Opening your Xbox 360 is fairly easy however you will need the proper tools and to make sure that you don’t lose any of the parts during process. Below I have listed the necessary tools and all of the steps necessary to open up your Xbox 360 to either upgrade any parts such as the fans or to fix some of the known problems that occur on the Xbox 360 yourself.
A friend of mine who is a DJ dropped one of his friends external hard drives in the dark the other night while spinning at a club. Once he got home he attempted to plug his friends external USB hard drive, which is a 1TB SimpleDrive (model #96300-41001-170), into his computer but it was not being recognized. Once he tried a couple of other things he gave me a call to see if I could look at it. Without going into details about what was wrong with the hard drive itself I thought others might find it useful to have instructions including pictures about how to remove the hard drive from the SimpleDrive case. Below I describe how to remove the hard drive from a external USB 1 Terabyte SimpleDrive.