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Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Logic Board Replacement

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

  3. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Logic Board 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.

  4. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Logic Board Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Logic Board Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

  7. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Logic Board Replacement, Vibration Motors: step 7, image 1 of 2 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Logic Board 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.

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    • 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.

  9. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Logic Board Replacement, Logic Board: step 9, image 1 of 2 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Logic Board 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.

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

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    • Remove the left analog stick cover using the same procedure previously described.

  12. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Logic Board Replacement, Triggers: step 12, image 1 of 3 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Logic Board Replacement, Triggers: step 12, image 2 of 3 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Logic Board Replacement, Triggers: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Using your thumb and forefinger, push the left trigger toward the right side of the controller. Simultaneously push the trigger control arm in the opposite direction.

    • The trigger has a peg that fits into a slot in the trigger arm. Be sure to push far enough so that the peg clears the slot.

    • Push the trigger arm downward.

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    • Insert the edge of a spudger in between the trigger and the trigger assembly near the left edge. Pry the housing away from the catch on the trigger.

    • Using the previously described technique, pry the housing on the right edge away from the trigger.

    • Rotate the trigger away from the logic board, past its housing.

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    • Using a spudger, pry the trigger spring off its peg on the trigger housing.

    • Pull the trigger spring out of the trigger.

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    • Slide the trigger toward the right side of the logic board, and rotate it clockwise.

    • Remove the right trigger from the logic board.

    • To remove the left trigger from the logic board, follow the procedure previously described for the right trigger.

Conclusion

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

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6 Comments

Does it matter which side the motors are returned to? I think I may have swapped positions with my two motors.

brian - Reply

Any guides for troubleshooting the test points on the board as to determine why the left trigger doesn't aim during gameplay? I've replaced the potentiometer with a brand new one but still nothing, everything else works perfectly …thoughts?

BURNHOT ROBINSON - Reply

bad connection down the Vdc supply, gnd, or sense pin paths? Or a blown channel on the ADC that reads the potentiometer and converts the value to digital. If the ADC is integrated inside the main chip, its toast. Its also possible another component along the signal path may be faulty. Like a capacitor gone short for some reason. Basically its break out the multimeter and start poking stuff time.

Tank R -

I don't need a removal guide I need a diagram that shows me how to put the trigger on a button on top so a child with deformed fingers can use it. The triggers apparently have hall type sensors.

jim27601 - Reply

I havent been inside my official remote yet, but if the unofficial ones Ive scrapped and/or repaired are any indication the triggers are potentiometers, not hall effect sensors. If you're fine with simple binary control (ie, on off, and not the analog sweep of values) then just wire the center pad and what ever side the wiper moves towards (whichever side drops in resistance when going to full deflection) to a button. If that doesnt work, try center and the other pin.

Tank R -

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