Introduction

This guide will teach you how to remove the front cover plate from your Xbox One wireless controller. Initially, no screws will be visible. Follow the steps to locate each factory screw.

  1. Slide the battery cover toward the top of the controller to remove it.
    • Slide the battery cover toward the top of the controller to remove it.

    • Lift up the batteries or the battery pack from the battery compartment.

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  2. Insert a plastic opening tool into the top seam, and  gently work the opening tool to the bottom of the controller.
    • Insert a plastic opening tool into the top seam, and gently work the opening tool to the bottom of the controller.

    • Continue using the opening tool to gently pry the side plate off of the controller.

    • Repeat this process for the second side plate.

    Only use a pry tool! The vibration motor wires are exposed and directly accessible from the side when opening. I attempted to open it with a small knife, expecting to be able to gently pry the clips open, accidentally sliced through my right motor’s wires.

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    • Gently peel the battery label or punch a hole in the center of the sticker in the battery compartment to reveal the hidden screw.

    • Remove the five 9mm torx-9 security screws from the back of the controller.

    Torx-8 security bits work as well.

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    • Orient the controller so the front plate is facing up.

    • Lift the front cover off of the controller.

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    • Turn the controller face down and gently lift the rear plate.

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Conclusion

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

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i used a t8 and it worked

Rudy Bp - Reply

T9 is VERY snug. T8 would probably be better but I don’t have one to try.

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