Introduction: How to Open an XBOX 360 Controller Without a Special Screwdriver.

Tired of the T8H screws? you can literally get around the problem of the pin in the middle of it.

Step 1: Supplies

One thing. Just get a 2mm slotted (flathead) driver, preferrably electronics grade.

Step 2: Step One.

get your two millimeter slotted bit (flathead, whatever.) there are seven screws, including the HIDDEN SUPER DUPER BONUS SCREW!!!!

Step 3: How to Unscrew Them.

wedge the screwdriver as shown in the picture, and you can unscrew them easily. you gotta unscrew all of them, or it wont come apart.

Step 4: FINISHED!

You dont have to modify the screws, screwdriver, or go scearching for a custom screwdriver. helpful. 

Comments

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AlexandreF41 (author)2016-10-08

Thanks a lot it got out very easily, Screws are not that tight.

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linush1 made it! (author)2016-04-02

I found out that you can just take a flathead and pry of the pin in the midle then just take a normal trox

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kwest2 (author)2011-03-20

ya but what happens when the little thing sticking out of the screw in the middle brakes should i use a T8H screwdriver?

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KushanA (author)kwest22015-06-23

You can tilt the 2mm fkat head 45 degrees and gently unscrew it. Use a small hand towel on the screw driver handle to make it extra gentle. I know this is a 4 yrs latet reply. Just leaving the tip here for others

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1337pino (author)kwest22011-06-03

I had a couple of mine break. I then switched to a 2.4mm flathead. If you can get it lined up with the middle, and you keep at it, it will come out.

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OlecG (author)2015-04-16

THANK YOU SO MUCH this helped me because my rb button broke. I was just about to break my xbox considering i play halo and rb is like the most important button ( besides shoot)

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anarchia666 (author)2011-12-14

Very thanks for tip man! It's working very well :)

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sdally (author)2011-09-28

If you have pushed down the center button in the screw use a 5/64 Allen key and you should be able to get the screw out you may even be able to use the Allen key even if the screw is not pushed down I just did this yesterday so I know it works.

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melanton (author)2010-04-20

It's a good read, use this method at your own risk.

My bit snapped on the fourth screw. Thank you Lifetime guarantee....

I'm going to replace it and buy that special one.

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tyeo098 (author)2009-10-23

ಠ_ಠ
Torx T8 was 2.99USD on ebay, shipped.

But im always a fan of using the flathead to open stars.
Thats how I open HDD's!

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bwpatton1 (author)tyeo0982009-10-28

LOL you actually use a screw driver to open hard drives, I take a powerdrill and drill through the screws.
Works great!

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BuffaloNickel (author)tyeo0982009-10-24

this is more so you dont have to go and buy one, you can use a driver you already have. (hopefully)

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lemonie (author)2009-10-24

You should edit the tags to include references to T8H screws, as this doesn't just apply to XBOX 360 controllers it's got wider usefulness.

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