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The Joysticks on your Xbox Controller could become unresponsive or sticky. If this happens it could be necessary to remove the Joysticks to either replace or clean them. This guide will teach you how to access and replace the Joysticks on your Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1708.

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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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 90mm torx-9 security screws from the back of the controller.

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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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  • Pull the joysticks off of the controller.

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Conclusion

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

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