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Do you NEED a Torx screwdriver to open the xbox 360 case?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 Support' started by terabitez, Jun 9, 2011 with 12 replies and 7,301 views.

  1. terabitez

    terabitez Enthusiast

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    Do you NEED one? Or can I use any screwdriver that fits in the hole?
  2. Nate

    Nate Too Nasty Premium

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    I have opened mine with a tiny flathead screwdriver. The problem is that it will strip the heads and make it harder down the road.
  3. ShocKzy

    ShocKzy Enthusiast

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    You are better off using a Torx, this way you won't mess up the screw for future purposes.
  4. MarshallMathers

    MarshallMathers Banned

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    I think the screws have a little circle thing in the center of them. It would be easier with a Torx, but I think you can wedge the circle out and give it a try.
  5. JohnnyKnoxville

    JohnnyKnoxville Enthusiast

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    If the screws have the little nub in the center of them you will need a Torx security screwdriver, but I'm pretty sure they don't ( At least all the ones I've taken apart didn't) But a Torx screwdriver would make life easier taking them out. I think its a torx t-10 that you'll need, you can find them at your local hardware store.
  6. PJ

    PJ Enthusiast

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    You don't NEED a screwdriver of any kind. Be a real man and use a power tool to open that s*** up.
  7. terabitez

    terabitez Enthusiast

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    Okay thanks for your help guys. I used these small silver ones last time I opened an xbox and it worked but I think it DID start to strip them because they were in so tightly.

    Thanks for all your help :D

    Also, what tutorial do you guys recommend to open an xbox?
  8. ollie0987

    ollie0987 Getting There

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    have a look on youtube for the tutorials, there are loads on youtube
  9. HiGh On ReDBULL

    HiGh On ReDBULL Enthusiast

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    i would use a tork 8 or torx 10.
  10. Jordan

    Jordan Numero Uno Retired

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    The case and motherboard screws require a T10, the x-clamp screws are T8. You can use a precision flat head screwdriver, but I suggest using a real torx driver.
  11. Anonamous

    Anonamous Contributor Premium

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    Also just as a side note, dont bother getting the cheap screwdrivers they will usually strip the second you try to unscrew it (all 5 of the ones I had did at least) You would be best off getting a wiha screwdriver.
  12. xRaw ModZz

    xRaw ModZz Member

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    i have used a alankey 2 open the xbox before :P
  13. remmnever

    remmnever Getting There

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    You can get a whole set of torx screw drivers for $5 at home depot. Safer than stripping all your screws.