Introduction

This guide will teach you how to replace the D-pad.

Remove the battery pack cover.
  • Remove the battery pack cover.

  • Remove batteries.

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

jhighsmith -

where do you get this dumb ass screw driver

Jake Zweier - Reply

iFixit Store #IF145-027-3

VauWeh - Reply

You can bypass it with a 1.5mm flathead.

Marianne Sandling - Reply

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Remove the backplate.
  • Remove the backplate.

Remove the faceplate.
  • Remove the faceplate.

Pry off the metal frame around the D-Pad. Pry off the metal frame around the D-Pad.
  • Pry off the metal frame around the D-Pad.

Lift the D-Pad out of its housing.
  • Lift the D-Pad out of its housing.

Conclusion

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

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Can you show me how to replace xbox one controller 3.5mm stereo jack dpad

Arief Hidayat - Reply

it's exactly the same like shown above :)

David Schmidt - Reply

How do u fix one of the silver things behind the d-pad?

Bob - Reply

How do fix the silver things behind each d-pad

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