Looking inside "Xbox 360"

Nov 29, 2005

We have torn down Microsoft Corp.'s "Xbox 360" game console for home. As well as the main board in the console, we found many other interesting spots.

The Xbox 360's DVD drive
The Xbox 360's DVD drive
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A substrate featuring a DVD drive control chip. The chip is marked "Panasonic."
A substrate featuring a DVD drive control chip. The chip is marked "Panasonic."
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The AC adaptor is about 21 cm wide.
The AC adaptor is about 21 cm wide.
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To prevent overheat, the AC adaptor equips 2 cooler fans inside.
To prevent overheat, the AC adaptor equips 2 cooler fans inside.
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Cooler fans inside the console. They are products by Delta Electronics, Inc. of Taiwan.
Cooler fans inside the console. They are products by Delta Electronics, Inc. of Taiwan.
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The main board mounts many components including aluminum electrolytic condensers manufactured by a Japanese manufacturer. Many of these components are products by Nichicon Corp. and Rubycon Corp.
The main board mounts many components including aluminum electrolytic condensers manufactured by a Japanese manufacturer. Many of these components are products by Nichicon Corp. and Rubycon Corp.
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Particularly outstanding on the main board are power supply circuit chips by On Semiconductor of the US. More than 10 of these chips are mounted on the board.
Particularly outstanding on the main board are power supply circuit chips by On Semiconductor of the US. More than 10 of these chips are mounted on the board.
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Inside the wireless transmission module. The reason is unknown, but a chip is mounted at an angle. The module is as huge as 21 square mm.
Inside the wireless transmission module. The reason is unknown, but a chip is mounted at an angle. The module is as huge as 21 square mm.
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