Does your Xbox One controller bumper need fixing? Does the bumper stick when you press it? Are the teeth of the bumper broken or missing? If so, don’t worry we’ve got you covered.
All you need to do is follow these five easy steps and your bumper will be as good as new in no time, it’s not uncommon for console users to accidentally (or even purposefully) damage their controller bumpers, so we compiled this quick how-to guide on how to fix an Xbox One controller bumper with some everyday household items you probably already have on hand.
Step 1: Prepare the tools
You’ll need a few tools to fix your bumper, including a small Phillips head screwdriver, a plastic pry tool, and a pair of tweezers.
You may also need a replacement bumper, which you can find online or at your local electronics store. You should make sure that the part number on the new bumper matches the one on your controller before proceeding with this guide.
Step 2: Remove the bottom rubber coating
Start by unscrewing the back panel of the controller using a Phillips head screwdriver. Next, use a flathead screwdriver to pry off the bottom rubber coating. Be careful not to break the plastic beneath. Once the rubber is removed, you should see two small metal tabs. Gently bend these tabs outward with a pair of needle-nose pliers.
Finally, pull out the plastic plate that covers the buttons. Use your fingers to gently push on the edges until it comes loose from its slot. When done, pop the new bumper into place and replace the screws and side panels before reassembling your controller.
Step 3: Remove the top plastic housing
If your bumper is still attached to the top plastic housing, you’ll need to remove that first. Start by unscrewing the two screws on the back of the controller using a Phillips head screwdriver. Pull off the battery cover and use the same screwdriver to loosen and pry off the top plate. Once it’s removed, you should see something like this
Step 4: Clean it up
Now that you have the bumper off, it’s time to clean it up. Grab a can of compressed air and give the area a good blast. This will remove any dust or debris that might be causing the issue. If the bumper is still not working properly, you may need to replace it. Luckily, replacing the bumper is easy to do! Here are instructions on how to replace your xbox one controller bumper:
1) Remove the original bumper by using a Phillips head screwdriver to remove three screws on either side of the plastic piece.
2) Remove the screw at the top of the circuit board with an allen wrench (or something else with a small tip).
3) Lift up gently on the bottom right side so that it pops out from under its track and then pull it towards you out of its slot. The replacement part should slide into place if done correctly. Reattach the circuit board cover with the screw you removed earlier and voila! You’re done.
Step 5: Add a bit of glue
If your bumper isn’t staying put, you can try adding a bit of glue. We recommend using super glue or epoxy, as they will create a stronger bond. Apply a small amount to the edge of the bumper, being careful not to get any on the controller itself.
Then, press the bumper down and hold it for a few seconds until the glue dries. Again, avoid touching the other parts of the controller while doing this.
Lastly, let go of the bumper and wait a few minutes before playing with it again so that you know how hard to push down on things without having to worry about pressing too hard and popping out your bumpers again.
Step 6: Reassemble and play
Now that you have your controller all fixed up, it’s time to reassemble it and get back to playing your favorite games. Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to do Put the cover on the left side over the left bumper and push down until you hear it snap into place. Then, put the cover on the right side over the right bumper and push down until you hear it snap into place. Reattach the joysticks by pressing them firmly onto each other.
Are your Xbox One controller bumpers not working? If so, don’t worry – you can fix them in just a few minutes with some simple tools. First, check to see if the problem is with the controller itself by trying it on another console or PC. If the issue persists, then it’s time to open up your controller and take a look inside. There are two main parts that you’ll need to focus on: the button assembly and the rubber grommet.