Elite control Paddles not click in
Where i can find xbox elite controller parts (paddles board buttons)?
Finally managed to fix my own unclicking jump paddle button. You will need to follow this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ3qnxTi... where he shows you how to disassemble an elite controller. You will need two sizes of Torx screwdrivers (star): T-8 for the 5 outside screws, and a T-6 for the PCB you will need to remove that sits behind the tiny green buttons. T-6 is so tiny I had to borrow it from work so good luck with that one.
The part in the video he seems to skip is the most important: pulling off the back plate of controller. Once you have removed the five screws and the face plate, there is nothing really holding the back plate on anymore. The triggers are a little bit, so depress them and separating the plate will be easier. Do it GENTLY though, because there will still be a tiny circuit cable (ribbon), like in a laptop, connecting the two pieces that you do NOT want to break. I didn't bother disconnecting the ribbon since it seems glued to both halves, just kept them near each other.
Putting the back plate back on was a real pain, because I was making it harder than it really was. Seemed like I had to pull and click the back plate off with some slight force, so I figured I had to click it back in place. Turns out, it was just the triggers causing resistance pulling the plate off. In putting it back on, the plate really just sits there, so as long as the screw holes are lined up perfectly, and the battery prongs are back in the battery cage, you are good. Just make sure you turn off the hair trigger switch, and depress the triggers for easy reinstallation.
For the actual fix, I noticed that all the aluminum tent bubbles on the PCB that sits behind the tiny green buttons had these tiny black dots in the middle of them, barely wider than a hair. The broken one was missing this it seemed. On closer inspection, it had slid off towards the side of the aluminum "hump" (the actual button that the green rubber pushes on). All of these "humps" push, or click in, with you fingernail, hence the clicking of the paddle. The one without the proper black dot however at first didn't seem to click. Turns out, it did click, but needed more pressure.
What you need to do to fix this, is scrape the tiny, microscopic-like black dot back to the center. It's a super tiny marble or something that focuses the pressure to the center of the aluminum hump, allowing it to depress easier. My fingernail was too big to scrape it at first, and it wasn't working. I had to use the edge of a knife to center it. Once it was centered, however, my fingernail would move it. It seems much more loose than it should be probably, so I'm not sure how long my "fix" is going to work before I end up having to redo it again. I think as long as I don't repeatedly mash on the jump paddle too hard again, it should be good for a while. I hope this helps, and good luck!
UPDATE: 1/14/2017 - Lots of gaming and still works great. Some of the bolt action guns weren't firing for Battlefield 1 when the hair triggers were turned on. Thought I messed something up, but many were having this problem. Turns out, just have to adjust the activation range in controller settings. 100% activation at an 80-85% pull as in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15YKkPys...
Mine worked at 85%. No more problems at all. Also, as you can see in the video, they fixed their plasma gun not charging since it wasn't detecting a full 100% pull.
My black dot was also shoved over to a corner. I was able to get it back centered but it would not stay there. I then used a sharp fresh xacto blade and made a small slit in the membrane above the dot. Then using a needle I put a very small drop of supper glue in that opening. Now I get a good "click" on the button.
Doing some research I think I found the actual tactile switch part. If you or someone can de-solder the old broken one off and solder on a new switch on this is a path to replace a bad switch. Its a Panasonic Electronic Components switch with part number(s):
EVP-AWBD2A (160 gf operating force)
EVP-AWCD2A (240gf operating force),
EVP-AWED2A (320 gf operationg force).
These are available at DigiKey for about $0.62 for each one. I would try the lowest force BD2A or the middle CD2A part. Both are rated at 500,000 cycles.
Mine stopped working after about 1.5 years of daily usage.. I've added a picture here of the paddle UMB in question where you can see a damaged SW1 (had assigned it to jump!). I've reassembled it and re-assigned buttons to play with only 3 paddles while searching to find a replacement UMB online.
Ring Microsoft. I've had 2 controllers changed!
They said that's it's past the Warrenty, but I kicked off and said that's unacceptable for a premium product.
I've had a 360 controller which lasted 7 years!!!!!!
They agreed in the end to replace both controllers, and had the replacements in about a week from sending mine off each time.
So I'd expect this type of controller to last at least a couple of years easily.
You can use the clause (depending if the laws are the same) not fit for purpose!
Sure there's lots of great advise, but I get really annoyed that this stiff happens, and they try and shy away from it.
Once you get another one in return, you got a fresh Warrenty.
Just finding this post now and slightly concerned to try the fix on my own since the product costs $150.00. I’m not worried about the take down so much but more worried about the fix and reassembly. If I screw this up, my working controller (with 1 paddle not clicking, still functioning though, just not clicking) becomes a broken paper weight. Can anyone speak on how easy this whole process is? or should I just deal with the P1 not clicking?
Thanks to everyone for the info so far.
I went ahead and attempted the fix on my own and was successful. This is not very difficult and there are videos on youtube explaining the entire breakdown of the controller. Since the fix, I even had to replace a broken bumper. I was familiar with the process and was able to replace that as well.
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