Tireless hours of gameplay can take it's tool on a good game controller and for those who can't afford to replace their controller's due have other options.
I've created a guide for those of you who would like to try this method and have also provided a video tutorial which is contained in this post.
1) A current Xbox 360 controller
2) A new back plate
3) A new face plate
4) A new "back" button
5) a new "start" button
6) A Torx T8 Security Screwdriver
The other items should be included with your controller as long as the seller provides the packing with your shell.
1) Ever so tenderly remove the micro chip and associated components (it's one big piece) 2) Place the micro chip and associated components to the side (you will need it for a later step) 3) There are components behind this piece that will now be loose. DO NOT flip over the controller.
Remove the Rubber Covering and all buttons from within the case including the Xbox centre button and the A, B, X and Y buttons making sure that they are placed in the new shell in that order.
Unscrew the D Pad and click the back of the D pad out, the front will fall out after.
Remove the bumper, and put the shell aside as you will not be needing it anymore.
Place the A,B,X, and Y buttons in the front panel of the new shell NOTE: with the front of the "front panel" facing down the Y (yellow) is on the top, X (blue) is on the right, B (red) is on the left, and A (green) is on the bottom. place the "back" and "start" buttons in the front panel of the new shell NOTE: with the front of the "front panel" facing down the "back" button will be on the right and the "start" button will be on the left
Place the Xbox power button in it's housing in the new shell
Snap the two pieces of the D pad back in place and place the silicone cover over the buttons.
Place your new trigger buttons on the shell and fit them into place.
Clean and place the bumper back into place.
Place the board back into place.
Now it's time to remove the back triggers.
place a screw driver inside the hole of the trigger and push to one side remove the trigger and it should slip off nicely.
now that's done use the same method to replace the triggers and press both left and right triggers to make sure that they are in working order.
fit the motor back into place and replace the back panel, make sure that everything fits and screw the screws back into your new caseing.
now all thats left to do is replace the battery and start playing.
If you're having anymore trouble or just need to ask a question leave a comment below.