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First, check that the connection port of your controller (whether wireless or not) has all the pins. If you have a wired controller (a controller with a cable that connects directly to your counsel) try bending it in different directions. This may recconect broken connections within the controller cabel and could be a temporary fix.
  • First, check that the connection port of your controller (whether wireless or not) has all the pins.

  • If you have a wired controller (a controller with a cable that connects directly to your counsel) try bending it in different directions. This may recconect broken connections within the controller cabel and could be a temporary fix.

If it's missing a pin, then what do you do?

Terry Lopez - Reply

Some models of the DualShock2 controllers could be missing the pin circled in the picture. After doing some online searching, I found the pin slot circled in the picture is the connector for a white wire, which is listed as unused for some controller models. -So if your controller is only missing that one, and the other 8 pins are in their place (and straight) you should be fine. However if you believe you are missing a pin. I really don't see a way you could replace the individual pins with out breaking the case for the entire connector port. I would buy a new one at that point, maybe keep the old controller for its guts. (assuming the only problem is the pins)

stevon shaw - Reply

Flip Over Controller and remove all 6 screws from the bottom of the controller. Flip Over Controller and remove all 6 screws from the bottom of the controller.
  • Flip Over Controller and remove all 6 screws from the bottom of the controller.

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Once the screws are removed, carefully pry the controller open with your hands. Remove the screw holding the circuit board in place. Once the screws are removed, carefully pry the controller open with your hands. Remove the screw holding the circuit board in place.
  • Once the screws are removed, carefully pry the controller open with your hands. Remove the screw holding the circuit board in place.

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Carefully remove the circuit board from the front cover of the controller.
  • Carefully remove the circuit board from the front cover of the controller.

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Analyze the rubber pads for any debris that may be getting in the way of the black pads. These make an electrical connection on the pad and may not be contacting properly.
  • Analyze the rubber pads for any debris that may be getting in the way of the black pads. These make an electrical connection on the pad and may not be contacting properly.

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Examine the flexible trigger board itself for any dirt or debris that could get in the rubber button pad's way.
  • Examine the flexible trigger board itself for any dirt or debris that could get in the rubber button pad's way.

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Check the connection of the flexible trigger board to the main circuit board of your controller.
  • Check the connection of the flexible trigger board to the main circuit board of your controller.

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If the previous steps are all covered and you are still facing difficulties in getting your buttons to work, consider replacing the main circuit board or flexible trigger board.
  • If the previous steps are all covered and you are still facing difficulties in getting your buttons to work, consider replacing the main circuit board or flexible trigger board.

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Reverse the disasembly steps until controller is back to its original state. Plug controller into counsel and test whether your fix worked.
  • Reverse the disasembly steps until controller is back to its original state. Plug controller into counsel and test whether your fix worked.

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how open this in first foto.

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