In the following steps, you will remove the top vent, secured to the top panel by the thirteen clips shown.
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Orient the console so that the words “XBOX 360” on the sides are right-side up, and the faceplate is facing to the left.
Rotate the spudger away from the console, prying the edge of the fan vent up until the two plastic clips come free.
In the same manner described above, begin prying the left side of the top vent away from the top bezel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the following steps, you will remove the bottom bezel, which is attached to the rest of the console by the six clips shown.
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.
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.
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.
Locate the two clips connecting the right and left case along the top edge of the console, behind the Wi-Fi card.
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.
Release one clip in the front left corner of the bottom edge securing the left case to the faceplate.
Lift the left edge of the faceplate upward to release the last two clips securing the faceplate to the right case.
Remove the single 9.2 mm T10 Torx screw securing the hard drive cable connector to the plastic bracket.
Unscrew the two 11.7 mm Phillips screws securing the fan to the heat sink in the bottom right and top left corners of the fan.
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Do I need to buy a new fan, or does this tutorial basically use a method of cleaning things out to fix the fan?
A bit late I know, but if you’re getting this deep into the system, put in a new fan.
This tutorial was perfect.
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