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Xbox One Elite Controller (Model 1698) Motherboard Replacement

Member-Contributed Guide

Member-Contributed Guide

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This guide will show how to take apart the xbox one controller and remove the motherboard.

  • Author: EasyAsABC123
  • Time estimate: 50 minutes
  • Difficulty: Difficult

Step 1 Show me the Screws!  ¶ 

You can remove the side panels with a pry tool. You don't need to remove the rubber.  The rubber on this controller was already bad

Step 1 Show me the Screws!  ¶ 

  • You can remove the side panels with a pry tool.

  • You don't need to remove the rubber. The rubber on this controller was already bad

Step 2 Removing the back panel screws  ¶ 

Remove the 5 Torx Security Bit (TR8) screws

Step 2 Removing the back panel screws  ¶ 

  • Remove the 5 Torx Security Bit (TR8) screws

Step 3 Popping that back panel off  ¶ 

Pry the panel next to the 3.5mm port Be careful to not rip the ribbon shown in the next step Be careful to not rip the ribbon shown in the next step

Step 3 Popping that back panel off  ¶ 

  • Pry the panel next to the 3.5mm port

  • Be careful to not rip the ribbon shown in the next step

Step 4 Warning Carefully remove the ribbon  ¶ 

Be careful to not rip the ribbon cable You can pop the connector up to remove the ribbon easily

Step 4 Warning Carefully remove the ribbon  ¶ 

  • Be careful to not rip the ribbon cable

  • You can pop the connector up to remove the ribbon easily

  • Ribbon Cable

Step 5 Screws on controller motherboard  ¶ 

Remove the 2 Torx (T6) screws

Step 5 Screws on controller motherboard  ¶ 

  • Remove the 2 Torx (T6) screws

Step 6 Desolder wires from motherboard  ¶ 

Desolder the 4 wires on each side, these control the vibrations and the RT LT Desolder the 4 wires on each side, these control the vibrations and the RT LT

Step 6 Desolder wires from motherboard  ¶ 

  • Desolder the 4 wires on each side, these control the vibrations and the RT LT

Step 7 Remove the motherboard  ¶ 

Pull up from the "top" side of the controller on the sister board. Pull up from the "top" side of the controller on the sister board.

Step 7 Remove the motherboard  ¶ 

  • Pull up from the "top" side of the controller on the sister board.