We offer a wide range of repair kits to meet just about everyone's needs. We offer kits ranging from just hardware, to kits that include hardware, thermal paste, tools and/or CPU/GPU cleaner/purifier. Below is the complete list of parts required for this repair. If you need additional parts, we will include links where applicable.
•Hardware (8 screws, 16 metal washers and 16 nylon washers). The hardware comes standard in all of our repair kits. Additional hardware kits can be obtained at:
Thermal paste (Varies depending on the exact kit you chose). We currently offer Stars, Inc., Arctic Silver Alumina and Arctic Silver 5. If you need additional thermal paste, Arctic Silver5 can be found below in convenient 3.5g tubes at:
T8/T10 Torx drivers A thin pointy tool (you can use a very small slotted jewelers screwdriver or just about any really tiny slotted screwdriver) or the Official Xbox 360 unlock tool. This special tool will replace the thin pointy tool/precision screwdriver and includes the T8/T10 torx bits.The official Xbox 360 unlock tool can be viewed at the link below and we have also included a picture below: http://www.thecoupondepot2006.com/Xbox_360_Unlock_Tool
CPU/GPU and heatsink cleaner/purifier. If you chose a kit without the solvents, you can use Isopropyl rubbing alcohol (at least 70%) and/or acetone (non-fragrance). If using the acetone/alcohol combination, clean with the acetoneand finish the surface preparation with the alcohol. We also offer ArctiClean 1 and 2 60ml kits at:
http://www.thecoupondepot2006.com/ArctiClean • Phillips head screwdriver and a pair of pliers. These tools are common in most households so we don't currently offer them for sale or include them in any of our repair kits
Now that we have covered all of the parts needed for the repair, let'sget started! Start by removing the hard drive. Simply push in on the button while pulling up on the sides. Set it off to the side. Now we will remove the faceplate. Put a finger or two into the usb port slot and pull away from the Xbox firmly. Set it off to the side. Now we will remove the grey ends. Start on the right side of the Xbox. Flip it over so you're looking at the bottom right side. Thereare three tabs you need to release. They can be seen through the holes in the case. Look for the filled in holes, in between the filled in holes is where the clips are located. Each hole can be seen in the picture below. This is where you need your thin pointy tool or the special unlock tool. Using your pointy tool or the pointy end of the special unlock tool, push in on the clips thru the holeswhile pulling the grey end away from the Xbox. Do all three circled below being careful not to let them snap back in.
Now flip the console over and do the three clips on the topside. Being careful not to let the bottom snap back in, pull the grey end away from the Xbox as you go.
After the last clip, the grey end should just pull away from the Xbox. Set it off to the side.
Now we willgo to the other side. Start from the bottom again. The first tab is a little harder to get to. See the picture below for location. The idea is to slide your tool between the tab and the wall, and push the tab away from the wall so it will release while pulling the grey end away from the Xbox. If using the special unlock tool, you will notice the tool has a special cutout that will allow the pointyend to easily access the hole below.
Pull the leftmost rubber foot off (the last tab is only accessible thru the hole under the foot). Release the center tab, then release the one under the foot.
Now flip the console over and do the three clips on the topside. Start with the hidden clip on the top. Being careful not to let the bottom snap back in, pull the grey end away from the Xbox as...