Are controller shells interchangeable?

Discus and support Are controller shells interchangeable? in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; I have the original Xbox One controller (purchase in 2014 with the console), but the shell/ casing has broken. I've found a few replacement shells on... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by CrypticDan, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. CrypticDan
    CrypticDan Guest

    Are controller shells interchangeable?


    I have the original Xbox One controller (purchase in 2014 with the console), but the shell/ casing has broken. I've found a few replacement shells on eBay (referred to as the 'Xbox One S' controller) and wondered if I'd be able to use them on the original
    controller?

    On the newer design the area around the 'guide' button is part of the controller 'faceplate', but on the original controller it's a separate module, so can I just buy a newer design shell and change it over? Or are the screw holes and overall fitment different
    on the newer design?

    - Dan

    :)
     
    CrypticDan, Oct 6, 2019
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  2. The1337gamer Win User

    controller cases?

  3. XBF Erick C Win User

    Are controller shells interchangeable?

    Hey there CrypticDan,

    Thank you for reaching out to us on the forums, Of course we would not recommend opening up your controller as you could damage the device in the process.

    Also, please keep the Xbox Forums Guidelines when posting on the threads as to not break them,

    22) Please do not discuss or post links to any topic that could violate the 'Terms Of Use'. Including any threads or posts regarding modifying the way your Xbox operates such 'modding' and/or 'chipping' your
    Xbox or otherwise altering the way it is intended to operate. This includes ANY discussion of self-repair. Please only suggest official support procedures as noted on official support pages on Xbox.com.


    We will go ahead and lock this thread to prevent further suggestions to modify the devices.

    Happy Gaming!
  4. AngelObullets Win User

    Are controller shells interchangeable?

    I don't recall them being interchangeable and I wouldn't recommend it personally due to different versions of the controller board and controllers ect
  5. Yombi GS Win User

    Are controller shells interchangeable?

    i think you can change them but im not totaly sure.
  6. ElectroFlying Win User

    Oh... controller woes....

    The matterial the shells are made from is different. (ABS plastic etc)

    You can feel the difference by pressing your thumb nail along the shell just under the thumb sticks. The 360 shell is tough and resists pressure like it should while the X1 shell does not and will flex inwards, even in an area where it should be structerly
    the strongest.

    Give it a try and listen to all the creaking going on in the X1 controller, now try the 360 controller.

    Loved the Big Duke controller, but both it and the S had the same flaw. The cord would break at the controller. Went through a lot of em over the years.
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