The folks over at iFixit have torn down an Xbox One, and found that the console was fairly easy to disassemble and repair.
Microsoft Xbox One Repairability Score: 8 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair):
- Only a few tools are required to take the whole console apart. The opening procedure is similar to, but much easier than, any Xbox 360.
- Once inside, a clean, no-nonsense modular design allows the drives, fan, heat sink, wireless board, and front daughterboard to be easily replaced.
- Clips instead of screws make opening the case more difficult than necessary, but the absence of adhesive and proprietary screws helps soften the transgression.
- The hard drive is relatively difficult to access; you’ll have to void the warranty if you’d like to upgrade/replace it.
You can check out the whole process over at iFixit right here.