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  1. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Bumper Panel Replacement, Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Bumper Panel Replacement: step 1, image 1 of 2 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Bumper Panel Replacement, Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Bumper Panel Replacement: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Depress the battery release button on the top of the controller.

    • Remove the battery holder from the controller.

    • The standard option for Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers Battery Packs is AA batteries. A rechargeable battery is also available, but both battery options are removed from the controller in the same way.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to peel the barcode sticker from the battery compartment.

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    • Remove the seven 9.3 mm T8 Security Torx screws securing the rear case to the front case.

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    • Insert a spudger between the front and rear cases along the left edge of the controller.

    • Rotate the spudger toward the front of the controller, prying the two cases apart.

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    • Insert a spudger between the front and rear cases, near the headphone jack.

    • Rotate the spudger toward the front of the controller to pry the two cases apart.

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    • Grasp the controller by the battery compartment and the headphone jack.

    • Lift the battery compartment away from the headphone jack, separating the rear case from the front case and logic board.

    • The battery contact springs are held in place by slots in the battery housing in the rear case. Be sure to realign them properly during reassembly.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to remove the vibration motor cable, moving it upward from its socket on the logic board.

    • Lift the vibration motor out of the front case.

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    • Remove the vibration motor from the other side of the controller using the same method previously described.

    • The right motor has significantly more counterweight than the left motor.

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    • Lifting from the headphone jack and power plug, remove the logic board from the front case.

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    • Orient the controller so that the front of the controller is facing toward you.

    • Lift the bumper panel off the front case.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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