You can remove the side panels with a pry tool.
  • You can remove the side panels with a pry tool.

  • You don't need to remove the rubber. The rubber on this controller was already bad

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Remove the 5 Torx Security Bit (TR8) screws
  • Remove the 5 Torx Security Bit (TR8) screws

all the T8 screws on my controller have a clear filling in them, WTF?!?!?

Patrick Henry - Reply

all my T8 screws have a clear filling in them, WTF?!?!?!

Patrick Henry - Reply

I've never seen that, I can't advise much other than scrapping it out with an xacto knife

EasyAsABC123 - Reply

My screws have a tiny metal pin in the center. Looks like I need a TR8 bit, not a T8. This might be what you are mistaking for a clear filling.

Steve McGinn - Reply

Thanks it might be TR8 i’ll update the guide

EasyAsABC123 - Reply

  • Pry the panel next to the 3.5mm port

  • Be careful to not rip the ribbon shown in the next step

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  • Be careful to not rip the ribbon cable

  • You can pop the connector up to remove the ribbon easily

  • Ribbon Cable

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  • Remove the 2 Torx (T6) screws

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  • Desolder the 4 wires on each side, these control the vibrations and the RT LT

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  • Pull up from the "top" side of the controller on the sister board.

Hi,

I would like to know if I could get from you a Motherboard . In case you don' t have it, where could I find one?

Thank you

Alejandro Expósito - Reply

  • These can be difficult to desolder. It is best to use a 650 degree soldering iron, if you have this available. If you are having trouble desoldering it with the old solder, adding fresh solder makes removal of the old solder easier.

  • Desolder the 4 pins holding the pins in on the left analog stick.

  • Desolder the 4 pins holding the button in on the right analog stick.

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  • A 650 degree soldering iron is required. If you are having trouble desoldering these components, add new solder to make removal easier.

  • First, desolder the left analog stick.

  • Next, desolder the 6 pins for the right analog stick.

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  • A 650 watt soldering iron is required. If you are having trouble desoldering the old analog sticks, add fresh solder to make removal of the old analog sticks easier.

  • Desolder the left analog stick from the controller.

  • Desolder the right analog stick from the controller.

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  • If you are having trouble desoldering here are the two things you can do to solve.

  • You can use a screw driver to open the resistors and then remove them from the board allowing access to the ground pins

  • Now using snips you can cut the pins and then use a soldering iron to both sides and remove the cut pin gently with pliers

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Conclusion

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

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EasyAsABC123

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I’ve replaced a thumbstick sensor on one of these controllers recently, and it doesn’t register movement like the other, original one. It can be described as the entire intended range of movement being compressed down into a very narrow band over the travel of the stick. The deadzone is quite large now, relatively speaking. Can this kind of behavior be attributed to a bad soldering job (all directions are recognized during tests), or is it perhaps just a bad sensor?

Brandon - Reply

Use the Xbox test app on Windows 10 to test what percentages you are getting, if you aren't getting 100% on all it is normally because the sensor isn't flat against the board. In general this is because of a bad desolder job.

EasyAsABC123 -

i cant get the module out. I desoldered the pins but it seems like the module is glued onto the board? Tutorials doesnt show that part

Patrick “II JumPeR I” Korell - Reply

It is just soldered in, hold the soldering iron the the pins and pull gently. If you pull too hard you might damage a solder pad, although it is unlikely.

I have a desolder vacuum gun and I still have the issue you are describing I'll be fixing an elite controller tomorrow so I'll record that and take more pictures to update this.

EasyAsABC123 -

@easyasabc

Would be great if you could do that :)

Patrick “II JumPeR I” Korell - Reply

Hm after finally being able to replace the module im getting this now. The stick just drift to the right now :/ Do you know what could cause it? https://imgur.com/a/ghac5 im not moving the stick

Patrick “II JumPeR I” Korell - Reply

Yes this is likely from a bad replacement, always buy multiple since they all come from china

EasyAsABC123 -

So you mean the module was bad? Because i bought two and both of them produced this :/

Patrick “II JumPeR I” Korell - Reply

that’s what constant drift means if you unplug let go of both sticks and replug…that might fix it but i doubt it

EasyAsABC123 -

Do you know the part number for analog joysticks in the elite controller? There’s so many out variants out there and I don’t want to order crappy ones.

Nathan Araujo - Reply

See this is my problem I don’t wanna get the crappy ones too and I don’t know if they even make one for just the Elite controller do they ?

Anthony Pulido -

the standard and elite controller share the same potentiometers, so do the xbox 360 controllers if i’m recalling right.

They are all cheap, they don’t put high quality pots in these controllers…the cheapest are normally just not tested as well meaning they might not be perfect out of the box

EasyAsABC123 -

So is this the fix when you’re joystick gets loose and how do you find the right joystick for the elite controller aren’t they for the original Xbox one controller and isn’t there a difference?

Anthony Pulido - Reply

the standard and elite controller share the same potentiometers, so do the xbox 360 controllers if i’m recalling right.

EasyAsABC123 -

Do you have any video tutorials on the desoldering of an elite controller? Would love to see your method, its been tough for me.

Carlos Tolen - Reply

I have this video which is of a normal xbox controller, i have a desolder gun though so it probably won’t be super beneficial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyI_1AxP...

EasyAsABC123 -

Is there a site to buy the board pre built?

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