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The Xbox One Model 1698 Wireless Controller was released by Microsoft in 2015 alongside the Model 1697 controller. This controller is similar to the Model 1697 with internal modifications. It has more features than a basic controller, such as, removable thumbsticks and metal D-Pad buttons. The controller is primarily designed for console use, but is PC compatible.

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Elite controller power board (daughterboard)

Does anyone know if the elite controllers Daughterboard (power board) is the same as a normal controllers..? I think I need to swap mine out often some charging/syncing issues and just wondered if it’s a straight swap..


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They aren’t compatible. The Elite board is derived from the Model 1697 board since it’s a upgraded 1697, but they changed the board in a minor but critical way.

The back of the Elite board has a connector for the paddles on the back, and this connector isn’t present on the 1697 board.

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