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#1 MeNaCe911

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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:05 AM

ok ive searched on this topic many times and there seems to be many ways to take out the jewel from the case...now im new to this so i havent really done anything yet...i was just curious whats ur opinion on the easiest way to remove the jewel...please be as descriptive as possible and with some links to tutorials...

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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:08 AM

I just used a hair dryer from directly on the front of the jewel and then the inside of the case. It took abit but it worked fine for me..Then i just pried around the jewel, heat, prie, heat and so on. Just take your time. Although my cleaning of the jewel was not spectacular I got somewhat of a clear look.

Also I removed the metal from the inside of the case when I heated from the inside.

Edited by NRG, 14 May 2003 - 01:08 AM.


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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:09 AM

QUOTE (NRG @ May 13 2003, 07:08 PM)
I just used a hair dryer from directly on the front of the jewel and then the inside of the case. It took abit but it worked fine for me..Then i just pried around the jewel, heat, prie, heat and so on. Just take your time. Although my cleaning of the jewel was not spectacular I got somewhat of a clear look.

ya this is the best way if your just painting it or somthing.

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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:14 AM

i visiously used a flathead screwdriver...dont do that, unless u got a really small thin screwdriver. ull scratch the shit out of the case and jewel, and if not scratch, then ull at least damage the case in some way.

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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:17 AM

i tried the hair dryer method not too long ago but it was no dice...how long do u leave it?

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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:17 AM

use a flexible knife.. to pry it off with so you don't damage the caes.

Edited by staticFLINT, 14 May 2003 - 01:18 AM.


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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:18 AM

QUOTE (MeNaCe911 @ May 13 2003, 07:17 PM)
i tried the hair dryer method not too long ago but it was no dice...how long do u leave it?

I left 2 hair dyers on both sides for 10 mins.. it was damn hot!

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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:46 AM

yeah the hair dryer method works best. no doubt!! just be sure to put something between whatever you use to pry of the jewel and the xbox. otherwise youll gouge up your lid. if you have to use too much force to pry it off, STOP!!! heat it up some more and then try again. i have small hairline cracks in my jewel from trying to pry it off when it wasnt heated enough.

oh yeah, although i didnt experience this, ive heard of some people using the hairdryer too long and messing up their jewels. they said it discolored the jewel. also ive heard of some sisters and mothers beating modders asses for using their hair dryers. so wwwwwatch out!!


good luck beerchug.gif

Edited by bassic88, 14 May 2003 - 01:49 AM.


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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:49 AM

wha should i use in between...?

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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:51 AM

just put something semi-pliant or soft like a paper towel, folded up about five times.

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Posted 14 May 2003 - 01:57 AM

wouldnt that make the process harder?

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Posted 14 May 2003 - 02:03 AM

btw do i heat the back or the front?

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Posted 14 May 2003 - 03:16 AM

i just used 2 butter knives, worked great, no chips/scratches/or dents in the jewel or the xbox case. Just place them in around the jewel make sure to push them down to get under jewel, pull up slightly and slide the knives around using the non blade side in the direction you are sliding.

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Posted 14 May 2003 - 08:16 AM

thanxs everyone i got it out...had to heat for like 30 minutes lol

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Posted 15 May 2003 - 06:03 AM

right on beerchug.gif




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