How To Make A Modded Xbox 360 Controller
Learn how to make a modded Xbox 360 controller or custom Xbox 360 controller. The Xbox 360 controller can easily be modded by taking it apart and replacing some of the factory parts with modified parts. You can install different color center lights be removing the case and modifying the LED lights in the controller. Follow these easy steps to mod your Xbox 360 controller color.
To mod an Xbox 360 controller, you will need:
- Small Phillips head screwdriver
- Soldering iron
- Fine point tweezers
- Colored LED lights
- Unplug the Xbox 360 controller from the system (if it has a cord) or remove the battery pack. Turn the controller over and locate the six screws, securing the case.
Remove the six screws. You will notice that something is still holding the controller together. Run your finger over the bar code and locate the last screw beneath the bar code sticker. Punch a hole in the sticker with a small Phillips screwdriver and remove the final screw.
Pull the back of the case off, by raising it straight up and setting it down on your workspace. Leave the front of the controller face down so that you don't drop and lose the buttons.
Locate the green LED lights that light up the Xbox button in the center of the controller when it is on. Remove these LED lights by heating up the solder that connects them to the circuit board (with a soldering iron) and then picking them off with a pair of fine point tweezers.
Install new LED lights by placing them in the correct spot on the circuit board (where you removed the old ones) and melting solder on each of the two LED contacts. Ensure that the LED lights that you replace the old ones with are the same size as the ones that you removed.
- Leave the front of the controller facing down and replace the back of the controller on it. Ensure that everything lines up and press the controller together. Replace all seven screws and test each button to ensure that it does not stick. Open the case and adjust any buttons that are not working properly.
Plug the control in and turn it on to see the new colors.
Tips: Replace the case with a case of your color while you have it disassembled, if you choose. Ensure that you transfer the buttons to the new case exactly as they were in the old case.