Introduction: Replacing and Spicing Up Your Xbox Controller

 Do you have buttons on your xbox controller that stick and mess your games up? Are you tired of looking at your boring standard black or white controller? Do you want to impress your friends with a dazzling, sexy controller? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, your not alone! You simply want an upgrade!  Hello everyone! Gassybeans here, today I'm going to show you how to remove your basic black or white shell, and also how to instal a better-looking shell. Get some music, the parts list, and a pair of hands... and get ready to upgrade that boring controller!

Step 1: Project Parts and Necessities

So lets get straight into the project! You are going to need the following parts

Parts
1- Torx T10 saftey screwdriver
1- Torx T8 saftey screwdriver
1- Phillips Screw Driver (optional)
1- New Xbox360 shell
1 small bag or box

Lets get those hands working now. In this instructable, i will be demonstrating the instalation with a MadModz silver chrome xbox controller that I purchased from Amazon.

Step 2: Locating/Removing Screws

In this step, you will locate the 7 screws holding your xbox controller together. After you locate these screws, use your Torx T8 to remove these screws. Like shown

Step 3: Removing the Back of the Shell

After removing the screws, simply, but gently, pull on the back of the controller and viola! The back is removed and the chip inside had been exposed!

Step 4: Removing the Internals!

As of right now, your xbox360 controller's warrenty has been voided! But, simply tug lightly on the chip and it should pop right out! remove the rubber thingies from the front of the shell, and then remove the start, back, dashboard, x, y, a, and b buttons from the shell. Also remove the analog stick caps!

Step 5: Replace the Trigger Buttons.

This step is quite tricky. and it hurts your thumbs too. Carefully remove the pin of the trigger from the arm. Then manuever the trigger to get the pins from behind the posts, to the front of them. remove the spring and swap the trigger for the new trigger.

Step 6: Replace Buttons and Bridge

Replace the buttons and the bridge

Step 7: Add the D-Pad and Rubber Thingamajigs

Simply adding the D-Pad!

Step 8: Adding the Top and Bumpers

Combine these two peices and place them on the top of your controller shell

Step 9: Placing the PCB Inside the Shell and Wrapping Up

Place the PCB chip into the shell and get the back of the shell, place it onto the front half and find your screws again!

Step 10: Screws and Playing

Screw in those screws and BOOM! you have yourself a sexy new controller! Go enjoy a good game of Black Ops 2! Have a great day :D

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