Xbox One Wireless Controller D-Pad Replacement

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Introduction

This guide will teach you how to replace the D-pad.

Step 1 Battery Pack
Image 1/1: Remove batteries.
Remove the battery pack cover.
Remove batteries.

Step 2 Side Handles
Image 1/2: Grip the controller firmly to remove the side handles, wedging a spudger into the seam between the front and handle plates.Image 2/2: Pry the side plate away from the front plate by moving the spudger back and forth.  You will need to do this all the way around the side plate's seam.

We recommend using a nylon spudger for this step. A metal spudger is shown.
Grip the controller firmly to remove the side handles, wedging a spudger into the seam between the front and handle plates.
Pry the side plate away from the front plate by moving the spudger back and forth. You will need to do this all the way around the side plate's seam.

Step 3 Screws
Image 1/2: Use a screwdriver and punch a hole directly in the center of the label.


There is a hidden screw located in the middle of the controller behind the label.
Use a screwdriver and punch a hole directly in the center of the label.
You may also lift the label if you do not want to puncture it.
Remove the five 10mm screws located on the back of the controller using the T8 Security Torx Screwdriver.

Step 4 Backplate

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Remove the backplate.

Step 5 Faceplate
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Remove the faceplate.


Step 6 Metal Frame

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Pry off the metal frame around the D-Pad.

Step 7 D-Pad
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Lift the D-Pad out of its housing.


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