How to Take Apart an XBox 360 Wireless Mic

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How to Take Apart an XBox 360 Wireless Mic
The terms "headset" and "mic" are used interchangeably in the gaming community. (headset image by Dron from

The Xbox 360 Wireless Mic is a console accessory which allows users to chat directly with other players online; fans of sports games, role-playing games and shooter games know the difference it can make in strategising with teammates. Since replacements can be pricey, many gamers hope to find solutions to issues themselves by exploring the internals of the mic. Knowing the proper way to get inside can extend the life of your device and prevent premature replacement.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Xbox 360 wireless headset
  • Small triwing screwdriver
  • Small Phillips head screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Remove the ear loops from the headset. You can simply pull the ear loops out on one side, then the other.

  2. 2

    Pull the cover of the mic apparatus off (beneath the area that the ear loops attach to). You can use a screwdriver or fingernail to pry it off. The cover is on the same side as the power button.

  3. 3

    Unscrew the screw under the white cable on the opposing side of the mic. Carefully remove the board, mic, clear tape and power/sync button (the only button).

  4. 4

    Remove the two sections where the ear loops attached with a triwing screwdriver ideally, or a small Phillips' head screwdriver if none is available. Using an inappropriate screwdriver may strip the screw to some extent, making it more difficult to remove in the future.

  5. 5

    Pry the two modules of the headset apart. The speaker is attached with adhesive inside the bottom half, but you can slowly pull it off if necessary. Remove the battery carefully from the top half.

  6. 6

    Remove the two screws from the top corners of the front of the headset and take the board out from the inside.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not charge the battery outside of the headset and mic apparatus due to fire hazard.
  • Use extreme caution when touching any internal pieces, since they are fragile.

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