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Question Xbox One Controller Battery Corrosion

Roger Wilco

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TLDR: Batteries in controller leaked and now I can only use controller wired.

I almost always use my xbox controller wired to my PC, but I have batteries in there in case I want to get crazy and do a wireless gaming session. I just opened the battery compartment and realized that the batteries leaked a bit. The batteries were barely used and had only been in the controller for a few months. I tried to clean the contacts, but it still only works wired.

Is this a common occurrence with xbox one controllers, or did I get unlucky with the batteries? It's well out of warranty; would it be worthwhile to open the controller up and try a repair job?
 

atifkn

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I think battery corrosion is a common problem when it comes to any consumer electronic device that uses batteries.
 

TheELF

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Go to your local TV/electronics repair person and they will be able to clean the contacts (and/or watch some youtube videos) , if they are really that corroded that you can't clean them they will be able to replace them.

Also buying high quality rechargeable batteries reduces the danger of leaking immensely.
 

fralexandr

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That happened a lot with my TV remotes when I used alkaline batteries. I've never had a problem after cleaning them with 70%+ isopropyl and qtips/cotton swabs. Switching to nimhs stopped that from happening. Running it wired most of the time might have allowed the corrosion to advance further before it was noticed however.
 
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