Introduction

This guide will teach you how to remove the buttons.

Image 1/1: Remove batteries.
  • Remove the battery pack cover.

  • Remove batteries.

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Image 1/2: Grip the controller firmly to remove the side handles, wedging a spudger into the seam between the front and handle plates. Image 2/2: Pry the side plate away from the front plate by moving the spudger back and forth.  You will need to do this all the way around the side plate's seam.
  • We recommend using a nylon spudger for this step. A metal spudger is shown.

  • Grip the controller firmly to remove the side handles, wedging a spudger into the seam between the front and handle plates.

  • Pry the side plate away from the front plate by moving the spudger back and forth. You will need to do this all the way around the side plate's seam.

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Image 1/2: Use a screwdriver and punch a hole directly in the center of the label. Image 2/2: You may also lift the label if you do not want to puncture it.
  • There is a hidden screw located in the middle of the controller behind the label.

  • Use a screwdriver and punch a hole directly in the center of the label.

    • You may also lift the label if you do not want to puncture it.

  • Remove the five 10mm screws located on the back of the controller using the T8 Security Torx Screwdriver.

i damaged my screws. how do i get the screws out?

tenzin - Reply

wait. i just watched a video guide on ifixit's youtube channel about damaged screws. i'll try those methods.

tenzin - Reply

It's a t8 or t9 security bit btw, I got the top two out with a regular T8, but the bottom two and middle needed a T9 Security bit.

David Loper - Reply

All five faceplate/backplate screws in the controller I disassembled were T8 security fasteners.

John Dziedzic - Reply

Am I doing something wrong because I got the tool it said I needed and got the middle screw out but the others have a bump or something in the center of the screw and it won't fit.

kolton77 - Reply

The T8 is only good for the middle screw on my One S controller. The others require something bigger

Matej Skelo - Reply

These requires SECURITY Torx bits (they have a cannulated hole in the driver). I don't believe the iFixIt branded driver is cannulated but you can buy a set of bits from DeWalt DWAX200 which is overkill but has what you need.

jhighsmith - Reply

The driver that iFixIt sells is cannulated.

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  • Remove the backplate.

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  • Remove the faceplate.

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Image 1/2: De-solder the soldered joints while holding the red and black wires down on the top motherboard. Image 2/2: De-solder the black and gray wires that are attached to the top motherboard.
  • You may let the rumble motors hang freely out of their sockets.

  • De-solder the soldered joints while holding the red and black wires down on the top motherboard.

  • De-solder the black and gray wires that are attached to the top motherboard.

  • Remove the rumble motors and set them aside.

  • Be careful while using the soldering iron not to damage other components or hurt yourself.

  • For information on how to solder, click here.

Steps 6-8 aren't completely necessary, and are very risky if you aren't good at soldering. It would seem the only reason to remove the motherboard and mess with all this soldering is just so you can reach both screws on the trigger in step 10. However, you can reach them already with a small-bodied screwdriver. Although you might have to rest the screwdriver on the black square processor to reach the bottom screw, it shouldn't damage the processor or motherboard to jimmy that screw out.

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  • Unscrew the two 7mm T6 Hex screws located near the rumble motor sockets.

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Image 1/1: Lift upwards while slightly wiggling the motherboard forward and backward.
  • Firmly grip sides of motherboard near the middle.

  • Lift upwards while slightly wiggling the motherboard forward and backward.

  • Lifting the motherboard will require some force.

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  • Remove the six 7mm Hex screws located on the bottom motherboard.

Where can I find the connectors at for the motherboard??

lillarrypimp1993 - Reply

Image 1/2: A standard nylon spudger is recommended for this step. Using a metal spudger near the motherboard as shown risks damaging your device. Image 2/2: A standard nylon spudger is recommended for this step. Using a metal spudger near the motherboard as shown risks damaging your device.
  • Remove the bumpers by prying them off of the pegs that secure them, using a spudger. They are located on the front and back of the controller.

  • A standard nylon spudger is recommended for this step. Using a metal spudger near the motherboard as shown risks damaging your device.

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Image 1/2: Pry it off of the other side, using a spudger on the pins. Image 2/2: A standard nylon spudger is recommended for this step. Using a metal spudger near the motherboard as shown risks damaging your device.
  • Lift the piece surrounding the Home button off of its pegs.

  • Pry it off of the other side, using a spudger on the pins.

  • A standard nylon spudger is recommended for this step. Using a metal spudger near the motherboard as shown risks damaging your device.

  • Removing this piece may require a lot of force.

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  • Remove the bottom motherboard.

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  • Remove the rubber backing to the buttons.

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  • With the buttons facing down, push them up out of their housings, and remove.

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Conclusion

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

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do you have a URL for the repair parts (rubber pads) ect. for the wireless controllers

kendixon69 - Reply

For all of my Xbox One controllers, I needed the tamper-resistant Torx bits. They're the ones with the hole in the center, like these: http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Grade-13pc-Tam.... Any tamper-resistant or Torx security bit set should do as long as it has the sizes listed in the Tools section of this FixIt article.

Frank Wilson - Reply

Just an FYI you can use a flat screwdriver against the post and side and it will either work or break the post which is what happened to me and allowed me to use a normal torx screwdriver.

sid f -

Looking to replace the switch on the right bumper, can't find any parts or numbers. Looking for help please.

sid f - Reply

Has anyone else had trouble with keeping the sync button in place while trying to do step 11 in reverse? I think I'll never be able to use the sync button, but I've got the A button functioning again!

Derrek James - Reply

So I have these tiny white square pieces that fell out while I was trying to remove the bottom mother board to clean out the buttons and I don't know where they go... help?

JRellevant - Reply

I gotcha brotha,

The little white rubber pieces sit in the small square slot behind the "tact switch"

*borrowed picture, not mine.*

http://m.imgur.com/gallery/ZAHh4

Hope that helps

SUBRWHO -

I just tore my controller down and can't get the buttons out. It's like they are superglued. Which is why I took it apart in the first place. Any ideas?

Jd - Reply

WOW.. Thanks for this. Just took mine apart to clean out a coffee spill. I can say that this was a little on the difficult side as I didn't unsolder everything, so it can be done without the soldering - unless you are changing a board.

Now to test it to make sure it works!!

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