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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. Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1708 Cover Plate Replacement, Cover Plate: step 1, image 1 of 2 Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1708 Cover Plate Replacement, Cover Plate: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  2. Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1708 Cover Plate Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1708 Cover Plate Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  3. Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1708 Cover Plate Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  4. Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1708 Cover Plate Replacement, Tape Shock Motors in place: step 4, image 1 of 3 Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1708 Cover Plate Replacement, Tape Shock Motors in place: step 4, image 2 of 3 Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1708 Cover Plate Replacement, Tape Shock Motors in place: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Tape the Rumbler/shock motors in place.

    • This will prevent the motors from falling out.

  5. Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1708 Cover Plate Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1708 Cover Plate Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Orient the controller so the front plate is facing up.

    • Lift the front cover off of the controller.

  6. Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1708 Cover Plate Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the controller face down and gently lift the rear plate.

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

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.

Craig Ferguson - Reply

T9 barely fits, I couldn’t even get 2 of the screws to turn. I think T8 works better

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