How to Take Apart Your Xbox One Controller
Taking apart your Xbox One controller is not a difficult task, and it can be done using simple tools and steps if done carefully. Before we start, it is essential to note that opening your controller may void its warranty, so proceed cautiously.
Step 1: Gather Your Tools
To disassemble your Xbox One controller, you will need a few tools, namely:
- A Prying Tool or Flat Head Screwdriver
- A T8 Security Torx Screwdriver
- A Small Phillips Screwdriver
- A Pair of Tweezers
Step 2: Remove the Battery Pack
Remove the battery pack from the back of the controller. If you have a rechargeable battery pack, use a flathead screwdriver or prying tool to remove the battery pack from the controller.
Step 3: Remove the Screws
Using the T8 Security Torx Screwdriver, remove the screws from the back of the controller. Once you have removed all the screws, set them aside in a safe place, where they will not get lost.
Step 4: Take off the Back Cover
The back cover of the controller should now easily come off. Carefully take off the back cover and keep it in a safe place.
Step 5: Remove the Triggers
Once you have removed the back cover, you can now take out the triggers. Gently lift the triggers out of their respective slots.
Step 6: Remove the Front Cover
The front cover of the Xbox One controller can now be removed. Use a small Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws holding the front cover. Once these screws have been removed, take off the front cover carefully.
Step 7: Remove the Thumbsticks
The thumbsticks can be removed with the help of tweezers. Gently pull the thumbsticks upwards, and they should come off with relative ease.
Step 8: Clean the Controller
Before you start reassembling your Xbox One controller, make sure to clean it thoroughly. Dust and dirt can accumulate inside the controller, which can interfere with its functionality.
Step 9: Reassemble the Controller
To reassemble the controller, follow the steps in reverse order, starting with the thumbsticks and working your way to the back cover. Remember to put the screws back in their respective slots and the triggers back where they belong.