taking apart the face of an XBOX
What you will need for this tutorial...
for every original xbox, you should be able to follow this tutorial.
for a complete part list, and to learn more about the different parts of the xbox, click HERE
first you will need to remove the face from your xbox.
to learn how, click HERE
once you have removed the faceplate (picture above)....
...you should have something that looks a little bit like this (picture below)....
for my illustrations, i used painted face parts so you can easily distinguish between the two main parts of the face. if you've never done it before, you may not figure out that they come apart.
for now, flip it over and set it on a soft surface.
as you can see, there is a small PCB (circuit board) attached to the back. this is composed of your power/eject buttons, and two bi-color LED's to illuminate the ring around the eject button. push down on the tab that secures the PCB (orange arrow), and it will pop right out.
to learn more about, or to learn how to modify the abilities of the light ring around the eject button, click HERE
as you can see, there is a small PCB (circuit board) attached to the back. this is composed of your power/eject buttons, and two bi-color LED's to illuminate the ring around the eject button.
once released, the button PCB will slide right out
the grey button assembly usually slides right off the two posts that it mounts to. sometimes it does not. this problem seems to be common with earlier versions of the xbox. it's almost as if they were glued there. my only advice...be carefull, and use a good wedging technique between the buttons and the faceplate. it is very easy to break the connecting pieces between the buttons.
after the buttons (grey piece) have been removed, the clear ring will come right out. to remove the button plate (brown plate in photos), undo the two clips marked in orange above, and the clip marked in orange below.
the faceplate is now completely disassembled and ready for painting, or whatever other hacks you have planned.
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