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1. Once you have all the parts removed, DVD drive out, fans off, motherboard  removed….then remove the “X” clamps holding the heat sinks to the motherboard.  Again, several tutorials – here is 1 of them:  2. At this point, you need to clean the old thermal compound off of the chips. Be very  and patience. Don’t rush this part, as it is crucial for the surfaces to be perfectly smooth  for optimal conduction of heat. Someone stated the chips will reveal a mirror finish when  clean, and they will…so clean until you see that finish. 3. Dokworm from Xbox Scene forums started the original post that brought this to my  attention…see post here:  http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php? illustrations that could help others. Basically what dokworm found out was that the “X”  clamps are a serious design flaw. They force the motherboard to flex up at the anchor 
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2008 for the course FDFASDSA dadasd taught by Professor Dadsa during the Spring '08 term at American Indian College.

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