Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack Tear Down





Introduction: Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack Tear Down

Do you own a Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack that was went dead? And you want to replace the rechargable batteries or try to shock them back to life ?
-- OR --
Do you just wanna see what's inside one?

Well I'm gunna show you how to tear one of these battery packs apart.

PS: This is my first Instructable so bare with me!

Step 1: Step 1. Tools and Materials Required!

Here is the very small list of tools required!
1. Utility Knife
2. Small straight screw driver
1. Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack

Step 2: Step 2. Cutting It Open.

Now I know this seems like a brutal way to get one of these open.
But I tried heating it with a blow drier for about 10 min and a Heat gun at work (SMT rework tool). And I either ended up melting the case or getting no where. Since Microsoft decided to glue / cement the battery pack case shut.

Anyways there is a seem on the center of the sides you just cut down the sides

Step 3: Final Step. Here Are the Insides.

Well After cutting all the way around the seem this is what you get!



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    It's funny I decided to take one of these apart earlier. I was using an Exacto knife, and a small flat head screw driver. After cutting the glue lines I began gently prying. It wasn't popping open, and not wanting to break it I decided to drop it a few times, and it really helped break it loose. My whole point being that there is some truth to Addmix's statements.

    It is much easier to throw at a wall to open simple

    Now I feed bad that I threw away the bad battery that came with mine. It was supposed to stack with the one from my play and charge kit.

    Next time one dies...I will know what to do!

    You can actually reuse these batteries... My Battery Pack stopped recharging so i tore it down and relized these are just regular rechargeable AA batteries... and i have an old charger for rechargeable AA or AAA batteries so i popped them inside it and plugged it in and sure enough it charges them and they still hold a charge for quite a long time

    so I can just order batteries with the 1.2VDC 2100mah specs and replace the ones in the pack now? Any tips on soldering the batteries so I don't ruin them (rookie solderer here).

    Well, actually you can use any rechargeable AA's! the Mah number just stands for how long it will last on one charge, the larger the number, the better, of course, it would take longer to charge, but who doesnt want a longer battery life?! also, when soldering a battery, i usually take some sand paper, and get a good rough surface on them, for the solder to stick to! dont worry too much, it wont ruin them! it would burn your hands before it got too hot for itself!

    Uhhh, nah. Check if the batteries you want to put in the pack are NiMH or NiCd. If you put the wrong type in they will melt. Make sure the type matches the original. The ones in these pictures are NiMH.

    how are the batteries attached? is that what the little green thing is part of?

    I went to a local battery shop they swapped cells to NIMH 1800 Mah, yes its less but it should get more life cycles. Cost less then 6$