How to Look Up an Xbox Controller Serial Number
By Scot Olsen
Updated September 22, 2017
Insurance claims and events like fire and theft necessitate keeping a record of your electronics' serial numbers. Even something as seemingly trivial as a gaming controller needs to be carefully cataloged so you can provide the necessary information in statements and claims. Microsoft has made it relatively painless to ascertain the serial number on the controllers of its gaming console, the Xbox 360.
Locate the battery pack on the back of the controller.
Pinch the pack between your thumb and your index finger, with you index finger depressing the button on the top of the pack.
Pull the battery pack off the back to reveal the battery springs and contacts. The serial number will be written below a bar code toward the bottom of the battery area.
Scot Olsen has been writing for publications since 2005, specializing in technology, photography and cinema. He has contributed to "Reporter Magazine," of Rochester, N.Y., and "The Drive," based in Windsor, Ontario. Olsen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology.