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Following this guide involves opening the Xbox 360 E and is somewhat more involved than replacing other parts of the Xbox.

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    • Push the Spudger into the crevice between the grated top panel of the Xbox and the bottom body with the rubber feet.

    • Pull back on the spudger like a lever, keeping it pressed firmly into the crevice.

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    • Slide the spudger along the separation you have created between the grated panel and the bottom body of the Xbox.

    • Periodically pull back on the spudger like a lever, keeping it pressed firmly into the crevice.

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    • Continue sliding the spudger along the perimeter of the left grated face of the Xbox.

    • Pull the top panel off.

  3. Xbox 360 E CD Drive Replacement, Wi-Fi Card: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 11 mm screw left of the green wifi-card using the T9 Torx screw bit.

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    • Firmly grip the green Wi-Fi card and pull it out of the Xbox.

  5. Xbox 360 E CD Drive Replacement, Bottom Panel: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Push the spudger into the crevice between the right grated face and the top body of the Xbox. It's easier to begin away from the vent.

    • Pull up on the spudger like a lever, keeping it pressed firmly into the crevice.

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    • Slide the spudger along the crevice to separate the grated face and the top body.

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    • Wiggle the spudger in the crevice as you slide the spudger to loosen the bottom plate.

    • Slide the spudger along the crevice, going completely about the perimeter of the bottom panel.

    • Pull the bottom panel off.

  8. Xbox 360 E CD Drive Replacement, Top Body: step 9, image 1 of 2 Xbox 360 E CD Drive Replacement, Top Body: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the five long black 55 mm screws labeled C2-5 and C7 with a T9 Torx screwdriver.

    • Carefully flip the device and pull off the body by lifting from the metal section that is attached to the plastic exterior.

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    • Orient the Xbox so the bottom body is facing upwards. Make sure you see the rubber feet to know you have the correct side of the device.

    • Lift the bottom body slightly away from the core at a 45 degree angle.

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    • Rotate the Xbox so you are now looking at the back of the device.

    • This step of disassembly requires the removal of the warranty sticker. This will void your warranty. Check the main page for a link to warranty information from Microsoft.

    • Remove the sticker from the back of the Xbox.

    • The sticker is not needed for reassembly.

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    • Turn the Xbox to the left to locate the clip holding the body together.

    • With a spudger, press up on the clip like a latch. Move to the far end to undo the other clip the same way.

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    • Push the spudger into the crevice. Slide the spudger along the vertical crevice to detach the last clip. The bottom body should slide off after this.

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    • Use your fingers to unplug the blue ribbon cable from the CD drive.

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    • Use tweezers to unplug the blue and pink wires.

  15. Xbox 360 E CD Drive Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the front end of the CD drive and take it out.

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

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i wish the bottom cover magically came off like in step 9

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screws are actually C1- C5 one is incorrectly labelled - C7 = C1 also in step 8.5 there are 3 clips holding back edge of bottom cover to top one. one on each end and one just to right of I/O area. can get 2 of them with a spudger (ends) and the middle one with a isesamo.

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Several steps missing between 8 and 9

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Like remove wifi adaptor.

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There is some consistency errors in this guide. Step 9 seems to blast ahead beyond where we should be at this point of the guide.

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