Introduction

Microsoft has launched a new version of its official Xbox One Wireless Controller. It has a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, which will allow most third-party gaming headsets to directly connect to the controller for the first time.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Xbox One Wireless Controller 1697, use our service manual.

Covert Forces model - Bowie 'Changes' look. New 3.5mm jack socket next to expansion port.
  • Covert Forces model - Bowie 'Changes' look.

  • New 3.5mm jack socket next to expansion port.

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Remove battery cover and battery Remove side panels using spudger Expose T9 security  screw under label
  • Remove battery cover and battery

  • Remove side panels using spudger

  • Expose T9 security screw under label

  • Remove 5 x T9 security screws from chassis

  • Remove top and bottom covers

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Remove 2 x T6 security screws on bottom PCB De-solder rumble pack and trigger wiring
  • Remove 2 x T6 security screws on bottom PCB

  • De-solder rumble pack and trigger wiring

Are these T6 screws actually security screws? they don't look like it in the picture.

George - Reply

I have an xbox one pad open in front of me, definitely security torx.

Steven Davies -

Thar she blows! DA7212 Dialog Semiconductor CODEC with Class G HP AMP and Class AB speaker driver.
  • Thar she blows! DA7212

  • Dialog Semiconductor CODEC with Class G HP AMP and Class AB speaker driver.

  • CODEC sits next to contact pads for 3.5mm jack socket

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Bito Zapata

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Is it possible to show the other board? Was thinking of doing a scuf-style mod to one of these... Thanks

blazeclarkebcc - Reply

Was asking this because the boards are different to the older controller. I have PCB prints of the old one, but not the new one. Thanks.

blazeclarkebcc -

Anybody know where I can get the new style bumpers for this style of controller? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Rhys Jones - Reply

The guy I buy from on ebay said they would be available at the end of January

themadmaxof07 -

I wonder if using this on-board solution should sound better than the external "puck" adapters.

I've opened the original Xbox Stereo Headset Adapter as well as the Turtle Beach Ear Force which both use a TI AIC3204 http://www.ti.com/product/TLV320AIC3204

I get a lot of noise/hiss when using these on both headsets.

Von Braun - Reply

Is the socket designed to take a standard 3.5mm 3 pole stereo jack? Or does it require a 4 pole jack to function correctly?

Paul Joynson - Reply

It uses the 4 pole jack.

penhai -

Where can I get the top triggers replaced this made this cheap top triggers are made one piece not like the older model so need to know where I can get a replacement my email wolveden71@yahoo.com

michaeldaniel71 - Reply

Where could get a replacement for the 3.5mm jack? Seems the one I have currently is no longer working.

Malc Foy - Reply

The D-Pad on my Master Chief wireless controller (Model 1697) will double actuate the up direction about 60% of up presses. The controller is out of warranty and I don't want to spend another $70 to buy a new one. Does anyone know if replacement bottom PCBs are available?

Paul Sirianni - Reply

How can I desolder the solder on the analog sticks it seems like the new soldering is harder to melt and more in between. Than before

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