Xbox 360 E Front Panel Replacement

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Introduction

This guide is a prerequisite for replacing other parts of the Xbox 360 E.

Step 1 Front Panel
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In front of the CD drive you will find the Xbox logo. Press on the area left of the Xbox logo, and the disk tray panel will pop off.

Step 2
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Beginning on the left side without the grate, run the spudger along the crevice until you've reached the grated part, while holding the part that's being separated as you go.

Step 3

Image 1/3: Rotate the Xbox to the left to locate the clip connecting the front panel to the body. Insert the spudger inside the gap to release the clip. This may require wiggling the spudger. The clip will pop off, making the front panel looser.Image 2/3: Rotate the Xbox to the left to locate the clip connecting the front panel to the body. Insert the spudger inside the gap to release the clip. This may require wiggling the spudger. The clip will pop off, making the front panel looser.Image 3/3: Rotate the Xbox to the left to locate the clip connecting the front panel to the body. Insert the spudger inside the gap to release the clip. This may require wiggling the spudger. The clip will pop off, making the front panel looser.
spudger inside the gap to release the clip. This may require wiggling the spudger. The clip will pop off, making the front panel looser.



Keep holding the partially separated panel open. It's easiest to do this by wedging a spudger into the opening but can also be held open by your hands.
Rotate the Xbox to the left to locate the clip connecting the front panel to the body. Insert the spudger inside the gap to release the clip. This may require wiggling the spudger. The clip will pop off, making the front panel looser.

Step 4
Image 1/3: Locate the other clip and insert the spudger to remove it.Image 2/3: Locate the other clip and insert the spudger to remove it.Image 3/3: Locate the other clip and insert the spudger to remove it.



Flip the Xbox so the opposite side is towards you. Make sure to keep the separation open.
Locate the other clip and insert the spudger to remove it.

Step 5

Image 1/2: Do no pull off the panel too fast because you don't want to damage the ribbon cable. Slowly pull away the panel.

Continue to run the spudger along the crease to release any further clips that may still be attatched.
Do no pull off the panel too fast because you don't want to damage the ribbon cable. Slowly pull away the panel.
Now that the front panel has been released from its clips you can pull off the front panel.

Step 6

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Find the brown section where the ribbon cable enters the green board. Flip the brown part up and pull out the plastic tab at the end of the ribbon.

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