

  • Remove both of these 7mm screws with a Torx T9 screwdriver.

  • Lift the detached plate off to the side.

  • The plate is still connected to the device.

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Use a Torx T9 screwdriver to remove the six 47mm long screws, which attach the bottom side of the outer case. Use a Torx T9 screwdriver to remove the six 47mm long screws, which attach the bottom side of the outer case.
  • Use a Torx T9 screwdriver to remove the six 47mm long screws, which attach the bottom side of the outer case.

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Turn the Xbox over, so that the bottom of the case is on top. Lift the bottom of the case off of the Xbox by pulling it up and toward you. Lift the bottom of the case off of the Xbox by pulling it up and toward you.
  • Turn the Xbox over, so that the bottom of the case is on top.

  • Lift the bottom of the case off of the Xbox by pulling it up and toward you.

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Flip over the device again, so that the top is facing upwards.
  • Flip over the device again, so that the top is facing upwards.

  • Remove the 11 remaining smaller 11mm screws on the metal casing using a Torx T9 screwdriver.

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Flip over the device again, so that the bottom is facing upwards. Using a Torx T9 screwdriver, remove the two screws located on opposite sides of the metal casing. One is near the fan vent, and the other is near the power supply vent.
  • Flip over the device again, so that the bottom is facing upwards.

  • Using a Torx T9 screwdriver, remove the two screws located on opposite sides of the metal casing. One is near the fan vent, and the other is near the power supply vent.

  • The left screw is 11mm and the right screw is 7.5 mm.

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Remove the metal casing by pulling it upward, revealing the interior components of the device. Remove the metal casing by pulling it upward, revealing the interior components of the device. Remove the metal casing by pulling it upward, revealing the interior components of the device.
  • Remove the metal casing by pulling it upward, revealing the interior components of the device.

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Lift and rotate the BD drive to reveal the wires that connect it to the motherboard. Lift and rotate the BD drive to reveal the wires that connect it to the motherboard. Lift and rotate the BD drive to reveal the wires that connect it to the motherboard.
  • Lift and rotate the BD drive to reveal the wires that connect it to the motherboard.

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Using your fingers, gently unplug the two sets of wires connecting the drive to the motherboard. The BD drive should now be completely detached from the rest of the device, and it can be set aside. The BD drive should now be completely detached from the rest of the device, and it can be set aside.
  • Using your fingers, gently unplug the two sets of wires connecting the drive to the motherboard.

  • The BD drive should now be completely detached from the rest of the device, and it can be set aside.

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Detach the two connection headers located to the right of the hard drive. Do not apply too much force to the connectors. Wiggling may be necessary to dislodge them. Do not apply too much force to the connectors. Wiggling may be necessary to dislodge them.
  • Detach the two connection headers located to the right of the hard drive.

  • Do not apply too much force to the connectors. Wiggling may be necessary to dislodge them.

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Lift the Seagate hard drive out of the case. Lift the Seagate hard drive out of the case. Lift the Seagate hard drive out of the case.
  • Lift the Seagate hard drive out of the case.

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Disconnect the plastic wire connector from the motherboard. Disconnect the plastic wire connector from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the plastic wire connector from the motherboard.

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Remove the piece of foam by gently peeling it off the cooling system. After the foam has been removed, its adhesive may not work as well.
  • Remove the piece of foam by gently peeling it off the cooling system.

  • After the foam has been removed, its adhesive may not work as well.

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Remove the power supply by lifting it off the motherboard, while leaving its cord attached. Set the power supply outside of the case so that the cord is no longer over the cooling system.
  • Remove the power supply by lifting it off the motherboard, while leaving its cord attached.

  • Set the power supply outside of the case so that the cord is no longer over the cooling system.

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Remove the cooling system by lifting it vertically off of the motherboard. Remove the cooling system by lifting it vertically off of the motherboard.
  • Remove the cooling system by lifting it vertically off of the motherboard.

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Lift the metal piece connected to the cord out of the case. Lift the metal piece connected to the cord out of the case. Lift the metal piece connected to the cord out of the case.
  • Lift the metal piece connected to the cord out of the case.

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Flip the device over, so the bottom of the metal casing is facing up. Flip the device over, so the bottom of the metal casing is facing up.
  • Flip the device over, so the bottom of the metal casing is facing up.

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Using a T9 Torx screwdriver, remove the four 9mm screws that are holding the heat sink to the outer metal casing. Using a T9 Torx screwdriver, remove the four 9mm screws that are holding the heat sink to the outer metal casing. Using a T9 Torx screwdriver, remove the four 9mm screws that are holding the heat sink to the outer metal casing.
  • Using a T9 Torx screwdriver, remove the four 9mm screws that are holding the heat sink to the outer metal casing.

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Flip over the device again, so that the metal casing is on the bottom. Lift the motherboard vertically to remove it from the casing. Lift the motherboard vertically to remove it from the casing.
  • Flip over the device again, so that the metal casing is on the bottom.

  • Lift the motherboard vertically to remove it from the casing.

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Flip the motherboard over. Using a plastic opening tool, pry the corners of the x-shaped metal piece  so that they each detach from the motherboard. Be sure to pry each metal corner up slowly to avoid damaging the motherboard.
  • Flip the motherboard over.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the corners of the x-shaped metal piece so that they each detach from the motherboard.

  • Be sure to pry each metal corner up slowly to avoid damaging the motherboard.

  • It is not recommended to use screwdriver/other metal tools not meant to pry things open. Use an opening tool or spudger.

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Lift the heat sink to detach it from the motherboard. Lift the heat sink to detach it from the motherboard.
  • Lift the heat sink to detach it from the motherboard.

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Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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