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The Xbox One Wireless Controller model 1697 was released in 2015 and replaced the model 1537 controller and fixed some of the problems found on Model 1537 controllers. The Model 1697 controller includes an integrated 3.5mm headset jack, which allows compatibility with most 3rd party headsets without the need of an adapter. This controller has been discontinued and replaced by the Model 1708 controller.

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How to fix my dpad?

all dpad directions seemed to work fine, until the down button stopped working (left,right and up are fine)

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Mathew--There are small tabs on the dpad, it is possible the one on the bottom has broken off causing a miss alignment with the botton on the board. I would suggest using the repair guide to open it up and see if this is the case. If so you can purchase dpads rather cheaply. Hope this helps.

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The D-PAD buttons on the Xbox One controller are small metal domes. Sometimes, they worn out and need to be replace. The good news it that they are help in place by a sticker and are pretty cheap and easy to replace.

This video should also help you out to do the repair and to install the new buttons : https://youtu.be/qJf9KZ0H1UQ

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mathew y will be eternally grateful.
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