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If your Xbox One S is not picking up motion signals when playing certain games follow this guide to replace your IR blaster. Make sure to check that you are within line of sight of the front of the Xbox One S and there is no barrier between the user and the device.

  1. Xbox One S IR Blaster  Replacement, Case: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the Xbox One S so that the bottom of the case is facing upward.

  2. Xbox One S IR Blaster  Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Begin by working at the case on the rear where the warranty sticker is located. Insert the plastic opening tool into the gap between the bottom of the case and the grated top side. Then find the clips in between that hold the case in place. Use the opening tool to pop the clips out. The best method is to pry the black case away from the bottom.

    • Use the opening tool to pop the clips out. The best method is to pry the black case away from the bottom.

    • You will hear clicking sounds when you are prying the case open. It may be fairly difficult to remove the bottom.

    • It's possible that the clips may break when you remove the bottom from the case.

    • We recommend starting at the back where the warranty sticker is located. Pry along the rear edge until all clips are free. From there do each side. When three sides are free start at the end of the front opposite the sync button. Be cautious and take your time and all should separate without any damage.

  3. Xbox One S IR Blaster  Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Once all of the clips are opened, remove the bottom part of the case.

  4. Xbox One S IR Blaster  Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Xbox One S IR Blaster  Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T10 Torx screwdriver to remove the six green 50 mm long screws from the metal case labeled F1 through F6.

  5. Xbox One S IR Blaster  Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Xbox One S IR Blaster  Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Gently separate the interior case from the white exterior case using the appropriate method.

  6. Xbox One S IR Blaster  Replacement, IR Blaster: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • The IR blaster can be identified on one of the sides of the interior case. It will be next to the disc drive and near the fan.

  7. Xbox One S IR Blaster  Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Torx T8 screwdriver to remove the four 15 mm screws with orange circles around them.

    • Gently pull the IR blaster off the case.

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

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