Well it seems that I did it! Pictures with a breif summary of disassembly below:
Just like many of microsofts xbox equipment the parts are held together by a group of clips. These clips are plastic and are meant for 1 thing - to hold things together - NOT to be taken apart then put back together numerous times. Do not blame me for your own mistakes because I broke mine and I was very careful.TAKING IT APARTEarpiece Removed
Remove the earpiece by pulling it off. There are 2 braces on each side to guide and secure your earpiece in place. These are held in by 1 triwing screw each. Remove them.
As you can see in this picture there are 2 clips in the front that make it secure. My method of opening was pulling quite hard with my finger nail and then inserting a small flathead. With my method I was suprised of how easily it popped open.
In this picture you can see the rear tabs that also need to be freed. You can also see the left tab is broken off because once the front tabs are off doesn't mean the back ones will. Too much force WILL break them.
Overview of the first thing you see once opened.
Battery, Speaker, Wire for mic, wire for LEDs.
Battery removed we see the pcb with the transmitter that MS so politly wont release the protocol of.
Behind the pcb is a simple button setup
As you can see this is the side that the buttons touch.
The microphone area is quite easy to disassemble as its held together by small clips.
This image you can see these side clips are relativly strong and have held quite well to prying it open.
The other side doesnt hold to well and breaks in numerous spots.
You can pull back the rubber piece and pull out the pcb for the led's. Held on by a ribbon clip.
Both are removable. My xbox lights are green and will stay green. Ill leave the obvious 'change-to-blue-leds' to someone else. I did that to my old xbox...80% Disassembled
Hope you enjoyed it. Pardon for the camera blur in some pictures. There isn't much to look at so I didn't really feel the need to take everything apart and take pictures. I went as far as I wanted and felt confident in. Plus once you get past the clips you can look for yourself.
I just got this headset today and there is one tremendous problem I hate about it and that will follow in my project with this exact headset. I will post the project with pictures in the next few days to come.
MOD EDIT: Added to the Tutorials.This post has been edited by RDC: Feb 16 2007, 10:32 PM