New Xbox 360 'E' Teardown: Found to be Easier to Repair

Though most of Microsoft's E3 keynote focused on the Xbox One and associated content, the company also gave the current generation Xbox, the Xbox 360, a little love at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. To better fit in with the look and feel of the Xbox One, the Xbox 360 has been given a bit of a redesign, designated by some as the Xbox 360 E. The changes to the outside of the console are cosmetic, but the iFixit team set out to discover whether or not that has affected the inside of the console. More specifically, iFixit wanted to know if the new design would make the Xbox 360 harder to repair.

 

Handily enough, iFixit found that the case on this version of the Xbox 360 is actually easier to remove compared to the current generation model, and the console itself scored an impressive 8/10 on iFixit's repairability scale. Unfortunately, the team's adventures with the Xbox 360 E also revealed that the console has one fewer USB ports.

For all the photos and full details of the repair, head over to iFixit

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  • makaveli316
    So essentially the consoles are some kind of mini itx systems, judging from this picture?
    So why all that confrontation between PC and Console, when they are both made the same way?
    The console is just a budget pc with no upgrade option.
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  • Elwenil
    Anonymous said:
    So essentially the consoles are some kind of mini itx systems, judging from this picture?
    So why all that confrontation between PC and Console, when they are both made the same way?
    The console is just a budget pc with no upgrade option.


    Architecture is everything and both the current gen consoles are pretty similar in some ways and vastly different in other ways, the PS3 especially.

    More on topic, has the quality of electronics fallen to the point that we judge them based on how easy they are to repair? I think I would rather have one that doesn't break in the first place.
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  • Amdlova
    Easy to repair, Get another board original Bdrom (if have) and a original HDD for Unbelivible price...
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