DualShock 3 Battery Replacement

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This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.

Replace your DualShock 3's lithium battery.

Use this guide to replace the internal lithium battery inside PlayStation 3 controllers.

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Edit Step 1 Rear Cover  ¶ 

  • Remove the five 7.2 mm Phillips screws securing the rear cover to the controller.

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Push the center of the rear cover (between the two analog sticks) and slightly lift the lower edge of it away from the rest of the controller.

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Push the rear cover slightly toward the top edge of the controller to clear the front edge of the #2 triggers.

  • Pull the rear cover away from the rest of the controller, being careful not to pop off the #2 triggers.

  • If you happen to accidentally pop off the trigger buttons, we have a trigger button guide to reattach them.

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Edit Step 4 Battery  ¶ 

  • Lift the battery off the motherboard for enough clearance to access the battery connector.

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Carefully pull the battery connector away from its socket on the motherboard.

  • It may be helpful to use a pair of tweezers or pliers to grab the battery connector when you disconnect it for the first time.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the DualShock 3 device page.

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Comments Comments are onturn off

I got the shell separated but unfortunately snapped the lil plastic clip on the rear of the controller's bottom half. a lil super glue and treezers fixed tht up nicely...Thanks for the help

KUDOS to you!!!

Rob (rjmat42)

Robert, · Reply

I have different battery on my second controller, battery itself have pins to connect it with board, no more white plastic holder :/

Raf, · Reply

be careful with the connector, it was hard at the first time to take it away, i was close to break the wire

Mugen, · Reply

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