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DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement

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  1. DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Unclip the right end of the middle trim: step 1, image 1 of 2 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Unclip the right end of the middle trim: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect and power down your controller before you begin.

    • Insert an opening pick underneath the middle trim at the bottom-right corner of the controller to release the clips securing it to the case.

  2. DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Unclip the lower-right edge of the middle trim: step 2, image 1 of 3 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Unclip the lower-right edge of the middle trim: step 2, image 2 of 3 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Unclip the lower-right edge of the middle trim: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick along the lower-right edge of the middle trim to release the clips securing it to the case.

  3. DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Unclip the left end of the middle trim: step 3, image 1 of 2 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Unclip the left end of the middle trim: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Insert an opening pick underneath the middle trim at the bottom-left corner of the controller to release the clips securing it to the case.

  4. DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Unclip the lower-left edge of the middle trim: step 4, image 1 of 3 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Unclip the lower-left edge of the middle trim: step 4, image 2 of 3 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Unclip the lower-left edge of the middle trim: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick along the lower-left edge of the middle trim to release the clips securing it to the case.

  5. DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Remove the middle trim: step 5, image 1 of 3 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Remove the middle trim: step 5, image 2 of 3 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Remove the middle trim: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingers to lift up the bottom edge of the middle trim to release the remaining clips.

    • Lift the middle trim over the joysticks to remove it.

    • During reassembly, position the middle trim into place and press along all edges to engage the clips securing it to the controller.

  6. DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Remove the L1 button: step 6, image 1 of 3 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Remove the L1 button: step 6, image 2 of 3 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Remove the L1 button: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the flat end of your spudger into the gap above the L1 button.

    • Cover the button with your thumb to prevent it from ejecting across the room.

    • Pry the spudger upward to remove the L1 button.

  7. DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Remove the R1 button: step 7, image 1 of 3 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Remove the R1 button: step 7, image 2 of 3 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Remove the R1 button: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the flat end of your spudger into the gap above the R1 button.

    • Cover the button with your thumb to prevent it from ejecting across the room.

    • Pry the spudger upward to remove the R1 button.

  8. DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Remove the case screws: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 6.5 mm screws securing the bottom corners of the lower case.

  9. DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 6.5 mm screws behind the L1 and R1 buttons.

  10. DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Unclip the rear case: step 10, image 1 of 3 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Unclip the rear case: step 10, image 2 of 3 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Unclip the rear case: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Use the pointed edge of a spudger to unclip the two clips on either side of the headset jack.

  11. DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Remove the rear case: step 11, image 1 of 2 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Remove the rear case: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Use your hands to carefully pull the rear case off of the controller.

    • During reassembly, make sure the red and black vibration motor wires are not pinched between the front and rear case.

  12. DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Reposition the battery: step 12, image 1 of 2 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Reposition the battery: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the battery out of its bracket and reposition it to the right for better access to the battery connector.

    • Don't strain the battery cables.

  13. DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 13, image 1 of 2 DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 13, image 2 of 2
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    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

    • Don't pull on the wires to disconnect the battery.

  14. DualSense Controller v2 Battery Replacement, Remove the battery: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery.

Conclusion

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

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Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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