Kinect teardown: two cameras, four microphones, 12 watts of power, no controller

iFixIt: "Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.

The Kinect is a horizontal bar of sensors connected to a small base with a motorized pivot, and is designed to be positioned lengthwise below the video display."


Repairability score: 6/10


*The design is very modular, and replacing individual components (like the motor) when they fail shouldn't be a problem.
*No soldering required to disassemble.


* Microsoft used four kinds of screws, including some hated security bits: T6, T10, T10 security, and Phillips #0.
* Without a service manual, repair will be quite a challenge. Microsoft has not made a service manual available. If we get enough demand, we'll do their work for them and publish one.

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