Unveiling the Truth: Does Opening Your Xbox Series X Void the Warranty?

Hello, fellow gamers! Today, I’m here to answer a question that many Xbox Series X owners have (and discuss much within the community): Does opening your Xbox Series X void the warranty?

It’s a question that can cause a lot of confusion, especially when trying to maintain or clean your console. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

Let’s dive into it.

does opening xbox series x to clean void warranty

What is the Warranty on Xbox Series X?

The Xbox Series X comes with a Standard Limited Warranty that covers defects in workmanship and materials under normal use for one year from the date of purchase.

Microsoft provides this warranty and applies to the original purchaser of the console.

Does Opening your Xbox to Clean It Void the Warranty?

According to a Reddit discussion, in the US, those “warranty void if removed” stickers have changed since launch, and the Xbox Series S/X consoles no longer have them. You have the right to open the console up for repair without voiding your warranty.

However, it’s important to note that any damage caused by the user during this process may not be covered by the warranty.

Can You Clean a Series X Without Voiding the Warranty?

My absolute favorite compressed air duster that I use

Yes, you can clean your Xbox Series X without voiding the warranty. However, it’s recommended to stick to external cleaning only.

Use a microfiber cloth to gently clean the outside of the console and compressed air (like these top-rated cans I personally use from Amazon) to clean the vents.

Avoid opening the console for cleaning purposes as this could potentially cause damage that may not be covered by the warranty.

Does Opening an Xbox Series X Controller Void the Warranty?

The same rules apply to the Xbox Series X controller as the console itself. Opening the controller for repair purposes should not void the warranty.

However, any damage caused by the user during this process may not be covered.

Final Thoughts

While opening your Xbox Series X or its controller doesn’t automatically void the warranty, it’s important to proceed cautiously.

Any damage caused by the user during the process of opening the console or controller may not be covered by the warranty.

When in doubt, it’s always best to consult with Xbox support or a professional repair service.

Also, be sure to read this post I just published with tips on how to keep your Xbox Series X running smooth and cool so that it won’t overheat here on GizbuyerGuide.com.

Happy gaming!

John Hammer

Hi i'm John Hammer, Founder and Author of Gizbuyer Guide. Ever since the original Xbox, PlayStation, and iPhone I've purchased and worked on all kinds of consumer tech products, gaming gadgets and operating system softwares. To this day my curiosity has never left, and my aim is to guide and share my knowledge on technology as I continue to experience the latest of the consumer electronics industry.

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