Cleaning an old Garage Sale 360 - How to Open it up ?

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    I recently bought an old (Xenon) 360 in a Garage Sale for $30.
    Came with power supply and old XBox to TV Cable.
    I have a controller, two batteries and an earphone from a previous XBox 360.

    One flap for 'Memory Unit A' is broken off and needs to be re-implaced.

    I just updated the system via a ThumbDrive memory - ($SystemUpdate).
    No worries - worked fine. Desktop looks different.

    It works fine, but I would like to open it up and vacuum out all the dirt and dust
    that must be in it. Help keep it cooling properly.

    It is eight years old and way past any concerns with the warrantee, so opening it
    up won't kill me.

    How do I open it ?
    Edited in later - I went to this youtube site and opening it was explained VERY well !
    "How to open and properly clean an Xbox 360 Fat" Don't know how to insert a clickable link here !
    See next post (reply) for further enlightenment.....

    DoctorBill
     
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    So - after opening the case, I found THIS ! OMG ! How it cooled the CPU is beyond me !
    [​IMG]

    I will remove the Disk Drive to expose the other Heat Sinks....

    [​IMG]

    I lifted the Disk Drive out and put it over to the left side, exposing the Fan Shroud and
    removed it as the YouTube Video explained.

    Not really very dirty in there.

    Vacuumed the CPU Heat Sink WELL and then vacuumed up the dust as he demonstrated......

    I did not use a air compressor to remove dust......used a small hand vacuum cleaner,
    then it went back together swimmingly !

    Turned it on and it runs just like downtown ! Should run much cooler now !

    Thanks everyone for the assistance !

    DoctorBill
     
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