Skip to main content

Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly

What you need

  1. Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Show me the Screws!: step 1, image 1 of 2 Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Show me the Screws!: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • 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

  2. Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Removing the back panel screws: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 5 Torx Security Bit (TR9) screws

  3. Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Popping that back panel off: step 3, image 1 of 3 Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Popping that back panel off: step 3, image 2 of 3 Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Popping that back panel off: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Pry the panel next to the 3.5mm port

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

  4. Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Warning Carefully remove the ribbon: step 4, image 1 of 2 Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Warning Carefully remove the ribbon: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Be careful to not rip the ribbon cable

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

    • Ribbon Cable

  5. Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Screws on controller motherboard: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 2 Torx (T6) screws

  6. Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Desolder wires from motherboard: step 6, image 1 of 2 Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Desolder wires from motherboard: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Desolder the 4 wires on each side, these control the vibrations and the RT LT

  7. Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Remove the motherboard: step 7, image 1 of 2 Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Remove the motherboard: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Pull up from the "top" side of the controller on the sister board.

  8. Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Remove the Home Button Cover: step 8, image 1 of 3 Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Remove the Home Button Cover: step 8, image 2 of 3 Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Remove the Home Button Cover: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Be Careful to not lose the sync button

    • Pry the middle section up from the home button side.

    • This will also remove the LB and RB which is a single part

  9. Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Remove the controller daughterboard: step 9, image 1 of 2 Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Remove the controller daughterboard: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew the 6 Torx (T6) screws

  10. Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly: step 10, image 1 of 2 Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly, Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Disassembly: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Now you can remove the buttons themselves.

Conclusion

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

40 other people completed this guide.

EasyAsABC123

Member since: 01/22/10

2,407 Reputation

5 Guides authored

14 Comments

Is there any way I could just do step 8, removing the Home cover? I simply need to fix my USB port so i dont really wanna take it completely apart just for that.

jones_8515 - Reply

Desoldering the rumble motors isn't necessary, nor is removing the first motherboard. Once you get that back panel off, you're golden.

J'Anthony Joseph -

Ya hi i opened my controller and right away i don’t see ether bolt in both handles. 4 i believe to top two bottom.

Suggestions please.

Craig Amyotte - Reply

I found using a TQ5 for the 2 motherboard screws worked the best on my controller not a T6

Mat - Reply

Thanks for the info

EasyAsABC123 -

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 14

Past 7 Days: 112

Past 30 Days: 646

All Time: 93,741