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Microsoft Xbox Series X Pulse Controller Thumbstick Cover Replacement

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  1. Microsoft Xbox Series X Pulse Controller Thumbstick Cover Replacement, Thumbstick Covers: step 1, image 1 of 3 Microsoft Xbox Series X Pulse Controller Thumbstick Cover Replacement, Thumbstick Covers: step 1, image 2 of 3 Microsoft Xbox Series X Pulse Controller Thumbstick Cover Replacement, Thumbstick Covers: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the battery pack cover.

    • If there are any batteries inside of it, remove them.

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    • Place an iFixit opening tool between the seam of both the front and side plates.

    • Move the tool repeatedly along the seam between the two plates until the side plate is wholly disconnected from the front plate.

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    • Remove or pick a hole on the warranty sticker label to reveal the center screw.

    • Remove all five screws from the backplate using a TR8 Torx screwdriver.

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    • Remove the front plate from the controller.

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    • Pop-out the old thumbsticks and connect the new thumbsticks to the joystick.

Conclusion

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

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4 Comments

Does this method fix joystick drift?

Aaron - Reply

@aaron73239 , to fix the joystick drift, you might want to try this guide.

Kris Rodriguez -

Where is the article addressing stick-drift/replacement, if this is not it?

Pictory - Reply

Perhaps it is this article? Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1708 Button Replacement
Would be appreciated if someone with relevant knowledge or experience would confirm this.

Pictory -

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