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Xbox 360 Motherboard Replacement

Motherboard replacement.

  • Auteur: Walter Galan
  • Geschatte tijd: 2 - 3 uren
  • Moeilijkheid: Moeilijk

Use this guide to completely strip down your motherboard. Before reattaching the CPU and GPU heat sinks, be sure to apply a new layer of thermal paste.

Stap 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

Insert the tip of a small flathead screwdriver between the X clamp and its retaining post on the heat sink. Pry the X clamp away from its retaining post until it is lifted above the small groove cut into the retaining post.

Stap 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

  • Insert the tip of a small flathead screwdriver between the X clamp and its retaining post on the heat sink.

  • Pry the X clamp away from its retaining post until it is lifted above the small groove cut into the retaining post.

  • If necessary, insert your screwdriver parallel to the motherboard between the X clamp and its retaining post. Twist the screwdriver to fully release the X clamp from its retaining post.

  • Repeat this process for all four corners of the X clamp.

  • When removing the last corner of the X clamp and holding the motherboard upside down, be sure to catch the CPU heat sink to avoid damage from it falling.

  • Remove the CPU heat sink from the motherboard. When reinstalling the CPU heat sink, be sure to apply a new layer of thermal paste.

Stap 2  ¶ 

Disconnect the optical drive power and SATA cables from the motherboard. Disconnect the optical drive power and SATA cables from the motherboard.

Stap 2  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the optical drive power and SATA cables from the motherboard.

Stap 3  ¶ 

If replacing the motherboard transfer the four thermal pads on the underside of the motherboard to your new motherboard.

Stap 3  ¶ 

  • If replacing the motherboard transfer the four thermal pads on the underside of the motherboard to your new motherboard.

  • Motherboard remains.

  • The DVD drive and the motherboard are "married" when they leave the factory. If you replace one you must replace the other. If you put any old DVD drive onto a motherboard that it is not "married" to it will only play DVDs, no games. It is possible to alter the keys so that they match.