For whatever reason your taking your Xbox 360 Hard drive apart, you’ll need to know how first right?

Well, this video should show you. If you’re not sure how to take your console apart to get to the hard drive, watch this video>>>>Dismantle Xbox 360

Things you’ll need:
  • T10 Screwdriver (Allen wrench)
  • T6 Screwdriver (Allen wrench)
  • Patience & Determination

The hard drive is a very small piece of equipment and takes allot of patience to work with it, the screws are tiny, the parts are tiny and all and all it just makes things that much more difficult to work with.

Note: You will void the warranty on the hard drive if you take it apart!

First step, remove the warranty sticker, pull out your size T6 Allen wrench and on screw all 4 screws on each side of the drive.

After you get the screws out, carefully, I mean carefully open with the flat side pointing down, because you don’t want the latching mechanism falling apart while taking apart. (Watch this video to see)

Now, pull out your size T10 Allen wrench and take out the next 4 screws holding down the heat guard, once you get the heat guard off (which is easy to do) disconnect the serial adapter (seen in video)

Be very careful when you get to this point, you don’t want all the miniature springs parts and plastic pieces following up all over the place.

All you need to do now, is just slide the actual hard drive out of its casing and that’s it!!!

This can be a very easy job or an extremely pain in the butt job, it just depends on how you go about taking the Xbox 360 hard drive apart.

If you have any suggestions or comments don’t be shy!

  1. Anonymous January 11, 2009 at 8:02 PM  

    ok my harddrive stopped reading so i took it all the way apart. i can see my hard disk but when i put it into my xbox it still doesnt get to your hard drive i took the screws out of the part that says *sea gate* on your video. i want to find out why my xbox is not reading my harddrive...ill show you a picture of what it looks like.
    i hope you can help me. please email me at