Introduction

Getting dead-zone drift? If you've dropped the controller, threw it at a wall in a post-loss rage, or pressed too hard during your epic gaming session, your D-pad may be broken. This is a guide to replace the D-pad.

Turn the controller on its backside and push the "eject" button to discharge the battery compartment door on the bottom of the controller.
  • Turn the controller on its backside and push the "eject" button to discharge the battery compartment door on the bottom of the controller.

  • Pull the two AA batteries out.

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Lift the battery compartment out of the controller and set it outside of the controller.
  • Lift the battery compartment out of the controller and set it outside of the controller.

    • Do not yank, stress, or pull on the wires for removal.

  • Use the precision tweezers to pull out the red and black wire attached to the white plug at the bottom side of the circuit board.

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  • Remove the holographic Microsoft sticker with the percision tweezers to reveal a small screw.

  • Use a T6 Torx screwdriver to remove the 1.5mm screw.

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  • Insert a spudger and pry at these three locations to detach the middle cover.

  • Pull off the middle piece cover to reveal three screws.

  • Use a T8 Torx screwdriver to remove the three 2.3mm screws.

  • Remove the cover.

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  • Remove the two 90mm screws with a T8 Torx screwdriver.

  • Lift up the silver middle piece to remove.

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  • Use a spudger to remove the silver prong.

  • With the spudger, pinch the metal spring and slowly pull up to remove.

    • Use the spudger to remove eject button.

  • Remove the screw holding in the eject button with a T8 Torx screwdriver.

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  • This step is very difficult and may require a third hand.

  • Pull the two halves apart at the bottom to detach the two latches that are holding the front and back panels together.

  • Start with one side of the controller (left or right).

  • Slide the spudger towards the end of the handles and pry the two halves apart. Do the same for the opposite side.

  • The white circular caps at the top of the controller will pop off by applying light force.

  • Pull the front and back panels apart to separate them and expose the inside of the controller.

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  • Use precision tweezers to remove the red and black wires that are attached to the circuit board.

  • The rumble motors will easily lift out of the controller once the wires are detached.

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  • Use a T6 Torx screwdriver to remove the four 2.3mm screws.

  • Lift up the black locking tab on the ZIF connector to release the ribbon cable.

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  • Lift up the trigger to remove it from the controller.

  • The trigger is made up of three pieces: the trigger, a circuit board, and a ribbon cable.

  • Repeat for the other trigger.

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  • Remove the grey silicone pad on the right side to expose the backside of the D-pad.

  • Remove the two screws with a T6 Torx screwdriver.

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  • Lift and remove the black, plastic backing of D-pad. The front of the D-pad will detach as you pull the back off.

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Conclusion

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

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