Keep gentle pressure to pull it up and away as you go
The top plate offers a bit more of a challenge 3 of the six tabsare not in plain sight, begin with the front two, they can beaccessed from the two corresponding holes where the drive trayconnects. The opening tool has a cut out so it fits just right toreach the two clips.
The next two are visible through the vent holes and easilyaccessible.
The final tab can be released by removing one of the Xbox feetat the rear to reveal a hole
With the top and bottom vent covers removed we now lay thexbox down upside down. This makes the process much easieras the chassis is screwed to the top. With the bottom shell, (theone with the feet) pointing toward the sky we see theseinnocent looking 7 little holes.
This is where the opening tool really comes into play. Whenreleasing the clips I find it helpful to spread the case with mythumb and forefinger, then position the tool so the tool lines upwith the two holes by the power cord.Press in on the tool, you should hear crisp clicks as the clipsrelease and the case should pop open a bit.
Continue to spread the case apart and push in on the vent area,there are a couple more spots where the case connects butthese are not clips and do not require the tool. When you pressin nothing too impressive will happen but you may notice thatthe case spreads slightly further apart.Then flip the tool around and line up the 5 tabs with thecorresponding holes. Continue spreading the case apart fromthe right side and press the tool in.You should hear a series of more click clicks and the case isfree. Spread the back apart a couple inches it should be able torest open while you spin it arround to work on the front