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i've seen some bad info out there for noobs trying to mod a xbox for the first time. the 2 main ones are to null or modify your hdd key(without disclosing any of the dangers) instead of just keeping the old hdd as a backup to create another drive if needed and the 2nd one is to pry the gpu heat sink off. please don't do this, especially on a xbox that has sentimental value to u. this is a good way to ruin it. we really need to start being more careful what we tell noobs to do. i know my original xbox has a lot of sentimental value to me because it still has the game saves from where i used to go to lan parties with it back in the mid 2000's. i'd be heart broken if one of these guides caused me to ruin it. many other would probably feel the same way about theirs.
Does anyone here know exactly what the screw size/type are used for the 13 screws which secure the Xbox MB (motherboard) and PB (power-board)? Obviously they're Torx10 with what are called, depending on preference: domed, button or pan heads. However I've had a great difficulty actually identifying the screw length, diameter and, most importantly, the thread type/pitch. Some sources say they're M3 (metric 3mm) but I'm pretty sure they're not; the thread is not the same as any other confirmed M3 PC screw types I have. The thread is more like a UNC type than metric. The screw length is also open to question: using a steel rule it is difficult to tell if it is 8mm, 3/10", 7/24". Neither of the latter make any sense as they're not recognised Imperial/US screw lengths. I'm not even sure 8mm is an accurate enough measurement to the degree required for precise identification. Appreciate any knowledgeable help on this.
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