The Xbox One S is an amazing game console as every Xbox has been. However, with this version of the Xbox in particular, there’s been a problem with noisy fans. The quality of the original fans vary quite a lot and therefore, there can be really silent but also really noisy game consoles out there. Especially when you’re using your Xbox as a media center (which works perfectly), you don’t want to hear noisy fans. Luckily, it’s realively easy to replace the existing fan with an even better replacement fan by BeQuiet. Let’s see how it works.

Parts & Tools

In order to replace the original Xbox One S fan, you need the following tools and parts:

Why did I decide to use the BeQuiet Silent Wings 3 BL070 120mm High-Speed fan? Well, there are a few reasons why to use it:

  • First of all, BeQuiet deliveres – together with brands like Noctua – outstanding quality products and it’s worth to support them and buy a long-lasting product.
  • The replacement fan of the Xbox One S should have similar measures with the original fan. The BeQuiet fan meets those best: The right height ensures the hot air being pushed outside and not being kept inside. The width and length as well as the round shape meet the criteria in order to close the console again.
  • The fan is not only powerful enough (air throughput and RPM) but also much more silent than the original one – you could say „ultra silent“.

The only downside is that you’ll loose your warranty when opening your console. But hey, isn’t it fun to work on your own Xbox One S by yourself and improve it with better components than the original version?


In order to open the Xbox One S, simply follow the turorial from iFixit. The tutorial works for both the regular Xbox One S with a blu-ray drive and the Xbox One S All Digital.

Here are a few tipps and tricks for this special scenario:

  • You don’t have to remove the power supply neither you have to remove the entire electronics. In order to remove the existing, original fan, simply remove the four clips which hold the fan in place.
  • Mount the fan with the main logo on top so the hot air can leave the console.
  • There is no need to use cable ties in order to fix the fan.
  • Before you close the console completely, check if the fan is mountet probably. Therefore, start the Xbox One S and check if the fan is spinning without any problem. You may have to make a small dent into the aluminium grille so the spinning parts of the fan won’t touch it.

Then you’re ready to go. It’s a relatively hassle-free process with an amazing result: Finally, your Xbox One S is ultra silent!

Show CommentsClose Comments


  • Fab
    Posted 30. Dezember 2019 at 13:30 0Likes


  • Allan
    Posted 6. April 2020 at 14:14 0Likes

    Did you notice that, the XBOX is not powering off completely after changing the FAN? Change one with a similar Fan, with red ligths included. If you power the system off, the fan will keep spinning and the light is still on. Don´t know why this is.
    I changed some power settings and the fan will stop spinning after some time.. sometimes its around 5 Minutes..

    • Lennart W.
      Posted 9. April 2020 at 15:16 0Likes

      Thank you for your comment, Allan! As far as I have read, the poles might be not correctly connected. You may want to do some research in the internet regarding that kind of issue. With my Xbox One S, there is no such problem. The fan will completely turn off when I turn off the console (in all power off modes available in the settings).

    • David
      Posted 3. Januar 2021 at 21:30 0Likes

      Had the same issue. I flipped the fan so the motor/wiring/fan supports faced outward as that reflects the exhaust (different than the pictures suggesting to blow air into the xbox) and my fan shut off when I shut off the console. Perhaps the xbox wasn’t getting cool enough to shut off the fan with the air being blown into it instead of exhausting it?

  • Tommy
    Posted 29. April 2020 at 01:16 0Likes


    thanks for that great tutorial. I have heard about overheating issues when changing to this kind of aftermarket fan. What is your experience in terms of that?


    • Lennart W.
      Posted 3. Mai 2020 at 19:00 0Likes

      Hi Tommy, thanks for your comment. I haven’t had and overheating issues so far although I’ve also read about them before I made my modification. However, I think you don’t have to worry about it when using the High-Speed fan edition.

  • Thomas W.
    Posted 2. Mai 2020 at 21:44 0Likes


    If you don’t need to use cable ties how will the new fan connect to the heatsink?


    • Lennart W.
      Posted 3. Mai 2020 at 19:02 0Likes

      Hi Thomas, thanks for your question! The fan is being hold between the heatsink and the metal case and it stays there without cable ties. So there is no need for cable ties. However, you always have the option to additionally use them.

  • philippe f.
    Posted 15. Mai 2020 at 19:53 0Likes

    Hello the problem in the modification is that the console heats up more
    (sorry if my english and bad)

    • Lennart W.
      Posted 16. Mai 2020 at 17:19 0Likes

      Hi Philippe, thanks for your input on this topic. Yes, it may be that the console heats up a bit more than with the regular fan. But as of my experience (especially when using the High-Speed version of the fan), there shouldn’t be a problem. Did you run into a problem?

  • Carlos
    Posted 29. Mai 2020 at 10:14 0Likes

    Hi, I´m very interested on apply this mod to my xbox one S but I´m from Colombia and it is complicate obtain all the parts. Can you help me to purchase the parts? Also I have a question about how you stay quiet the new fan if this havent the little locks? Can you make a video to watch all step by step? Thank you for absolutely anything.

    • Lennart W.
      Posted 30. Mai 2020 at 17:35 0Likes

      Hi Carlos, thank you for your comment. The fan is absolutely quiet and I can barely hear it at all when my ear is right next to the Xbox One S. You don’t have to fix the fan as the case of the Xbox is tight enough to hold it in place. Unfortunately, I can’t help you with buying parts for you. Maybe there is a chance you can have a look at web shops in Colombia that sell this fan and such an adapter?

  • Michael
    Posted 13. August 2020 at 20:53 0Likes

    Great tutorial. Can I ask about the fan adaptor? The link to the product you provided appears to have been replaced with a 6 pin product.

    Can you provide a bit more detail about the adapter needed for this project please? 🙂

  • 吴傲捷
    Posted 15. August 2020 at 09:13 0Likes

    Thanks for the great tutorial, I’ve noticed that in some other tutorial, they put the main logo of the fan downside, and in your tutorial, the main logo of the fan is on the top, so now I want to know that how does the fan spin exactly? (I mean the direction of the airflow)(sorry for my poor English)

    • Lennart W.
      Posted 31. August 2020 at 09:12 0Likes

      Hi 吴傲捷 and thanks for your question. The airflow is at the same direction as the original Xbox version, so it’s blowing the air outside. But I agree that there are also other philosophies out there that might work as well.

      • M. van D.
        Posted 14. Oktober 2020 at 14:48 0Likes

        Hi, I have question regarding the orientation of the fan as well, in addition to the comment above.

        If you look at the pictures, it is clear that the orientation of the blades on the new fan are reversed as compared to the original fan. On the original fan, the ’sharper‘ point on the blades is facing clockwise and are closest to the heatsink. On the replacement fan, when positioned with the bequiet-logo on top, the ’sharp‘ point of the blades is pointing counterclockwise and are furthest away from the heatsink.

        Could you comment on whether this is indeed the correct orientation for the replacement fan, i.e. different than the original fan?

        Thank you in advance! This tutorial was a godsend as the original fan is annoyingly audible troughout the living room, so thank you for that!

        • Lennart W.
          Posted 11. November 2020 at 12:00 0Likes

          Hi and thanks so much for your comment. I’m sorry for replying delayed. Although this is not an official tutorial, I can recommend to mount the new BeQuiet fan as shown on my photos. This will cool the Xbox One S reliably.

          I’m very happy to hear that this tutorial helped you to get your Xbox One S fixed so it’s not that loud anymore. Enjoy your super silent living room game console!

  • Erik
    Posted 22. September 2020 at 23:56 0Likes

    Hello! Thanks it seems to work, and so quiet but i can feel that the fan is on when i out my hand close to the outblow on Xbox 😊👍🏻 I needed to bend the metal case

Leave a comment

Diese Website verwendet Akismet, um Spam zu reduzieren. Erfahre mehr darüber, wie deine Kommentardaten verarbeitet werden.