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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 Series 2 (Not 1)  Battery Replacement

Microsoft’s latest ‘Elite’ Controller 2 (04/11/2019 UK release) has a built-in battery, is there a reliable teardown, where I can safely access the controller internals to replace the battery for future reference?

(I would’ve selected the correct device, however Elite 1 was the only option)

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Hello there, yes you can replace the battery.

There is a good teardown video here which I used to repair mine:

There is a battery compartment which is easily accessible once the controller is open. The compartment is just closed by T6 screws and the battery inside is replaceable.

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That’s perfect,

Thanks man!


Where would I buy a replacement battery? I’ve had bad experiences with “built-in” batteries on Xbox controllers and I much prefer using AA batteries.


That youtube video doesn't show anything about the battery


@Cincidubs its best to get the xbox rechargeable slim charge kit


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so basically you take of the two rear hand grips, and unscrew the four screws which are torx T9 screwdriver bits, then you pull of the front casing then take the internals out of the rear casing, disconnect the battery from the port on the mother board, then you plug in your new battery put your internals back in the rear cover, put the front cover on screw it back together and put the hand grips back on and hey presto new battery this wont take any longer then 10 minutes to do and you’re welcome

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where can you get a replacement battery ?


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