So Long, Xbox 360

Joe Sterne Photography, xbox 360, ifixit teardown

My Xbox recently kicked the bucket after 4 years (finally succumbed to the dreaded Red Ring of Death). So I did what any nerd would do.

Joe Sterne Photography, xbox 360, ifixit teardown

Joe Sterne Photography, xbox 360, ifixit teardown

Joe Sterne Photography, xbox 360, ifixit teardown

Joe Sterne Photography, xbox 360, ifixit teardown

With the help of an ifixit guide, I took apart the Xbox to try to see what happened to it myself. Along the way, I discovered how complicated it is to take apart. (One of the things I found was a Foxconn DVD drive.) Once I took it apart and realized that repairing it (since it had already failed) was a waste of time, I decided to save the hard drive and buy a new one eventually.

Joe Sterne Photography, xbox 360, ifixit teardown

Joe Sterne Photography, xbox 360, ifixit teardown

Joe Sterne Photography, xbox 360, ifixit teardown

Joe Sterne Photography, xbox 360, ifixit teardown

Joe Sterne Photography, xbox 360, ifixit teardown

Joe Sterne Photography, xbox 360, ifixit teardown

Using my macro lens, I also took some pictures to try to capture the circuit boards in an atypical perspective. What do you think?

(Yes, this is how @rcantwell came up with the #JoeStrong hashtag and wristbands. Nope, not kidding.)

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2 thoughts on “So Long, Xbox 360

  1. Nice….But did you try the RROD fixes out there? Like wrap it in a towel and leave it on for hours so it melts itself or whatever and starts working again? I know my friend recovered his Xbox from RROD and got about another year out of it.

    -avideogamelife.com

    • I didn’t. One of the reasons I took it apart was to see if the ifixit’s RROD fix would be worth it. Since it was already dead, I figured it was better to spend the $70+ on a new device.

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