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Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement

What you need

  1. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Depress the battery release button on the top of the controller.

    • Remove the battery holder from the controller.

    • The standard option for Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers Battery Packs is AA batteries. A rechargeable battery is also available, but both battery options are removed from the controller in the same way.

  2. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement, Rear Case: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use a pair of tweezers to peel the barcode sticker from the battery compartment.

  3. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the seven 9.3 mm T8 Security Torx screws securing the rear case to the front case.

    Any recommendation on which set of Security Torx tools to use? I've already purchased 2 kits, one of those being sold as "Xbox controller tools" but the diameter of the head does not fit the hole on the controller and that's critical for the 2 screws on the bottom. The tools must obviously be thinner in diameter and long enough to get there.

    Arnie - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    How to open an XBOX 360 controller without a special screwdriver. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-o... Works perfectly.

    Louis - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    A lot of thanks for your comment. It's very usefull

    Echedey -

    I picked up a handy torx key set from Auto Zone. Was about $10, no lose driver bits. has both sizes you need to repair the controller and the console. Here's the link:

    http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accesso...

    FierDancr - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    It doesn't really matter which set of bits you by or what brand makes them, Torx bits (and the security versions of them) are generic & come in standardized sizes. You do not need a special "xbox" tool kit, you just need a size 8 torx security bit, no matter what brand makes the bit/kit. Those types of "specialty kits" are usually just collections of generic bits that you can buy at a hardware store in a regular bit set. The difference is that a general bit set will have bits for screws that a specific item doesn't have in it, whereas a specialty kit will only include bits for the types & sizes of fasteners used in the specified item.

    BTW, with the smaller sizes of torx security bits you can try breaking off the little post in the middle with needlenose pliers or something else that can fit in the there. Even if the post doesn't break off cleanly, it's usually short enough to fit a regular (non security) torx bit in the slot.

    Nerfbomb - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    • Insert a Spudger between the front and rear cases along the left edge of the controller.

    • Rotate the spudger toward the front of the controller, prying the two cases apart.

  4. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a spudger between the front and rear cases, near the headphone jack.

    • Rotate the spudger toward the front of the controller to pry the two cases apart.

  5. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Grasp the controller by the battery compartment and the headphone jack.

    • Lift the battery compartment away from the headphone jack, separating the rear case from the front case and logic board.

    • The battery contact springs are held in place by slots in the battery housing in the rear case. Be sure to realign them properly during reassembly.

    The RB / LB bar will fall away easily as you handle the upper case and logic board; just be prepared for it.

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  6. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement, Vibration Motors: step 7, image 1 of 2 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement, Vibration Motors: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to remove the vibration motor cable, moving it upward from its socket on the logic board.

    • Lift the vibration motor out of the front case.

  7. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the vibration motor from the other side of the controller using the same method previously described.

    • The left motor has significantly more counterweight than the right motor.

    The opposite was true for the controller I just opened. It was the left motor counterweight (as you hold the controller normally) which had more weight. Perhaps it doesn't matter which goes where?

    Bob S - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    For anyone reading this in the future, it does matter. The way you had them originally is the correct way.

    Yado Nada -

  8. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement, Logic Board: step 9, image 1 of 2 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement, Logic Board: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Lifting from the headphone jack and power plug, remove the logic board from the front case.

    What if you're having difficulty taking the logic board out?

    Xander Uchida - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    In my experience with my controller, the logic board lifts out very easily, there are no tabs or fasteners holding it in.

    So, if you're having difficulty taking the logic board out, call a friend with average hand dexterity & motor skills to do it for you.

    Nerfbomb - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    If the controller is a bit old, the center plastic screw holder might have swollen and will need a little stenght to release the logic board.

    RoFixedIt - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  9. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement, Analog Stick Covers: step 10, image 1 of 2 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement, Analog Stick Covers: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Grasp the right analog stick and pull the cover off its mount peg.

  10. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Analog Stick Covers Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the left analog stick cover using the same procedure previously described.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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unnecessary steps.

3 steps:

remove all 7 screws.

flip upside down remove top plate

pull stick caps off

reinstall in reverse.

you may have to slide the vibration motors into the slots on the top half when putting back together.

zachharrizusnavy - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Hola buenas tardes feliz domingo. Es tan amable de contactarme co algún proveedor de respuestos para mando de la xbox 360. Como circuitos integrados gatillos chips de vinculación entre otros. Selo agradecería

Jose - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

For the wired controller, the steps are the same, and you still have to lift a sticker on the back to get to that 7th screw. But the screws are Philips, not Torx.

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