I have been modding my Xbox so it looks and performs wonderfully, and so far I have Removed the Jewel and installed XBMC.
I have yet to Buy a Dremel and cut the Plastics, so it's not completely decked out.
Step 1: Prep
First you need to Prep:
- Xbox Case
- Butter Knife or something else strong that can be cleaned
- Hair Dryer or Heat Gun (BE CAREFUL!!! The Plastic might Warp)
- Wet/Dry 400 Grit Sandpaper (use water while using the sandpaper!)
Step 2: Removing the Jewel
Start by heating the bottom of the Jewel and after about 10 min. with a hair dryer, put the Butter Knife under the Jewel but be careful not to force it off of the case. Continue to apply heat while slowly rotating the knife until it is loose, then you can gently pry it off, there is a strong glue on the Jewel so you need to clean it off with hot water while scraping it off with your fingers or the sand paper.
Step 3: Cleaning the Jewel
Once the Jewel is off you can put it under warm water and start rubbing the bottom with the sand paper, it will take awhile but it is worth the effort. There is the glue layer, the white layer, and then the green paint. it should be clean after about 30 minutes to 1 hour of scrubbing.
Step 4: TaDa!!! You are done!!!
Hooray! It took a little while but you can now say you have the POWWA!!!