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This is a step by step tutorial on how to disassemble an Xbox 360 Controller for painting.

Painting the controller takes time and effort and if you prepare the controller correctly, great things can happen.
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And Remember, Everyone Should Know How To Paint an Xbox 360 Controller!

Step 1: Tools Required for Disassembly

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  • Torx T8 Security Driver
  • Mini Flat-Head Screwdriver
  • Optional - Mini Philips Screwdriver
  • X-Acto Knife (Pen Style)
  • Static Discharge Area
RobbyS21 month ago
I tried doing this with a kit from anazon everything works gine but the d pad and i have no idea what to do you show how to dismatnle it but dont even show how to remove analog sticks saying dont like doing that and at least show how to put it back together so as not to ruin other peoples controlers
Baydog9252 years ago
What size Philip screw driver
A small one. Sorry to be blunt, but it's pretty obvious if you look at the photo.

its not a philips head. it is a torx t8 security. its pretty obvious when you read the required tool list

schuie2 years ago
I feel this is better to do before removing the board from the front cover - this way the motors aren't dangling around, putting strain on the wires.
kukucowking4 years ago
Whats a static discharge area
he probably means a rubber mat or some other safe place for the electronics.
Wasagi4 years ago
Nice! Very detailed, and effective!
undeadboy925 years ago
im really scared of ruining my controller.... is there an easier way to dismantle it and to not ruin it...???
You wont ruin it and its the only way, trust me its not hard and dead easy to put back together
nckballer6 years ago
Hey what kind of torx screw drivers do you have because i cannot remove the screws in my 360 controller because there is a pin right in the middle of all the screws. I have all the right sizes but did they use a special kind of torx if so please tell me where to get some or an alternative way to clean my buttons because there is some build up of gunk on the start button and its really a pain trying to push start
You can get one off of amazon for about $4. But make sure to type in "torx t-8 security screwdriver" when you do. Happy painting!
You'll need a Torx T-8 screwdriver, but a very small (in the toolbox I got mine from, this size was labeled with a "2", I don't know if this means anything to you) flat head screwdriver will work, but you may damage a screwhead if you use these (it's only happened to me once). Bear in mind a flat head screwdriver will flatten or break the middle pin.

You can buy a Torx T-8 on eBay for quite cheap.
eneergcam5 years ago
 does anyone know where you can find a replacement for this part? i was painting mine, and my mom threw this piece away :(((((((((((((((((((((
eneergcam5 years ago
 does anyone know where you can find a replacement for this part? i was painting mine, and my mom threw this piece away :(((((((((((((((((((((