Cigarette smoke smell from Xbox

I bought an Xbox 1 for my son from Ebay. He loves it but I'm not so keen on the cigarette smell it emits as obviously the previous owner was a heavy smoker! I've wiped the exterior of it down with bleach spray, alcohol and now have an air freshner attached to it! But still it smells bad and think I might have to take it apart which I'm slightly worried about.

Anyone have tips for getting the smell out?

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:- DCan you put the air fresh in front of the air intake, without obstructing it, so it draws the smell through the machine and hopefully plates the smelly over the tobacco lining. Otherwise its mr screwdriver, que tips and crossed fingers

Taking apart is easy, one screw under each rubber foot, under 2 of the 3 stickers (run your thumb nailover the stickers and you will find a dimple where a screw is), from memory its a torx 10 or 15 driver you need.


For getting smell out, try a hair dryer on cool setting blowing through the vents so it "airs" it.

I'm not too sure what taking apart will do to get rid of smell, although you will probably find a large amount of dust/fluff inside which will probably trap the smell, and it certainly wont hurt to get rid off it all.

massmail666;7616944

maybe he accidentally left a box of ciggy's while performing a x-clamp … maybe he accidentally left a box of ciggy's while performing a x-clamp mod? ******jokes*******


x clamp mod? Its the original xbox not the 360:thumbsup:

Stick It Outside In A Sheltered Area For A Few Hours!

Original Poster

Thanks for all the feedback!
dcx_badass - I just watched a video on youtube of a guy washing his with a hose and putting it all back together so I see what you mean, no material in it. Will move air freshener to the back.

lol @massmail666, stranger things have happened!

DEALWARRIOR It does smell worse when the unit is powered up.

harlzter thanks for the instructions, I plan to have a go later once my son finishes playing with it. Think you could be right about dust build up.

harlzter, yep original xbox, not sure wot you mean by xbox clamp mod?

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BabySmurfette;7616989

Stick It Outside In A Sheltered Area For A Few Hours!



Thought about that too and perhaps using steam in some way but worried about damp etc. I read somewhere about baking soda, just place a bowl beside it and it will draw out the smell? Seems odd.

Original Poster

Thanks dcx_badass

dazza71;7617036

Thought about that too and perhaps using steam in some way but worried … Thought about that too and perhaps using steam in some way but worried about damp etc. I read somewhere about baking soda, just place a bowl beside it and it will draw out the smell? Seems odd.


Agree 100% with this....i do it with hadbags

Original Poster

I should just add that strangely the worst place for smell is the front left, at the CD tray.

I only ever buy from Non smoking homes :thinking:, well if I bought i would only buy from non smoking homes ;-)

when i sell a always illiterate that the item is from a non smoking home

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massmail666;7616944

maybe he accidentally left a box of ciggy's while performing a x-clamp … maybe he accidentally left a box of ciggy's while performing a x-clamp mod? ******jokes*******



my mate use to hide his cigarettes in the back of his ps2 so his mum didnt find them :-D

rm13_hammer;7617287

my mate use to hide his cigarettes in the back of his ps2 so his mum … my mate use to hide his cigarettes in the back of his ps2 so his mum didnt find them :-D



Those expansion bays made great stash spots, I used to keep my "herbal smokes" in mine:whistling:

Original Poster

Problem is I didn't know that it came from a smoking home, thats not the kinda thing ppl publicise!

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dazza71;7617245

I should just add that strangely the worst place for smell is the front … I should just add that strangely the worst place for smell is the front left, at the CD tray.



dirty ciggie hands been all over it for years.........sell it and buy another

disgusting i couldnt handle it myself and youll never get rid of it completely

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dcx_badass;7617084

NP, I have one in pieces atm so can provide pictures if you need … NP, I have one in pieces atm so can provide pictures if you need them.Cya, back tomorrow.



If you have any pics mate of your xbox in pieces would like to see them!

Original Poster

Np thanks
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