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The Front Buttons on your Xbox Controller could become unresponsive or sticky. If this happens it could be necessary to remove the Front Buttons to either replace or clean them. This guide will teach you how to access and replace the Front Buttons on your Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1708.

  1. Slide the battery cover toward the top of the controller to remove it. Lift up  the batteries or the battery pack from the battery compartment.
    • Slide the battery cover toward the top of the controller to remove it.

    • Lift up the batteries or the battery pack from the battery compartment.

  2. Insert a plastic opening tool into the top seam, and  gently work the opening tool to the bottom of the controller. Continue using the opening tool to gently pry the side plate off of the controller.
    • Insert a plastic opening tool into the top seam, and gently work the opening tool to the bottom of the controller.

    • Continue using the opening tool to gently pry the side plate off of the controller.

    • Repeat this process for the second side plate.

    Only use a pry tool! The vibration motor wires are exposed and directly accessible from the side when opening. I attempted to open it with a small knife, expecting to be able to gently pry the clips open, accidentally sliced through my right motor’s wires.

    Sawyer Coe - Antwort

    Not a sharp of course.

    Kajus Slekys -

    If you have some Guitar picks laying around they work GREAT!

    Mike Beane - Antwort

  3. Gently peel the battery label  or punch a hole in the center of the sticker in the battery compartment to reveal the hidden screw.
    • Gently peel the battery label or punch a hole in the center of the sticker in the battery compartment to reveal the hidden screw.

    • Remove the five 9mm torx-9 security screws from the back of the controller.

    Torx-8 security bits work as well.

    jahiamir - Antwort

    Torx 8 or 9 wasn’t working. I used 2.0 minus screwdriver

    richjlee - Antwort

    The 2.0 minus worked for me as well.

    metric - Antwort

  4. Orient the controller so the front plate is facing up. Lift the front cover off of the controller.
    • Orient the controller so the front plate is facing up.

    • Lift the front cover off of the controller.

  5. Turn the controller face down and gently lift the rear plate.
    • Turn the controller face down and gently lift the rear plate.

    Reassembly: When placing the back cover on: notice that the battery terminals need to slide inside the cover first. Then compress the triggers slightly, Then the cover will be aligned correctly. Then add the front cover and add screws so it doesn’t come undone.

    hunteil - Antwort

  6. Turn the device over and remove the directional pad by gently pulling it away from the controller.
    • Turn the device over and remove the directional pad by gently pulling it away from the controller.

    It needs to be made a little clearer that the thin metal retaining ring needs to be unclipped before pulling on the D-pad. A small, flatbladed screwdriver did it nicely for me.

    Paul Hough - Antwort

  7. Pull the joysticks off of the controller.
    • Pull the joysticks off of the controller.

    Are the joystick potentiometers soldered to the mother board or just push fit, this guide doesn’t mention soldering so I’m assuming the latter?

    Can you get genuine replacement joystick potentiometers as I’ve only seen cheap eBay type ones?

    Alan - Antwort

    The actual joysticks themselves are soldered into the bottom motherboard.

    Bryan Remely -

  8. If the rumble motors fall out of frame, the wires may disconnect from the motherboard . The wires will have to be soldered to reattach the motor.
    • If the rumble motors fall out of frame, the wires may disconnect from the motherboard . The wires will have to be soldered to reattach the motor.

    • Turn the device over and remove the two 70mm torx-6 screws in the bottom left and right corners.

    What if you don’t care about the rumble motors (always turn that feature off anyway), can I just leave them unattached?

    tracynoelle23 - Antwort

  9. Firmly grasp the top and bottom motherboards in opposite hands, then gently pull them apart.
    • Firmly grasp the top and bottom motherboards in opposite hands, then gently pull them apart.

    • The top motherboard is still connected to the bottom motherboard. To fully separate the top motherboard, you will need to use a soldering iron.

    Soldering is not necessary for separation as on the top motherboard it uses a small connector commonly used in wireless assemblies for antennas. Simply pop it of using any prying tool or just your hand but make sure it is the side that has a gold or brassy finish and not a solder joint.

    Wyatt Faught - Antwort

    Hey Wyatt,

    Thanks for the feedback. I was on the team that authored this guide. I did not work on this specific guide so I am not familiar with this specific connector. I will follow up with iFixIt and check this issue. Thanks for the comment!

    Dylan Gross -

    Wyatt is correct that the black wire in the center can be removed from the top motherboard, but it doesn’t do any good to do so as there are two other sets of wires (grey and black twisted pairs leading to the left and right trigger) preventing you from removing the bottom motherboard entirely. These wires are visible in the pictures of this guide.

    Frank Buccella - Antwort

    I accidentally broke the part where the black wire connects to. Do I need to buy the top motherboard to fix this problem?

    drakeswifer -

    I can further confirm this as I have just pulled one apart. No soldering iron required.

    Brandon - Antwort

    What's is the name of the part for wireless on the controller

    justin edge - Antwort

    You'll see..

    Kajus Slekys -

    In my controller that black cable (the antenna like) was separated form the board is there any way to solder it again (the socket is still conected to plug)

    Dominik Gałczyński - Antwort

    I have the same problem. It popped off the board when firm pressure was applied to reconnect the wire after a repair. I'm going to attempt to apply a small bead of solder to the part that popped off, press it in place, and then heat the connector with my iron. But I am not hopeful at all. It's tight, really tight, and if it works it will be through luck alone.

    Michael Broder -

    Any luck? Theres no pad to get the solder to stick to on mine. Im assuming it is the j1 connection. Any idea what this wire is for?

    Matt Gribbin -

    Same issue here. I tried to unplug the antenna connector but the weak solder joints disconnected from the top motherboard instead. Looks like it has couple of bigger solder pads for ground/shielding(?) and one tiny pin in the middle for the actual antenna which can maybe still connect by pushing in place? Looks like a very difficult solder job as everything is so tiny.

    Kari Söderholm -

    Can someone help to find out the actual name of RF connector type?

    mntlzr - Antwort

    Hi i destroy black wire connector on top board please help me.

    Mohsen Heidary - Antwort

    It’s IPEX 4 connector, i've ordered bunch on chinese site and replaced mine. It was hard but doable.

    mntlzr -

    mntlzr : Thanks a lot for the connector type. More specifically it seems to be IPEX 4 SMD female socket on the top motherboard.

    Kari Söderholm -

    Hi yellow tape on board what

    Mohsen Heidary - Antwort

    How does the black wire reconnect? And is it necessary?

    Craig McBeth - Antwort

    I just put my controller back together (I opened it just to clean all the buttons since my son spilled some juice on it) and it seems to work wirelessly (with a PC using the dongle that came with the controller) even having broken the small black antenna cable connector off from the top motherboard. Not sure what that cable is used for or is it just an additional antenna for better connectivity. At least my controller still seems to work fine wirelessly without that cable being connected even from several meters away from the computer.

    Kari Söderholm - Antwort

    Actually nvm. Now that I tried the controller for a second time on the next day it seems to disconnect all the time so wireless is not working properly. I’ll need to try to fix the antenna cable by soldering. Probably will order a replacement connector (IPEX 4 SMD female socket) and try to solder that on.

    Kari Söderholm -

  10. Remove the audio port from the bottom mother board. Remove the audio port from the bottom mother board.
    • Remove the audio port from the bottom mother board.

    Can you just leave out the audio port and use the controller or u have to have a replacement to play

    Itachi Uchiha - Antwort

    Why would you *need* the audio port? If you are happy to not use then fine, this is an instructional to get it working and by extension a headset one would assume.

    Ali J -

    This piece is just placed in there - sandwiched between the two motherboards. No adhesive, no mechanical attachment, nothing.

    Andrew Sauk - Antwort

    So can it be replaced or no? I took it out it dont look fried or anything but it still dont work when reinstalled

    Frank Minelli -

  11. Remove the three 70mm torx-6 screws from the center of the bottom motherboard. Remove the two 70mm torx-6 screws next to the rumble motors on the bottom motherboard. Remove the one 70mm torx-6 screw located on the left side of the bottom motherboard.
    • Remove the three 70mm torx-6 screws from the center of the bottom motherboard.

    • Remove the two 70mm torx-6 screws next to the rumble motors on the bottom motherboard.

    • Remove the one 70mm torx-6 screw located on the left side of the bottom motherboard.

  12. Use a plastic spudger to lift the plastic clip off the front pegs.
    • Use a plastic spudger to lift the plastic clip off the front pegs.

    • Remove the plastic clip by sliding it upwards.

    Reassembly: This hard is hard to mount. Slowly flip the controller upto view the charging port and notice it isn’t aligned yet… If you force it to outside of pcb, it’ll try to pop off. I’ve yet to figure this step out… I forced it and after full reassembly, the bumpers became REALLY stiff.

    hunteil - Antwort

    Solution: Instead remove the outside piece mentioned in image… then remove the bumpers… Check that all cavities are clear. Then make sure the sync button is inserted all the way in… Then place the left bump in the far left hole first. Then ensure the horn part slides into it’s specific slot inside, then ensure the the sync button goes in hole…then continue to right bumper side…. Then add the over cover piece above it… Start with the piece that goes over the charge port. Then the front as the above image shows… Now check your bumpers for easy clicking… If it’s still not correct, remove and try again gently as the horns may snap off and the PCB may get damaged.

    hunteil - Antwort

    Note: I believe the order is very important or the alignments on the left side may have the horn forced into one of the other close cavities and you won’t even know it. (This causes that horn to get damaged over time too. Without the horn, the bumper will drift and miss the button and bind up the trigger.)

    hunteil - Antwort

    PS: Rubber band to hold triggers down slightly helped a ton! Otherwise the trigger is over extending into the bumper assembly space.

    hunteil - Antwort

  13. Use a spudger to release the small hooks at each end of the left and right bumper. After you release these hooks, be careful as you separate the face plate from the back of the controller. The connect/sync button (see second image) is held in by this face plate and will come loose as you perform this step.
    • Use a spudger to release the small hooks at each end of the left and right bumper.

    • After you release these hooks, be careful as you separate the face plate from the back of the controller. The connect/sync button (see second image) is held in by this face plate and will come loose as you perform this step.

    Watch for the tiny button that sticks out from the top - it’s the wireless connect/sync button.  It will fall out and is easy to lose.  During reassembly, I found it easier to put the bumper back in first, then use a tweezers to insert the button back into place.

    w.m. williams - Antwort

  14. To avoid disconnecting the wires connected to the motherboard, lift the mother board away from the plastic frame as if opening a laptop.
    • To avoid disconnecting the wires connected to the motherboard, lift the mother board away from the plastic frame as if opening a laptop.

  15. Lift off the rubber backing strip. With the rubber backing strip removed, the buttons will now fall out of the remaining shell.
    • Lift off the rubber backing strip.

    • With the rubber backing strip removed, the buttons will now fall out of the remaining shell.

Abschluss

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

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Thanks for the contribution for you and helped a lot of people.

NELSON ESTREMERA - Antwort

You don't need to desolder anything to remove the top motherboard!

Those black and grey wires go to the vibration motors in the triggers. Remove the covers on the triggers along with the motors, and carefully remove the wires from clips on the front of the controller. Make sure you get the black signal wire. You can now safely remove the two boards from eachother.

randomguy6527 - Antwort

I needed a guide for this because my “X” button was sticking and I ended up doing the whole thing without separating the motherboards, cleaning everything that touches the button, and it worked like a charm. Thank you very much for the guide!

Michael Winay - Antwort

Can you just take off the buttons right after removing the front faceplate?

Zanyar - Antwort

I wore out both the sticks playing COD, this helped me to make it usable enough for P2. cheers!

Nicholas Pratt III - Antwort

Just a heads up for people, there is an antenna wire that the guide leaves, takin it off the top board make your life easier and is very easy to put back on

Nolan Keilty - Antwort

Good easy to understand guide. 5 stars from me definitely

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