Introduction

This guide shows the steps required to replace the vibration motors in a PS3 Wireless Afterglow Controller.

Lay the controller face down on a flat surface and remove the seven 9mm Phillips #0 screws on the back of the controller. Lift up and remove the controller back plate.
  • Lay the controller face down on a flat surface and remove the seven 9mm Phillips #0 screws on the back of the controller.

  • Lift up and remove the controller back plate.

Carefully remove the battery by lifting it straight up from its place. Keep in mind that the red and black battery wires are attached to the motherboard. Handle these with care.
  • Carefully remove the battery by lifting it straight up from its place.

  • Keep in mind that the red and black battery wires are attached to the motherboard. Handle these with care.

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Unscrew the four 9mm Phillips #0 screws that are attached to both joy stick control mini-motherboards. There are two screws for each mini-motherboard.
  • Unscrew the four 9mm Phillips #0 screws that are attached to both joy stick control mini-motherboards. There are two screws for each mini-motherboard.

Jiggle both joy stick control mini-motherboards out of their holding place. Set aside the mini-motherboards so that the vibration motor wire connections are accessible. Set aside the mini-motherboards so that the vibration motor wire connections are accessible.
  • Jiggle both joy stick control mini-motherboards out of their holding place.

  • Set aside the mini-motherboards so that the vibration motor wire connections are accessible.

Pull both vibration motors straight up from their holding place. Pull both vibration motors straight up from their holding place.
  • Pull both vibration motors straight up from their holding place.

Use the soldering tool to heat the solder connecting the red and black vibration motor wires to the motherboard to detach the vibration motors.
  • Use the soldering tool to heat the solder connecting the red and black vibration motor wires to the motherboard to detach the vibration motors.

  • Use this guide for further details on how to solder.

Conclusion

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

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