Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Front Case Replacement

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Introduction

Cracked controller case? Tired of a solid color? Bring new life to your Xbox 360 controller with a new front case.

Step 1 Battery
Image 1/2: Remove the battery holder from the controller.

Depress the battery release button on the top of the controller.
Remove the battery holder from the controller.
The standard option for Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers Battery Packs is AA batteries. A rechargeable battery is also available, but both battery options are removed from the controller in the same way.

Step 2 Rear Case
Image 1/1: Use a pair of tweezers to peel the barcode sticker from the battery compartment.

Use a pair of tweezers to peel the barcode sticker from the battery compartment.
Use a pair of tweezers to peel the barcode sticker from the battery compartment.

Step 3
Remove the seven 9.3 mm T8 Security Torx screws securing the rear case to the front case.
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Step 4
Image 1/2: Rotate the spudger toward the front of the controller, prying the two cases apart.


Insert a Spudger between the front and rear cases along the left edge of the controller.
Rotate the spudger toward the front of the controller, prying the two cases apart.
Rotate the spudger toward the front of the controller, prying the two cases apart.

Step 5

Image 1/2: Rotate the spudger toward the front of the controller to pry the two cases apart.
Insert a spudger between the front and rear cases, near the headphone jack.
Rotate the spudger toward the front of the controller to pry the two cases apart.

Step 6
Image 1/2: Lift the battery compartment away from the headphone jack, separating the rear case from the front case and logic board.


Grasp the controller by the battery compartment and the headphone jack.
Lift the battery compartment away from the headphone jack, separating the rear case from the front case and logic board.
The battery contact springs are held in place by slots in the battery housing in the rear case. Be sure to realign them properly during reassembly.

Step 7 Vibration Motors
Image 1/2: Lift the vibration motor out of the front case.


Use the flat end of a spudger to remove the vibration motor cable, moving it upward from its socket on the logic board.
Lift the vibration motor out of the front case.

Step 8

Image 1/2: The right motor has significantly more counterweight than the left motor.

Remove the vibration motor from the other side of the controller using the same method previously described.
The right motor has significantly more counterweight than the left motor.


Step 9 Logic Board
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Lifting from the headphone jack and power plug, remove the logic board from the front case.

Step 10 Bottom Panel
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Lift the bumper panel off of the front case.

Step 11
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Remove the rubber pad from the back of the D-pad.

Step 12
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Remove the two 7.0 mm silver Phillips screws from the back of the D-pad.

Step 13
Image 1/2: Use a pair of tweezers and squeeze the clips together to release the D-pad from its backing.


The D-pad is secured to its backing by two diagonal clips, shown in red.
Use a pair of tweezers and squeeze the clips together to release the D-pad from its backing.

Step 14
Image 1/2: The D-pad remains below the front case.

Lift the D-pad backing out of its compartment on the front case.
The D-pad remains below the front case.
The D-pad will fall once its backing is removed. Be sure to support it as you remove the backing.
The backing is slotted to its compartment to ensure that it will always be aligned properly.

Step 15
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Remove the rubber pad from the back of the input buttons.

Step 16
Image 1/2: A Button


Using a pair or tweezers, remove the following buttons from the front panel:
A Button
B Button
X Button
Y Button
Start Button
Select Button
Guide Button

Step 17
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Using a pair of tweezers, remove the LED ring from the front panel.

Step 18
Image 1/3: Slide the spudger along the gap between the two case components.Image 2/3: Lift the lower panel off of the front case.Image 3/3: Lift the lower panel off of the front case.

Insert a spudger between the lower panel and front case.
Slide the spudger along the gap between the two case components.
Lift the lower panel off of the front case.

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