Xbox Series X teardown reveals it's all about cooling


The Xbox Series X and Series S came out Tuesday, and iFixit burned through no time in opening up the more costly Series X. The fix site's teardown uncovered that Microsoft included a lot of parts to keep the cutting edge support cool, including a sizable fan, a warmth sink and warm glue. 

It found that the support's secluded plan should make the fan, power gracefully unit and remote board simple to supplant.

However, the site also highlighted that the optical drive's internal circuit board is paired to the console's motherboard, so it'll be difficult to replace. The SSD also requires quite a bit of disassembly to reach.

"A relatively modular and repair-friendly design is partly overshadowed by some software barriers," the site wrote. "Our tests indicate that both optical drive and SSD repairs will be problematic at best -- which could be an issue if you want this thing to play games, or boot up."

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