How to take apart xbox one elite controller

How to take apart xbox one elite controller

Introduction
The xbox One elite controller is the world’s most advanced controller. The Xbox Elite controller adapts to your hand size and play style with configurations that can improve accuracy, speed, and reach with thumbsticks of different shapes and sizes. Swap between a variety of metal thumbsticks and D-pads for personalized control and ergonomics.

Xbox one elite controller

How to dissemble the Xbox One elite controller to fix wobbly thumb stick

Step 1: Tools Needed
Torx bit: T8
Blue painters tape
X-acto knife ( to precisely cut the painters tape). You can also make use of scissors.

Step 2: Remove Sticker & Screw
Remove battery & peel back the sticker. After that remove the T8 screw that you see.

Step 3: Remove Controller Back
Remove the grips, depress the trigger and wedge your finger. After that, gently pull away from the controller and it should snap apart.
It might feel stuck but thats because there is some tape holding it down.

Step 4: Remove Screws
The next step is to remove the 4 T8 screws and the front cover should come apart with out any problem.

Step 5: Reinforce Thumbstick
Gently pull the thumbstick base off and it will just slide straight up.
cut a piece of painters tape; it should be long enough to wrap the post atleast one time and try not to have it overlap too much.
If its too thick the thumbstick base wont slide back down in place
once the base is back on just reassemble the controller in reverse and that’s it. You’re all done!

Conclusion
If your Xbox One elite controller is still under warranty, you can have Microsoft replace it. If you’re lucky, you can get a new controller free of charge even if your device it’s way past warranty. Instead of waiting for the long queue of other customers looking for replacement, you can get your xbox One elite controller replacement kits at Banggood.

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