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Installing DualShock 3 Trigger Buttons
Replace a broken trigger button.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace the plastic trigger buttons. The #2 trigger button has an attached internal spring.
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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.
Before sliding the trigger button retainer back into the rails molded into the front cover, be sure that the cylindrical post attached to the #1 button is sitting flat on the green rubber electronic switch cover. Failure to do so may lead to problems with fit during reassembly, and may cause the controller to not recognize inputs from the #1 button during operation.
The trigger button assembly is properly installed when the lip on the trigger button retainer sits flat against the motherboard.
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