Painting the controller takes time and effort and if you prepare the controller correctly, great things can happen.
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Step 1: Tools Required for Disassembly
- Torx T8 Security Driver
- Mini Flat-Head Screwdriver
- Optional - Mini Philips Screwdriver
- X-Acto Knife (Pen Style)
- Static Discharge Area
Step 2: Remove the Battery Case
Step 3: Remove the Serial Number
Then place X-Acto knife under sticker and pressing against the SIDE of the blade with your thumb, remove the sticker.
Step 4: Remove the Back Screws
Remove all of the outer screws first.
After the first six screws are removed, finally remove the middle screw below the serial number sticker.
Step 5: Remove the Back of the Controller
Step 6: Remove the Bottom Plate
The bottom plate is secured by five different spots.
Two on the left and two on the right and one in the middle.
Step 7: Remove the Circuit Board
Gently pull Circuit Board out and place to the side.
If Circuit Board is stuck, press on the two analog sticks and the Circuit Board should "Pop" up.
Step 8: Remove the Rubber Pieces
Remember which direction the pads are facing for reassembly.
Step 9: Remove All Buttons
The B, Y, A, X, Select, Start, and Dashboard Buttons should drop easily.
The outer edge of the Dashboard button might take some pressing.
Step 10: Remove D-Pad Screws
Using a small philips head screwdriver, unscrew the two silver screws and place off to the side.
Step 11: Release Notches in D-Pad
The D-Pad will just drop out.
Step 12: Remove Top Plate
Gently push down on the controller while lifting up on the Top Plate.
Step 13: Remove the LB/RB Buttons
Grasping the LB/RB, press down on the top plate.
The buttons are secured by the two prongs located in the center of the top plate.
Step 14: Sync Button Removal - OPTIONAL
You will break this piece off and the weld is located in the center.
Step 15: Remove the Rumble Packs
Remove the plug, but be careful to not pull the base off of the Circuit Board.
Step 16: Remove Trigger Arms
Step 17: Remove Triggers
Using both hands, separate the Trigger assembly and with your thumb, press up on the bottom arm of the trigger.
Be careful to get the screws.
Remove the triggers by turning them gently down and to the right or left.
YOU ARE DONE!
Step 18: Finished
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