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Replace that drive that ate your favorite copy of Call of Duty.

Note: The optical drive and motherboard are paired and must be replaced together. If you try to replace the optical drive but not the motherboard, game disks may not read, and you may have issues with online play.

  1. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, Top Panel: passo 1, immagine 1 di 1
    • In the following steps, you will remove the top vent, secured to the top panel by the thirteen clips shown.

    • Take care when removing the fan vent not to break any of the plastic clips.

  2. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 2, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 2, immagine 2 di 2
    • Orient the console so that the words "XBOX 360" on the sides are right-side up, and the faceplate is facing to the left.

    • Insert a metal spudger between the top vent and the top bezel near the rear of the Xbox.

    • Rotate the spudger away from the console, prying the edge of the fan vent up until the two plastic clips come free.

    • Be sure to rotate the spudger far enough so that the plastic clips clear the silver rim of the top bezel.

    Whoever gave that tool the name “spudger” needs to be shot in the face.

    Richard - Replica

    This step is and the others following are to rough and not needed, simply put smth in between the lamellar and push it up with littlebit pressure thats better for the plastic parts.

    TheSupport - Replica

  3. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 3, immagine 1 di 3 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 3, immagine 2 di 3 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 3, immagine 3 di 3
    • Insert a metal spudger between the fan vent and top bezel along the left side of the console.

    • In the same manner described above, begin prying the left side of the top vent away from the top bezel.

    • Continue prying along the left side of the device, freeing all the clips on that side.

  4. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 4, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 4, immagine 2 di 2
    • Lift the fan vent up from the freed left side to disengage the clips along the right side.

    • Remove the entire fan vent.

  5. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 5, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 5, immagine 2 di 2
    • In the following steps, you will be releasing the six clips highlighted in red.

    • Each clip can be undone by inserting a metal spudger underneath the bottom edge of the clip. Once underneath the bottom edge, simply prying away from the console will free the clip.

    see the red boxes specially in image

    Restrict - Replica

  6. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 6, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 6, immagine 2 di 2
    • Orient the console so that the left case is facing toward you and the faceplate is facing toward the right.

    • Insert a metal spudger through the front-most slit on the left edge of the top bezel and between the bottom edge of the clip and the left case, as described above.

    • Simultaneously rotate the spudger away from the console and pull up on the top bezel to free the clip.

    • You will hear a "pop" signifying that the clip cleared its catch.

  7. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 7, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 7, immagine 2 di 2
    • Using the same method described above, free the two remaining clips along the left edge of the top bezel.

  8. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 8, immagine 1 di 1
    • Grab the entire top panel with your hands, lift up the entire left edge high enough to rest the separated clips on top of the left case.

    • You may have to go back with a spudger and undo any clips that have re-attached.

    • The top panel will not come free of the console yet.

  9. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 9, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 9, immagine 2 di 2
    • Rotate the console so that the rear of the Xbox 360 S is facing to the right, and the right case is facing you.

    • Insert a metal spudger through the rear-most slit on the right edge of the top bezel and between the bottom edge of the clip and the right case.

    • While lifting up on the top bezel with your fingers, rotate the spudger away from the console to free the clip.

  10. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 10, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 10, immagine 2 di 2
    • In the same manner as described in the previous steps, release the middle and front clips along the right edge of the top panel.

  11. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 11, immagine 1 di 1
    • Lift the top panel off the device.

    • You may have to go back with a spudger and undo any clips that have re-attached to the console.

  12. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: passo 12, immagine 1 di 3 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: passo 12, immagine 2 di 3 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: passo 12, immagine 3 di 3
    • Orient the Xbox 360 S so that the bottom of the console is facing toward you.

    • Push the latch holding down the hard drive cover to the left.

    • Pull the hard drive cover away from the console.

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    • Firmly grasp the fabric tab labeled "250 GB" attached to the hard drive.

    • Pull the hard drive straight out of the console.

    • The fabric tab is attached to a catch further inside the hard drive housing. It will take some force to pull the hard drive out.

    If i buy a new xbox 360 and replace the hardrive inside with my own, will i have my account and saves? or will i have to recover my account and start over?

    yamboboy - Replica

    You will still have your saves and account if you replace your hard drive in the new xbox

    Robert Miller -

    hola tengo un disco de laptop y quiero ponerle 100 juegos como puedo hacer la xbox me reconose el disco y todo lo configuro pero cuando conecto a mi pc para pasar los juejosel emulador no me deja

    Cesar Tourreilles - Replica

    My fabric was accidentally ripped off years ago. What do I do?

    org 2026 - Replica

    Stick another bit on there

    Josh Cool -

  14. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, Bottom Panel: passo 14, immagine 1 di 1
    • In the following steps, you will remove the bottom vent.

    • It is attached to the bottom panel by the seven clips shown.

  15. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 15, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 15, immagine 2 di 2
    • Orient the Xbox 360 S so that the hard drive port is facing up and the faceplate is facing to the left.

    • Insert a metal spudger between the black bottom vent and the silver rim of the bottom bezel, in the rear right corner of the vent.

    • Rotate the spudger away from the console, prying the vent up from the bottom bezel.

    • Be sure to rotate the spudger far enough so that the clips on the vent are lifted past the silver rim of the bottom bezel.

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    • In the same manner as described above, pry the two remaining clips on the bottom right edge.

    • All of the clips along both the right and front edge should now be free. If other clips have come undone as well, that is fine.

  17. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 17, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 17, immagine 2 di 2
    • Remove the bottom vent by lifting it away from the bottom bezel.

  18. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 18, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 18, immagine 2 di 2
    • In the following steps, you will remove the bottom bezel, which is attached to the rest of the console by the six clips shown.

    • The clips shown in red can be detached by inserting a metal spudger underneath the bottom edge of the clip. Once underneath the bottom edge, simply prying away from the console will free the clip.

  19. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 19, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 19, immagine 2 di 2
    • Insert a metal spudger through the slit near the rear left corner of the bottom bezel.

    • Rotate the spudger away from the device while lifting the rear bezel up with the other hand.

    • You may hear a "pop" signifying the clip has cleared its catch.

    These are pretty awkward to remove, but once you understand how they work its easy enough. The goal here is to slot the spudger THROUGH the gap of the silver tabs (visible in previous steps image, circled) and then pry. Put pressure against the wall of the Xbox case and push downwards, once you feel the spudger slot in, then apply force away from the Xbox and pull up a little with your free hand.

    Spaced Invader - Replica

  20. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 20, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 20, immagine 2 di 2
    • Insert a metal spudger through the left middle slit of the bottom bezel, and between the bottom edge of the clip and the left case.

    • Simultaneously pull the bottom bezel up and rotate the spudger away from the console to free the clip.

    • In a similar fashion, free the clip at the front of the bottom bezel's left edge.

    • The entire left side of the bottom bezel should now be free.

  21. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 21, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 21, immagine 2 di 2
    • Turn the console around so that the faceplate is facing to the right and the right case is facing toward you.

    • Insert the spudger into the rear-most slit on the right edge of the bottom bezel, and wedge it behind the clip by pushing the spudger down while pushing the tip of the spudger against the right case.

    • Simultaneously release the clip and pull the bottom bezel up.

    • This clip is especially hard to remove. Some force will be required to insert the spudger correctly.

  22. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 22, immagine 1 di 1
    • This clip does not have a slit in the bezel to guide you. You can locate the clip by looking under the bezel near the hard drive slot.

    • Insert a spudger between the silver rim and bottom bezel directly above the clip shown.

    • Release the clip while pulling up on the bottom bezel.

  23. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 23, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 23, immagine 2 di 2
    • This clip is smaller than the others and should not be removed from above like the others.

    • Lift the left edge of the bottom bezel up enough to gain clearance.

    • Insert a metal spudger behind the left edge of the last clip, and push the clip away from the right case.

  24. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, Left Case: passo 24, immagine 1 di 1
    • Opening your Xbox 360 any further will require breaking or removing the warranty sticker on the outer case. Your Microsoft warranty for any components not directly attached to the logic board will likely be voided by removing this seal.

    Does not void the warranty in the United States according to the FTC that sent a cease and desist letter directly to Microsoft about this exact issue.

    Jeff - Replica

  25. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 25, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 25, immagine 2 di 2
    • Orient the console right-side up, with the faceplate facing toward you.

    • Locate the two clips connecting the right and left case along the top edge of the console, behind the Wi-Fi card.

    • While pushing the left and right case away from each other with one hand, pry the clips away from the case with a metal spudger.

  26. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 26, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 26, immagine 2 di 2
    • Continue to hold the two cases apart to prevent the clips reattaching.

    • Insert a spudger between the right and left cases to hold them separate while you work elsewhere.

  27. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 27, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 27, immagine 2 di 2
    • Flip the Xbox over so the faceplate is facing left, and the left case is facing toward you.

    • While pushing the left and right cases apart with one hand, free one clip located beside the hard drive slot.

  28. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 28, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 28, immagine 2 di 2
    • Continue to hold the cases apart to prevent the clips from reattaching.

    • Place another spudger between the left and right cases directly below the clip.

  29. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 29, immagine 1 di 3 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 29, immagine 2 di 3 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 29, immagine 3 di 3
    • Insert the flat edge of a metal spudger between the left and right cases where the warranty sticker used to be.

    • Pry the left case upwards to form a gap between the two cases, and slide the spudger in toward the left case.

    • Rotate the spudger upward to release the last clip.

    • The spudgers holding the top and bottom clips apart may be removed.

    if you make a hole right here like the link`s picture you can boot the lock

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    Midguet Garcia - Replica

    As the user above me said, please avoid doing it like shown in the guide. It just didn’t work on my Xbox (unless your goal is to destroy the plastic case). Instead, pick some small needle like object (the spudger was too short for this, I used the SIM bit of my iFixit driver kit) and find the right spot on the big sticker which is on the left in the pictures shown in the guide. That spot is just between the text and the column of logos (Dolby Digital, etc.) (https://team-xecuter.com/slim/slim_secre..., picture not mine). Poke it (don’t be too gentle, you have to apply some force) and you will hear the clip release.

    Davide Volta - Replica

  30. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 30, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 30, immagine 2 di 2
    • Release one clip in the front left corner of the top edge securing the left case to the faceplate.

  31. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 31, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 31, immagine 2 di 2
    • Flip the console over so the bottom is facing upward.

    • Release one clip in the front left corner of the bottom edge securing the left case to the faceplate.

    • Rotate the left case away from the device to release the last two inner clips.

    • Remove the left case.

  32. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, Faceplate: passo 32, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, Faceplate: passo 32, immagine 2 di 2
    • Orient the console right-side-up, with the faceplate facing forward.

    • Release the clip near the front right corner of the top edge securing the right case to the faceplate.

    There are 4 black screw that has to be removed before you can detach the other cover. Please note

    emmoski4real - Replica

    Sorry, there 5screws, one in the middle and 4 at the edges

    emmoski4real - Replica

  33. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 33, immagine 1 di 1
    • Turn the console over, so that the bottom is facing upward, and the faceplate is facing forward.

    • Release the clip in the bottom right corner of the top edge securing the right case to the front case.

  34. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 34, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 34, immagine 2 di 2
    • Lift the left edge of the faceplate upward to release the last two clips securing the faceplate to the right case.

    • Detach the faceplate from the rest of the device.

    • The faceplate is still attached to the console by a thin ribbon cable. Do not attempt to completely remove the faceplate yet.

    It is easier to perform step 40 before 34 (unscrew the long torx screws to make the right case flexible)

    Peter - Replica

  35. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 35, immagine 1 di 3 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 35, immagine 2 di 3 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 35, immagine 3 di 3
    • Using a spudger or fingernail, lift the clear blue tab away from the connector.

    • Slide the locking tab on the power switch board cable connector toward the top of the console.

    • The locking tab will only move about 2 mm.

    • Pull the power switch cable straight out of the connector.

    • The faceplate is now free of the rest of the console.

  36. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, RF Module: passo 36, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the two 5.6 mm T8 Torx screws securing the RF module to the metal case.

    On my disassembly during this part, I found the T9 Torx to be too big and had to use the T8 Torx instead.

    weitmeyerj - Replica

    The correct size is T8!

    thomasforster - Replica

    I guess you need to check for your own size : I used the TR9 as the TR8 was a little too loose.

    sirmyself - Replica

  37. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 37, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 37, immagine 2 di 2
    • The RF module is still connected to the Xbox by a large USB-type connector.

    • Pull the board directly away from the Xbox to remove it.

    This step is not needed.

    Wade - Replica

    It may not be required but recommended. As you move the xbox around you could break this part. Removing it and placing it in a safe place keeps that from happening.

    junkyardjojo - Replica

    Is the rf module married to the mother board? Im trying to replace the piece but dont want to start if it is not compatible.

    jake - Replica

  38. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, Wi-Fi Board: passo 38, immagine 1 di 3 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, Wi-Fi Board: passo 38, immagine 2 di 3 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, Wi-Fi Board: passo 38, immagine 3 di 3
    • Remove the single T10 Torx screw holding in the wireless card.

    • Pull the Wi-Fi Board out of the console.

  39. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, Right Case: passo 39, immagine 1 di 1
    • This is the terminal point if you ever want to send your Xbox back to Microsoft for repair.

    • Remove the large white warranty sticker from the metal frame to expose a screw.

  40. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 40, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the five 55.5 mm T10 Torx screws securing the right case to the metal frame.

  41. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 41, immagine 1 di 1
    • Turn the Xbox over so the right case is facing up.

    • Lift the right case off by its metal framework.

  42. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, Optical Drive: passo 42, immagine 1 di 2 Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement, Optical Drive: passo 42, immagine 2 di 2
    • Disconnect the optical drive data cable from the back of the optical drive.

    • Disconnect the power cable from the back of the optical drive.

  43. Xbox 360 S Optical Drive Replacement: passo 43, immagine 1 di 1
    • Lift the optical drive out of the Xbox.

    Is there a specific Optical Drive that Microsoft uses in these or can I upgrade my drive?

    whitemare0 - Replica

    i took my drive out but when installed my replacement it would not work

    davidgardner301 - Replica

    WAS thinking of possibly trying to repair my son's Xbox 360S, by replacing the optical drive, but after looking at all the spudger steps to get to the drive and then your comment that the replacement might not actually work... forget about it! I ain't going to all that work for possibly nothing... t'ain't worth it!

    Anyone want a perfectly working Xbox 360S with a drive the spins game discs upon ejection? We've already bought a replacement, so this unit is for sale... name your price.

    Luposian -

    In regards to davidgardner301 comment there is a extra step they. Didn't show on this replacement guide in order for your new disk drive to work you will need to remove the origional board connected to thje origional drive that came with the system and soler that onto the new one its a tricky process however its a step most people over look

    Without the origional board the xbox will not accept the replacement drive only because each disk drive is coded to work with tat soecific xbox only so your out of luck if you already. Tossed out your old disk drive

    Eric Liu - Replica

    So I installed the drive but the thing keeps reading the games as dvds, hence; wont play them, why?

    BigD29853 - Replica

    The DVD drives are coded to the Motherboard. If you buy the same exact drive to replace the broken one. You will still need to either 1) transfer the DVD circuit board OR 2) get the Firmware from the old DVD drive using a PC and then transfer it to the New DVD. There are website regarding this procedure if you want to look it up.

    Lawrence - Replica

Conclusione

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

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16 Commenti

I have to admit that i used this exact guide step by step and managed to fix a stuck DVD tray. I had to use another guide to disassemble the DVD drive but this guide is top notch.

JimRx7 - Replica

How did you get it unstuck? I’m having the same problem?

Hyrum Tripp -

Used this guide to remove the optical drive from my sons Xbox to remove a piece of paper put there by his little sister! The guide is relatively easy to follow and the hardest part is getting the casing off, beyond that you just need patience.

Chris Boyd - Replica

I agree. Especially near the back where the warranty sticker is. I think they made it hard on purpose so you wouldn’t break it

Hyrum Tripp -

Hi Fixit, I work pretty much exclusively with Apple products, but was bullied into replacing the optical drive in a 360S.

Having never opened an XBox, I followed your guide to the letter. I completed the job in 1 hour with no problems, broken parts or skinned knuckles.

Keep up the good work guys.

A grateful Ian Younie

ianyounie - Replica

How do I find out what drive to purchase?

jaequonsummers - Replica

I recommend you try y ok get a xbox 360 slim that's broken, then take both apart and swap the drives.

Blue Snake Minecraft -

Thank you for this guide. It worked perfectly! However, you should really put at the top, in big letters, that fact that following this guide will result in Microsoft banning the console, so you will never be able to play online games on it again. This is exactly what happened to me. If I had known this ahead of time, I would have sent the Xbox back to Microsoft for repair rather than fixing it myself.

docbob77 - Replica

So I installed the drive but the thing keeps reading the games as dvds, hence; wont play them, why?

BigD29853 - Replica

Did you ever figure this out? I am having the same problem

Shedrick Cooper -

Won't read Games because you didn't swap the motherboard over as well. Its possible to flash it over but you'll still need original motherboard that was with the disk drive.

Brandi Ivey - Replica

In case noone figured it out you can also swap the system board from the old drive into the new one but it may require some soldiering

chris wyatt - Replica

I followed this to try to fix my DVD Drive. The tray is stuck and it thinks it either ejecting or closing. I’ve opened the drive up and it appears to be in fine condition. Nothing is blocking anything. Anyone have any idea why this is happening?

Hyrum Tripp - Replica

Steps are a littlebit to rough and offensive for the plastic parts, please check the Xbox 360 Opening (X-Tools) Tutorial on YouTube and fix your guide.

TheSupport - Replica

Hi my sister has two Xbox 360s’s one with the red ring of death and another that won't read discs. So I found this guide to swap the drives but nowhere do you show how to swap the mother board as well. Is that pretty straight forward once you have it gutted or did I miss something?

Josh Daigneault - Replica

Best guide i’ve found. Followed the steps and had it apart in 20 minutes. My friends xbox stopped reading discs so I dissembled the xbox and opened the disc drive and sprayed the electric motors with PB blaster and cleaned the laser lens. Works as good as new.

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