Introduction

Often, through expected usage, an analog stick may become dislodged or misaligned on the DualShock 2 Wireless controller. This guide will show how to remove the faulty stick and realign it.

  1. Remove the battery cover by pressing down on the release tab.
    • Remove the battery cover by pressing down on the release tab.

    • Remove the batteries.

    • It may be useful to use a small object to prop the controller during this fix.

    • For your safety and for the safety of the device, never work on the controller while it is still powered.

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  2. Remove the six 7.8 mm anchoring screws from the back casing of the controller using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the six 7.8 mm anchoring screws from the back casing of the controller using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Pull apart the outer casing by hand, or by using a plastic opening tool, from the bottom of the controller.

    • Be mindful not to sever the connection between the battery pack attached to the back casing and the internal board

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    • Remove the two 6.1 mm screws holding the internal analog stick board and the front of the controller together.

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    • Lift the analog stick board away from the front of the controller.

    • Remove the detached or loose analog stick for realignment.

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    • Realign the analog stick by pushing the removed stick back into its chassis with focus on pushing it in at the new, desired resting angle. You should feel or hear a small click if done correctly.

    • The stick may not immediately click into place under the pressure. Instead of pushing harder, try rotating the stick 90 degrees and pushing down again.

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Conclusion

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

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