Last year our 3 year old Xbox One stopped connecting to the controllers consistently. They would connect, then after a short period drop out, then come back and drop again. I found the closer to the Xbox I got with the controller, the more stable it was.
Everything else appeared to be working perfectly on the Xbox, so was a bit puzzled and frustrated that a 3 year old device was giving this grief, when my 8+ year old PS3 has never missed a beat (apart from controller failing after years of constant abuse).
After doing some research online, found the issue was quite common, yet no-one had managed to get Microsoft to come to the party to fix it.
So everyone was left to their own devices to fix it.
Turns out its a small card in the Xbox which is primarily the Wifi controller, but also handles the controllers wireless connection as well – makes sense.
Swapping this out for another one was the most common fix. So I did it.
Found the replacement part of Ebay for $10NZD, waited 2 months for it to arrive, then spent 30mins installing it using the following guide.
And now have working controllers!!!!!!
It wasn’t hard to do, just more frustrating trying to get the bits of the Xbox apart without breaking them 😉
Hopefully thats the last time I have to take it apart.