Thursday, July 14, 2011

Xbox 360 and Original Xbox controller PCB diagrams - for mods or making your own joystick

I did not have this as a reference when attempting my first controller mod or pad hack. This is very handy for any controller mod type, ie: making a custom joystick. There are also many more controller/PCB diagrams on SlagCoin, just posting some of the ones I am currently using or have used in the past for some of my mods. Enjoy!

ps- Diagrams are pretty self explanatory but if you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments sections

Original Xbox S controller (late model)

Original Xbox S controller (earlier model)

Xbox 360 controller (late model)

Xbox 360 controller (earlier model)


  1. Haven't updated in a while, but will answer any questions you have.

  2. hi,

    I want to create a custom controller, any idea what programmable PCB/SOC can do the job ?

  3. is there anyway to add a tact siwtch on the wired 360 controller without having to scrape off the metal plates located on the A button?

  4. Do you know how to do any repairs on the xbox controllers?

    1. I guess it depends on the type of repair!

    2. And this thread is quite inactive...

    3. I have a question about the Late Version of original Xbox controller . On J1 , the top thick black wire coming into the connection, is that the cord shield? Thank you for the helpful photos.

  5. Need help for the wiring in the jack of the 360 controller