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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, use our service manual.

  1. Place the controller face down on your working surface to allow access to rear screws. Take the battery compartment out. Use a TR9 bit and screwdriver to remove all 7 screws.
    • Place the controller face down on your working surface to allow access to rear screws.

    • Take the battery compartment out.

    • Use a TR9 bit and screwdriver to remove all 7 screws.

  2. Remove the rear half of the controller by pulling perpendicular to the front half. The battery terminals have specific grooves that they slide in and out of.
    • Remove the rear half of the controller by pulling perpendicular to the front half.

    • The battery terminals have specific grooves that they slide in and out of.

    • If the two halves do not easily separate, you can slide a spudger along the seam and/or slightly depress the left/right triggers.

  3. Detach the vibration motor cable from the PCB. DO NOT use the cable to remove from the PCB. You may damage the motor, connector, or PCB by pulling on the cable.
    • Detach the vibration motor cable from the PCB.

    • DO NOT use the cable to remove from the PCB. You may damage the motor, connector, or PCB by pulling on the cable.

    • After detaching the vibration motor cable from the PCB, remove the vibration motor.

    • Utilize the same technique for the other vibration motor on the opposite side.

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  5. Make sure the front half of the controller is facing towards you. The PCB should simply lift out with little to no force when being held by the areas highlighted.
    • Make sure the front half of the controller is facing towards you.

    • The PCB should simply lift out with little to no force when being held by the areas highlighted.

    • If the PCB doesn't freely lift out, apply light consistent leverage under the highlighted area.

    • Be cognizant of the components on the opposing side of the PCB.

  6. Full IC Identification:
    • Full IC Identification:

    • You may need to enlarge it to view the text.

  7. Gently peel off the conductive rubber pads to expose the backsides of the buttons Remove the A, B, X, Y, Back, Start and Guide buttons. The Guide button sleeve may also be removed. You can now remove the bumper assembly at the top.
    • Gently peel off the conductive rubber pads to expose the backsides of the buttons

    • Remove the A, B, X, Y, Back, Start and Guide buttons. The Guide button sleeve may also be removed.

    • You can now remove the bumper assembly at the top.

  8. Remove the last two screws in the D-pad with a #0 Phillips screwdriver.
    • Remove the last two screws in the D-pad with a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to squeeze the clips together and remove the D-pad.

  9. And here is the final result: a completely disassembled Xbox 360 Wireless Controller.
    • And here is the final result: a completely disassembled Xbox 360 Wireless Controller.

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