At the E3 game fair, Microsoft not only gave further details about its next-gen console, but also presented a revised model of the current Xbox 360. The repair specialists of iFixit have already dismantled the revision.
What can be disassembled is also disassembled. This is the motto of iFixit, where all conceivable technical devices are screwed on and examined for their reparability. And in the case of the latest “E” version of the Xbox 360, the verdict is: It can be opened and repaired relatively easily, which is why the site awarded eight out of ten possible rating points (the higher the better).
According to iFixit, the components of the latest Xbox 360 variant hardly differ from those found in the Xbox 360 S, so strictly speaking, the Xbox 360 E is above all an optical adaptation rather than a technical one. Exceptions are small, for example the manufacturer has saved one USB port, instead of five, only four such ports are integrated in the E-model.
According to iFixit, you have to be careful when opening the console housing, since no screws are used, but a plug-in system, but this can be damaged. However, this is the only point that can cause difficulties. The modular design of the hardware makes disassembly easy and allows easy access to components that can be repaired. This is also due to the fact that the Xbox 360 E largely dispenses with cable connections, writes iFixit.