Picture of 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!
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Project Parts and Necessities

Picture of Project Parts and Necessities
So lets get straight into the project! You are going to need the following 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

Picture of 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

Picture of 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!

Picture of 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.

Picture of 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

Picture of Replace Buttons and Bridge
Replace the buttons and the bridge

Step 7: Add the D-Pad and Rubber Thingamajigs

Picture of Add the D-Pad and Rubber Thingamajigs
Simply adding the D-Pad!