- Step 1: Turn off controller Turn off and disconnect the controller from the USB cord.
- Step 2: Wipe it off Wipe off the controller with a clean dry microfiber to remove any dust, smudges, or dirt.
- Step 3: Use cleaner Spray electronics cleaner onto another clean cloth and wipe off the controller thoroughly to remove any dirt or grime.
- TIP: Spray the cloth until moistened, but not wet. Excess moisture can damage your controller and make it unusable.
- Step 4: Clean the buttons Spray the cleaner onto a cotton swab until moistened and clean each button and trigger to remove grit and oils.
- Step 5: Wipe with alcohol Wipe down the controller with an alcohol swab to remove any remaining oils.
- Step 6: Test the buttons Test the buttons. You may need to open the controller to clean out the interior if buttons are sticking.
- TIP: Taking your controller apart may void the warranty. Check your warranty information before attempting any internal cleaning.
- Step 7: Turn on and test Turn on your controller, check it for functionality, and play your favorite game.
- FACT: The Xbox was first sold in the United States in 2001 for a suggested retail price of $299.99 and was the first console to be ready for online gaming straight out of the box.
You Will Need
- Microfiber cloths
- Electronics cleaner
- Cotton swabs
- Alcohol swabs