This guide is important because it is necessary to access certain components on the board that may need replacing.

  1. Xbox One S Motherboard 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 Motherboard 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.

    Be careful not to damage the pairing button on this part

    David - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0


    You've to start from the back corner where is the information label, because there is a main clip behind a warranty sticker

    Cristian Ramirez - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    They should add this to the guide! I didnt know that, and did some minor damage to the bottom piece where that main clip is.

    I dont mind because it's my own Xbox, but what if it belonged to a customer?

    Charles Jackson -

    This was hard! I tried using plastic pry tools, but they did not work. A metal tool did, but make sure to watch a video or two, to see what you actually are dealing with. After the videos it went quite smoothly.

    Peterdk - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I legitimately cannot open the case where the warranty sticker is, ive tried everything, im resorting to a fork to try and open this

    Sohail ツShah - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  3. Xbox One S Motherboard 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 Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Xbox One S Motherboard 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 Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Xbox One S Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Gently separate the interior case from the white exterior case using the appropriate method.

    Essential tip: be sure to slide the metal housing backward, away from the from of the case as pictured above, rather than upward. If not, you can easily break off the teeny momentary switches on the IR blaster board!

    Mark Ross - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    “appropriate method is not descriptive like Mr. Ross’s comment. The original poster should edit the description to ensure people do in fact remove the box from the case appropriately. I would also add arrows to the picture.

    Ryan A - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  6. Xbox One S Motherboard Replacement, Hard Drive Assembly: step 6, image 1 of 2 Xbox One S Motherboard Replacement, Hard Drive Assembly: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • To replace the hard drive, flip over the console and remove the two 10 mm T-10 Torx screws, C3 and C4, from the backside of the Xbox One S.

    • This will allow the plastic casing surrounding the hard drive to become detached from the rest of the console.

    Some of my silver were gold screws, so just letting people know to look out for that!

    jovialkitten - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    The Torx screw circled on the left is actually C5

    Jaryn Wickman - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  7. Xbox One S Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 3 Xbox One S Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 3 Xbox One S Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Gently disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard (at the two plastic connector bodies).

    Do not disconnect the connector in the second image! There are tiny prongs that bend easily and if bent just a tad bit they will break off. I had first hand experience with this and I ended up breaking my Xbox because I could not put that cable back on.

    [deleted] - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Do not remove the cable!!!! You can change while the cables are plugged. It took 2 hours trying to put mm precisely all the little pins because of the removal of the cables.

    Please update the post, I could easily end up as the Aaron, breaking the XBOX completly.

    Botond Kopacz - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Yes, this has also happened to me the connectors had broken and the pins bent and snapped off.

    Samuel Garbutt - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  8. Xbox One S Motherboard Replacement, Optical Drive Assembly: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • To remove the optical disc drive, remove the silver 10 mm T-10 Torx screw labeled "C5."

    The image shows screw 'C4' witch is the correct screw. 'C5' is for the HDD.

    GoJoel - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  9. Xbox One S Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the disc drive slightly off the motherboard and disconnect the plastic connectors from the motherboard.

  10. Xbox One S Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • To replace the motherboard you must remove the three silver 10 mm T-10 Torx screws labelled "C1," "C2," and "C6."

    • Remove the four black 8 mm T-9 Torx screws lablelled "A1," "A2," "A3," and "A4."

    The Black screws are T-8 Torx, not T-9!

    Jakub Krzyskow - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I didnt see this before, so thankfully I was able to use T9 without stripping the screws!

    Charles Jackson -

    IMPORTANT! You also need to remove the two T10 screws labeled B1 and B2 in order to remove the motherboard! I had to figure this out on my own.

    Charles Jackson - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I hust had to remove the red ones and than i was able to lift the powersupply of the mainboard

    Dennis M - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I had to remove B1 and B2 as well.

    Seen Bee - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  11. Xbox One S Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the rectangular silver clamp on the opposite corner of the power block.

  12. Xbox One S Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Grab the clamp with the tweezers. Pull the clamp upward, away from the silver casing. Jiggle it back and forth like a tooth if necessary.

    • It's okay to apply a little bit of force here to get the clamp off the silver casing. The metal is bendable and can be bent/clamped back on.

    • you need to unscrew the small circuit board next to the fan before removing the motherboard. I think it is for the Wifi antenna.

    • Remove Mediatek small circuit board labeled D1, D2, and D3

    What bit couldninuse tontake D1-3 screws off

    Amanda Zapata - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  13. Xbox One S Motherboard Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Now that the clamp is removed, gently lift the motherboard from its edges out from the metal casing. The motherboard should come out with ease.


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


Erik Ramazzini


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This guide is really missing alot between steps 13 and 14. There are two black panels that have to be removed(they’re in the teardown guide). One is on the front with with screws E1 ,E2, E3, E4. And theres another panel on the side with screws D1, D2, D3. Finally there are two more screws on the bottom that hold down the motherboard B1, and B2. Theres Also a black from in between the Fan and case that slides off too.

Nathan Stanley - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Yep, I was using this guide and realized that it is missing a few vital steps. Thank you Nathan.

Dave Miller -

If I install this board on a system as a replacement board, on say a model 1681, would I run into issues or is it all pretty universal outside of the model #. it’s still a model S.

Gabe Doyon -

If you have a multimeter could you please test the test points around the board and give me a list of a voltages?

Lilithe Lotor - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

fantastic! only issues that are missing, are mentioned in the comments above. I´d like to include that most of the exterior hardcase clips are made to be HELD in place. Which is why it´s a nuisanse to remove. So, newcomers be careful with it. otherwise you´ll easily break it.

Mateus Cesar Loubach - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

My xbox one s turns on, fan runs but no signal nor will not connect to controller.

I do have a faint burnt smell, any idea what could be at fault?

jaboody singh - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

How do you remove the old heat sink from the motherboard?

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