Anyone have experience w/ opening consoles with broken cases?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by FireEmblemGuy, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. FireEmblemGuy
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    I bought a cheap Xbox on eBay in December knowing it was likely to RROD pretty quick, and sure enough it did. I decided to make fixing it my spring break project, since I'm stuck on campus. Unfortunately, I've run into quite the snag: I'd noticed that the back slots where the case clipped together were kinda torn up, like the original owner was having trouble unlatching it. I couldn't get more than two of the clips to unlatch, either with a small screwdriver or a tool designed for the purpose. The latches seem to be broken, but it's still tightly held together. Does anyone know what I can do to open the thing, short of unlatching the front side and pretty much tearing off the top half of the case?
     
  2. mocalacace

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    I'd unclip the front and just rip it open if the clips on the back are that fucked up
     
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  4. 431unknown

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    This and sometimes unclipping the front will put the back clips in a position to be better pushed in for unclipping when the are really fucked up.
     
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