Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Logic Board Replacement

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Introduction

Get back to your gaming by replacing your Xbox 360 wireless controllers logic board.

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 Analog Stick Covers
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Grasp the right analog stick and pull the cover off its mount peg.

Step 11
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Remove the left analog stick cover using the same procedure previously described.

Step 12 Triggers
Image 1/3: The trigger has a peg that fits into a slot in the trigger arm. Be sure to push far enough so that the peg clears the slot.



Using your thumb and forefinger, push the left trigger toward the right side of the controller. Simultaneously push the trigger control arm in the opposite direction.
The trigger has a peg that fits into a slot in the trigger arm. Be sure to push far enough so that the peg clears the slot.
Push the trigger arm downward.

Step 13

Image 1/3: Using the previously described technique, pry the housing on the right edge away from the trigger.


Insert the edge of a spudger in between the trigger and the trigger assembly near the left edge. Pry the housing away from the catch on the trigger.
Using the previously described technique, pry the housing on the right edge away from the trigger.
Rotate the trigger away from the logic board, past its housing.

Step 14

Image 1/3: Pull the trigger spring out of the trigger.

Using a spudger, pry the trigger spring off its peg on the trigger housing.
Pull the trigger spring out of the trigger.

Step 15
Image 1/3: Remove the right trigger from the logic board.


Slide the trigger toward the right side of the logic board, and rotate it clockwise.
Remove the right trigger from the logic board.
To remove the left trigger from the logic board, follow the procedure previously described for the right trigger.

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