How To Replace A Slim Power & Eject Switch Ribbon Flex Cable

J2G

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How To Replace A Slim Power & Eject Switch Ribbon Flex Cable

First Thing is To Open Your Slim Go Here >> Disassembling the Xbox 360 Slim By Xecuter



Tools Used

Marker Pen
Pick and Hook Tool or Small Flat head screw driver
Twezers
Q-Tips
Reflow Wand or some way of Heatgunning to remove the old ribbon if not it will still come off but it's harder to remove it.



First Thing is To Disconnect The Face Plate Ribbon From The 360




Next Remove The Plastic Clip Holding The Ribbon
I see in videos that this is being broke off for no reason it will pop off if you take your time i used a Pick and Hook Tool here very easy to get the inside clip just pry it up slowly .




Or Just Use A Small Flat Head Screw Driver A Bit Tricky To Get The Inside One




Next Get A Marker Pen & Mark A Template



Next Use Heatgunning & A Twezers To Remove The Ribbon A Nice Low Heat Do Not Go Mad And Melt The Face Plate.





Now Fit The New Ribbon Peel Back A Bit At A Time & Use A Q-Tip To Stick And Smooth Out The Ribbon Like Shown Below






Now Snap The Plastic Clip That Was Holding The Ribbon Back On Small Bit Of Glue If Needed Job Done Put Your Slim Back Together

 
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Astromine

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great tut

but could i use a hair dryer to heat up the ribbon?
Give it a try and let us know how it works. Really, I couldn't see you doing any damage if it doesn't work you just wouldn't want it to get so hot it melts the ribbon.
 

drzoidberg

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i did everthings as mentioned

looks very tight and no bubbles or anything there

BUT its not working...

Eject isnt working at all, Power only if i press the Foil on the inner part of the Faceplate...

any troubleshooting to this ?

THX

other Faceplates are working perfectly just to mention that !
 

J2G

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if you have done it as posted then you either have a faulty ribbon or its not making proper connection between the connecting block on the rol and the ribbon take it out make sure the contacts are clean on the ribbon and the slot on the block is clear other then that its faulty.
 
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