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The Xbox One is one of the most popular consoles on the market. Despite a rocky start caused by the unpopular, mandatory Kinect module, it’s now sold over 50 million units. Of course, the Xbox One has been on the market for seven years now. If you’ve got one of those older units, some parts might be showing their age. This is particularly true for cooling fans. Fans have mechanical bearings, which eventually wear out and fail. As bearings age, they start to make noise. This is your warning sign that it’s time to take action.

Thankfully, replacing the Xbox One fan is a fairly simple matter. We’ll go over the whole process. Then, we’ll look at three Xbox One replacement fans. First, we’ll review the Gam3Gear Replacement Internal Cooling Fan. Next, we’ll check out the Eathtek Replacement Internal Cooling Fan. Finally, we’ll examine the Wadoy Internal Cooling Fan. After looking at all three options, we’ll be able to render a final verdict.

Before we continue, we should stress that these fans are for the original Xbox One, the black version. If you own a newer Xbox One S (the white version), these fans won’t fit. The One S has a slimmer case, and uses a different, low-profile fan. We’ve seen horror stories of people trying to cram a regular Xbox One fan into a One S case. If you own a One S, do yourself a favor and buy a fan that’s appropriate for that console variant.

How to Replace an Xbox One Cooling Fan

Before you attempt any Xbox One repair, it’s important to have the correct tools. In total, you’ll need a kit like this that includes T8, T9, and T10 Torx drivers, a nylon spudger, and an Xbox One pry tool. A small flathead screwdriver can substitute for the spudger and pry tool. However, if you’re going to go that route, you’ll need to be extremely careful. Alternatively, you can just buy an Xbox One screwdriver set, and be done with it.

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With your tools in hand, the first thing you need to do is remove or cut the tamper-evident tape on the back. Be aware that this can void your warranty. On the other hand, if you’re replacing an old fan, your unit is probably out of warranty already anyway. Next, you’ll need to remove the vent cover from the left side of the console. The cover itself is actually flexible, and pulls out easily once you’ve gotten it started. Start by prying the back of the vent up with your nylon spudger. Pull it out, and set it to the side. Underneath, towards the front of the Xbox, there’s a plastic reinforcement tab. Slide this tab back, and it will drop right out.

Now comes the fun part. The top and bottom halves of the Xbox One case are secured together with a set of strong plastic clips. The clips need to be carefully pried open with a spudger or screwdriver. Worse, the case halves really, really want to stay in place. As you go along, previously-opened clips can easily snap back into place. To avoid this, it’s a good idea to leave the spudger inserted in the gap as you move along. This will minimize the risk of the clips snapping back together.

Start near the USB ports, and work your way around the back of the Xbox. Work your way all the way back around to the front, and the two halves should be ready to come apart. Don’t lift the upper case yet. It’s still connected to the bottom via the front panel ribbon cable. To fully open the Xbox One, you’ll need to free up this cable. Lift the upper case just enough to see where the cable meets the front panel board.

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The connector here is a bit finicky, and is easy to break if you try to brute force it. Instead, use a pair of tweezers to gently lift the plastic retaining loop that secures the connector in place. With the retaining loop raised, you can slide the locking tab open with the tip of a nylon spudger. This will unlatch the cable, which can then be gently pulled out. At this point, you can safely remove the top of the case and set it aside.

With the outer case removed, you’ll see an aluminum internal case, with a small circuit board at the front. To access the fan, you’ll need to remove this aluminum case. Step one is disconnecting it from the circuit board. You’ll see a small black speaker cable running into a plastic connector on the front. Disconnect this carefully, without pulling on the connector that’s attached to the board. There’s also an antenna cable connected towards the right of the front panel. This is a simple snap-on connection that can be pried open with a nylon spudger.

Next, you’ll need to remove the black WiFi board from the back corner of the Xbox. It’s held in place with a pair of T9 Torx screws. Once the screws are removed, lift the board carefully and set it aside. Be careful not to pull the antenna cable loose from the case. That can remain attached. With the WiFi board removed, you’ll see a screw labeled “C3”. Remove this T10 Torx screw, and the seven others just like it. Once the screws are removed, you’ll be able to lift the case. Do so, but don’t fully remove it — the WiFi board is still connected to the Motherboard. Unplug that connector and set the aluminum case aside.

Now, you should be able to see all your Xbox One’s internal components. You’ll need to remove two more parts to get to the fan: the hard drive and the optical drive. Both drives are connected to the motherboard by two cables, a power cable and a SATA cable. Once disconnected, both drives will easily lift out of the housing.

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The fan itself is secured onto the heat sink with four plastic clips. To release it, you’ll need to pry open two tabs on one side. Then, the fan can simply be tilted and removed. The issue here is that you’re prying on something that’s attached to your heat sink. Be careful and take your time. Pressing down too hard can damage the motherboard. Pulling up too hard can cause the heat sink to become partially unseated. In other words, this is something you really, really don’t want to rush. That said, at the end of the day, the clips pop out easily. If you have two spudgers, it’s a good idea to leave one blocking the first clip while you’re opening the second. This will keep the first clip from snapping back in while you’re working on its brother. With both the left and the right clips removed, the fan will come off with almost zero effort. Unplug it from the motherboard, and you’re almost done.

The new fan should clip easily into place without much resistance. Plug it into the motherboard, and reassemble the rest of your Xbox One. Fire it up to verify that everything works, and you’re good to go!

Gam3Gear Replacement Internal Cooling Fan

Gam3Gear Replacement Internal Cooling Fan

The Gam3Gear Replacement Internal Cooling Fan is a simple, third-party replacement fan for the Xbox One. It has a similar design to the OEM version, with four struts supporting the center fan bearing. The cable is routed along one of these struts, where it can then wrap down the side of the fan. The Gam3Gear fan comes factory-tested, and installs and operates easily. It’s a solid choice if you’re looking for a near-identical replacement.

Eathtek Replacement Internal Cooling Fan

Eathtek Replacement Internal Cooling Fan

The Eathtek Replacement Internal Cooling Fan is nearly identical to the Gam3Gear fan at first glance. It has the same four-strut design, and near-identical cable routing. If you put the two of them next to each other in a lineup, it would be virtually impossible to tell them apart. Sounds like they’re basically the same, right?

Unfortunately, there’s one difference you’ll spot if you look closely. It’s on the sticker. The OEM Xbox One fan draws 0.8 amps of power. This one, on the other hand, only draws 0.5 amps. As a result, you’ll get slower RPMs and less air movement in general. For ordinary gameplay, this isn’t really an issue. Unfortunately, it means your fan won’t have any extra power when it’s badly needed. In that case, your Xbox will automatically shut down to avoid damage. This low power makes the Eathtek fan a relatively poor choice.

Wadoy Internal Cooling Fan

Wadoy Internal Cooling Fan

The Wadoy Internal Cooling Fan is a bit different from the last two. The housing has the same four-strut design and overall profile. But that’s to be expected. It has to fit in a particular space and snap onto a particular heat sink. The difference is in the fan blades. Instead of four broad, fat blades, there are five more slender, sweeping blades. In theory, this should push more air through your system. Did we notice any massive difference? Not really. But if you regularly play games that cause your fan to speed up, it certainly can’t hurt.

Final Verdict

So, which one of these Xbox One replacement fans is the best? The Gam3Gear Replacement Internal Cooling Fan is our top choice for a simple replacement. It’s not an OEM fan, but it’s as close to OEM as you’ll get without buying from Microsoft. This makes it painless to swap in for your old fan.

The Eathtek Replacement Internal Cooling Fan has a virtually identical physical design. Unfortunately, the motor is a full 0.3 amps weaker. This makes it a non-starter if you want a high-performance fan.

The Wadoy Internal Cooling Fan is the odd choice of the group. Its unique, sweeping fins allow it to move more air than other fans — at least in theory. On the one hand, it’s radically different from the OEM fan, which might make some people nervous. On the other hand, it’s well-engineered and seems to work quite well. Unless you’re a stickler for staying close to the original, there’s a lot to like here!

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Xbox One teardown reveals huge, replaceable fan compared to PS4

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By Matt Swider

Microsoft is taking no chances with Xbox One overheating

A teardown of the Xbox One confirms that Microsoft built its next-generation console to be cool in more ways than one thanks to a larger-than-normal cooling fan.

The heatsink and fan combo is 112 millimeters in diameter, according to the teardown specialists at iFixit.

To put that into perspective, Sony equipped its more compact PS4 system with a fan that's just 85 millimeters.

Xbox One's monster fan is also easily separable from the heatsink just in case the fan sputters one day and stops working.

These measures make it appear as if Microsoft isn't taking any chances when it comes to the Xbox One overheating after Xbox 360's Red Ring of Death debacle.

Standard hard drive, not a standard replacement

The Xbox One fan is special, but the console's internal storage is anything but.

It's a standard 2.5-inch SATA II 500GB hard drive that spins at 5400RPM, has a 8MB cache and travels at 3.0Gb/s.

In fact, it's so off-the-shelf, iFixit found the Samsung-made drive on Newegg under the model number Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012.

Just because you can order a duplicate doesn't mean it's easily replaceable or that you can upgrade the internal storage beyond 500GB without thinking twice.

"Replacing the hard drive requires voiding the warranty," iFixit discovered.

What's more: "We're not sure if the Xbox One will recognize unformatted SATA hard drives."

Xbox One's three-layer operating system is likely stored on this otherwise standard drive.

Xbox One repair score

Our hand on PS4 review and Xbox One review found that both systems are worthy entries for anyone looking to jump into the next generation of video games right away.

Likewise, this Xbox One teardown received at 8 out of 10 repairability score - on par with the repair score PS4 received a week ago.

Microsoft's system can be taken apart rather easily with only a few tools; the company didn't opt for adhesive-like glue. Glue makes for a sticky situation, both literally and figuratively.

The one downside appears to involve access to the aforementioned hard drive that voids your warranty and is standard, but not in a #justkiddingnotkidding kind of way.

That makes Xbox One's delayed external hard drive support all the more important.

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Xbox One S – Fixing noisy fans creating an ultra silent console

The Xbox One S is an amazing game console as every Xbox has been. However, with this version of the Xbox in particular, there’s been a problem with noisy fans. The quality of the original fans vary quite a lot and therefore, there can be really silent but also really noisy game consoles out there. Especially when you’re using your Xbox as a media center (which works perfectly), you don’t want to hear noisy fans. Luckily, it’s realively easy to replace the existing fan with an even better replacement fan by BeQuiet. Let’s see how it works.

Parts & Tools

In order to replace the original Xbox One S fan, you need the following tools and parts:

Why did I decide to use the BeQuiet Silent Wings 3 BL070 120mm High-Speed fan? Well, there are a few reasons why to use it:

  • First of all, BeQuiet deliveres – together with brands like Noctua – outstanding quality products and it’s worth to support them and buy a long-lasting product.
  • The replacement fan of the Xbox One S should have similar measures with the original fan. The BeQuiet fan meets those best: The right height ensures the hot air being pushed outside and not being kept inside. The width and length as well as the round shape meet the criteria in order to close the console again.
  • The fan is not only powerful enough (air throughput and RPM) but also much more silent than the original one – you could say “ultra silent”.

BeQuiet Silent Wings 2 BL070 120mm High-Speed

The only downside is that you’ll loose your warranty when opening your console. But hey, isn’t it fun to work on your own Xbox One S by yourself and improve it with better components than the original version?

Replacement

In order to open the Xbox One S, simply follow the turorial from iFixit. The tutorial works for both the regular Xbox One S with a blu-ray drive and the Xbox One S All Digital.

Xbox One S Teardown

Here are a few tipps and tricks for this special scenario:

  • You don’t have to remove the power supply neither you have to remove the entire electronics. In order to remove the existing, original fan, simply remove the four clips which hold the fan in place.
  • Mount the fan with the main logo on top so the hot air can leave the console.
  • There is no need to use cable ties in order to fix the fan.
  • Before you close the console completely, check if the fan is mountet probably. Therefore, start the Xbox One S and check if the fan is spinning without any problem. You may have to make a small dent into the aluminium grille so the spinning parts of the fan won’t touch it.

Then you’re ready to go. It’s a relatively hassle-free process with an amazing result: Finally, your Xbox One S is ultra silent!

Questions & Answers

Will the Xbox One S heat up when changing the fan?

No, that will not happen when using the High-Speed edition of the BeQuiet Silent Wings 3 120mm fan. Of course, there no warranty and I assume no liability.

My Xbox One S fan is noisy. What can I do?

Simply replace the original fan with a quieter fan. My tutorial shows you a step-by-step guide. The replacement process can be easily performed.

What do I need in order to replace the fan?

Obviously, you need another (quieter) fan. Additionally, you need an adapter for the fan to match with the pins on your Xbox One S. Furthermore, tools for opening the Xbox One S are required. All in all, it’s a straight-forward process that can be performed easily.

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Xbox One S Heatsink/Fan Replacement

  • Flip the Xbox One S so that the bottom of the case is facing upward.
    • Flip the Xbox One S so that the bottom of the case is facing upward.

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  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the  gap between the bottom of the case and the grated top side. Then find the clips in between that hold the case in place.
    • Insert the plastic opening tool into the gap between the bottom of the case and the grated top side. Then find the clips in between that hold the case in place.

    • Use the opening tool to pop the clips out. The best method is to pry the black case away from the bottom.

    • You will hear clicking sounds when you are prying the case open. It may be fairly difficult to remove the bottom.

    • It's possible that the clips may break when you remove the bottom from the case.

    • We recommend starting at one corner and sliding the prying tool along the edges of the Xbox One S. Once the first few clips are opened you can lift the cover up to find the remaining clips.

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  • Once all of the clips are opened, remove the bottom part of the case.
    • Once all of the clips are opened, remove the bottom part of the case.

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  • Use a T10 Torx screwdriver to remove the six green 50 mm long screws from the metal case labeled F1 through F6.Use a T10 Torx screwdriver to remove the six green 50 mm long screws from the metal case labeled F1 through F6.
    • Use a T10 Torx screwdriver to remove the six green 50 mm long screws from the metal case labeled F1 through F6.

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  • Insert an opening tool gently between the top cover and metal casing on both sides to prepare the cover for removal.This step is necessary because you need to pry interior rivets away from the exterior case. The interior rivets that hold the case in place are circled in the last image. After you gently pry in the areas demonstrated, the side panel of the exterior case will be able to come off of the rest of the casing.Look at the image in Step 7 for clarification on how the exterior case disassembles.
    • Insert an opening tool gently between the top cover and metal casing on both sides to prepare the cover for removal.

    • This step is necessary because you need to pry interior rivets away from the exterior case. The interior rivets that hold the case in place are circled in the last image. After you gently pry in the areas demonstrated, the side panel of the exterior case will be able to come off of the rest of the casing.

    • Look at the image in Step 7 for clarification on how the exterior case disassembles.

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  • Gently separate the interior case from the white exterior case using the appropriate method.Gently separate the interior case from the white exterior case using the appropriate method.
    • Gently separate the interior case from the white exterior case using the appropriate method.

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  • To replace the hard drive, flip over the console and remove the two 10 mm T-10 Torx screws, C3 and C4, from the backside of the Xbox One S.This will allow the plastic casing surrounding the hard drive to become detached from  the rest of the console.
    • To replace the hard drive, flip over the console and remove the two 10 mm T-10 Torx screws, C3 and C4, from the backside of the Xbox One S.

    • This will allow the plastic casing surrounding the hard drive to become detached from the rest of the console.

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  • Pull the disc drive slightly off the motherboard and disconnect the plastic connectors from the motherboard.
    • Pull the disc drive slightly off the motherboard and disconnect the plastic connectors from the motherboard.

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  • To replace the motherboard you must remove the three silver 10 mm T-10 Torx screws labelled "C1," "C2," and "C6."
    • To replace the motherboard you must remove the three silver 10 mm T-10 Torx screws labelled "C1," "C2," and "C6."

    • Remove the four black 8 mm T-9 Torx screws lablelled "A1," "A2," "A3," and "A4."

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  • Locate the rectangular silver clamp on the opposite corner of the power block.
    • Locate the rectangular silver clamp on the opposite corner of the power block.

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  • Grab the clamp with the tweezers. Pull the clamp upward, away from the silver casing. Jiggle it back and forth like a tooth if necessary.
    • Grab the clamp with the tweezers. Pull the clamp upward, away from the silver casing. Jiggle it back and forth like a tooth if necessary.

    • It's okay to apply a little bit of force here to get the clamp off the silver casing. The metal is bendable and can be bent/clamped back on.

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  • Now that the clamp is removed, gently lift the motherboard from its edges out from the metal casing. The motherboard should come out with ease.
    • Now that the clamp is removed, gently lift the motherboard from its edges out from the metal casing. The motherboard should come out with ease.

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  • Flip the motherboard over to the back and find the metal x-shaped bracket.Use a spudger or plastic opening tool to pry the corners of the bracket off the four little green mounts.These photos show a screwdriver being used to lift the bracket corners. Use a spudger or plastic opening tool to prevent damage to the motherboard.
    • Flip the motherboard over to the back and find the metal x-shaped bracket.

    • Use a spudger or plastic opening tool to pry the corners of the bracket off the four little green mounts.

    • These photos show a screwdriver being used to lift the bracket corners. Use a spudger or plastic opening tool to prevent damage to the motherboard.

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  • Detach the fan/heatsink from the board by gently pulling up on the plastic white connectors.Detach the fan/heatsink from the board by gently pulling up on the plastic white connectors.
    • Detach the fan/heatsink from the board by gently pulling up on the plastic white connectors.

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  • Once the heatsink/fan is off the board, use the plastic opening tool to pry the plastic fan off the metal heatsink at the fan's rectangular clips.It may take a bit of force to pry the fan off the heatsink.
    • Once the heatsink/fan is off the board, use the plastic opening tool to pry the plastic fan off the metal heatsink at the fan's rectangular clips.

    • It may take a bit of force to pry the fan off the heatsink.

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