How to Take Out Xbox 360 Controller Screws

Written by jill lee
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Xbox 360 owners sometimes wish to take apart their controllers to troubleshoot problems or to modify the controllers with extra buttons and features that do not come on the standard controller. The Xbox 360 controller has Torx screws that can make it difficult to take apart without the proper tool. Removing the screws properly can help you access the inner components without damaging your controller.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Torx T8 screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Remove the battery case from the back of the controller: Push down on the button on top of the battery case and pull it away from the main body of the controller.

  2. 2

    Lay the controller face down on a flat surface to keep the buttons in place.

  3. 3

    Remove the seven Torx screws from the back of the controller. These screws are star-shaped and are set deep in the controller. Six of the screws are located along the handles of the controller. The seventh screw is at the bottom of the battery case cavity in the centre of the barcode sticker.

Tips and warnings

  • Purchase a security Torx screwdriver at a home improvement or hardware store.
  • If you do not want to purchase a security Torx screwdriver, you can use a regular Torx screwdriver, but you will have to use a small screwdriver or sturdy piece of wire to break the pin in the centre of each screw. This is a risky process, as it could damage the screws so that you cannot remove them or could void your warranty.

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