How To Remove The Xbox 360 DVD Drive PCB

Ubergeek

Xecuter Groupie
Feb 24, 2003
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This is how you simply remove the Xbox 360 DVD Drive PCB. This is required for fitting such devices as the Sputnik360 Switch.

the example here is the Liteon DG-16D4S - but the process is pretty much the same with all versions.

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1. The Liteon DG-16D4S Drive :)




2. Remove the 4 case screws using a Philips screwdriver.




3. Eject the tray (you can use a CK3 or the Xbox itself for power).




4. Peel back the acoustic foam that sounds the tray opening.




5. Holding the foam away from the case, remove the case lid.




6. Spindle motor ribbon connector: Separate the black retention clip from the white housing. The ribbon will pull out easily.




7. Laser motor ribbon connector: Separate the black retention clip from the white housing. The ribbon will pull out easily.




8. Laser data ribbon connector: The white retention clip pivots through 90 degrees. Gently pull the clip upwards.




9. The ribbon will pull out easily.




10. DeSolder the tray sensor and tray drive motor wires (5 wires in total).




11. Remove the PCB retention screw using a small Philips head screwdriver.




12. Release the PCB retention clip and ease the board out.




13. The PCB is now safely removed :)