Introduction

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

Image 1/2: Lift up and remove the controller back plate. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/2: Keep in mind that the red and black battery wires are attached to the motherboard. Handle these with care. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/3: Set aside the mini-motherboards so that the vibration motor wire connections are accessible. Image 2/3: Set aside the mini-motherboards so that the vibration motor wire connections are accessible. Image 3/3: 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.

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

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Image 1/1: Use [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|this guide] for further details on how to solder.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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