Introduction

This guide will assist you in replacing your thumbstick. If you have a rogue thumbstick, you have come to the right place.

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

    • Remove batteries.

  2. 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.

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  4. 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.

  5. Remove the backplate.
    • Remove the backplate.

  6. Remove the faceplate.
    • Remove the faceplate.

  7. Remove thumbsticks by pulling them up off their poles. Remove thumbsticks by pulling them up off their poles.
    • Remove thumbsticks by pulling them up off their poles.

Conclusion

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

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Is there any advice for a controller that has had this repair, but continues to drift? I have done this repair successfully many times, and now i have a controller that (with 2 different replacement parts) continues to drift.

Is there a reset or config I can do?

Jim - Reply

Drift issues are a different problem you would need to solder a new joystick box to fix that this is for loose or damaged thumb sticks

myhero667 -

I used a cotton ball on my Xbox one Elite to fix drifting issues.

ajcroyle -

Does anyone know the correct SKU for the joystick box for the Model 1537 in particular? And any link to purchase it. Thanks

ZuYao -

Can i apply 2 thumbsticks off the xbox 360 controller when i removed them?

Merlijn Fransen - Reply

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