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  1. 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
    • 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. 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

    While a TR8 will work, they’re actually TR9 screws on mine (Model 1698, X912908-004).

    Daniel - Reply

  3. Pry the panel next to the 3.5mm port Be careful to not rip the ribbon shown in the next step Be careful to not rip the ribbon shown in the next step
    • 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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  5. Be careful to not rip the ribbon cable You can pop the connector up to remove the ribbon easily
    • Be careful to not rip the ribbon cable

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

    • Ribbon Cable

    My connector did not look like this and popping it up broke it

    Amarokstar - Reply

    please post a picture of the connector so we can update this, you also might have a newer revision of the motherboard

    EasyAsABC123 - Reply

    Is there any way to replace that connector bar or maybe an alternative to keeping the contacts down on the ribbon if it’s broken?

    Joe - Reply

    @joe you can try tape, or even hot glue (easy to remove with rubbing alcohol), that might hold it down. I wasn’t able to find the connector but i’m sure if you count the number of pins and measure it you’d be able to locate a replacement connector on something like mouser.

    EasyAsABC123 - Reply

  6. Remove the 2 Torx (T6) screws
    • Remove the 2 Torx (T6) screws

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

    If you are just replacing the main power board there is no need to desolder at this point. The main power board can be removed with the controller board still in place.

    Malc Foy - Reply

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

    Hi, I have 2 not working controllers (both 1698 and 1708). The 1708 broke the bumper switch, I manage to fix it but as always, postponed. So, can I either swap Xbox One Elite comtroller (1698) into Xbox One (1708) shell/housing or vice versa??

    Or can I mix both motherboard together so I can make one of them working?

    Fitifazrul Rahman - Reply

    It might work…it might damage one of the boards but probably wouldn’t

    EasyAsABC123 -

    I would like to buy a motherboard, can you please stock some up?

    davi_t - Reply

    I don’t work for ifixit, I don’t know if they see comments on a private made guide.

    EasyAsABC123 -

Conclusion

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

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50 minutes? half of that tops

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