DualShock 3 Analog Stick Covers Replacement

Replace your PS3 controller's rubberized analog stick cover.

Use this guide to replace the molded analog joystick covers on a DualShock 3 controller. The electronic joysticks are soldered to the controller board.

Edit Step 1 Rear Cover  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the five 7.2 mm Phillips screws securing the rear cover to the controller.

Edit Step 1 Rear Cover  ¶ 

  • Remove the five 7.2 mm Phillips screws securing the rear cover to the controller.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Push the center of the rear cover (between the two analog sticks) and slightly lift the lower edge of it away from the rest of the controller.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Push the center of the rear cover (between the two analog sticks) and slightly lift the lower edge of it away from the rest of the controller.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Push the rear cover slightly toward the top edge of the controller to clear the front edge of the #2 triggers.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Push the rear cover slightly toward the top edge of the controller to clear the front edge of the #2 triggers.

  • Pull the rear cover away from the rest of the controller, being careful not to pop off the #2 triggers.

  • If you happen to accidentally pop off the trigger buttons, we have a trigger button guide to reattach them.

Edit Step 4 Battery  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Lift the battery off the motherboard for enough clearance to access the battery connector.

Edit Step 4 Battery  ¶ 

  • Lift the battery off the motherboard for enough clearance to access the battery connector.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Carefully pull the battery connector away from its socket on the motherboard.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Carefully pull the battery connector away from its socket on the motherboard.

  • It may be helpful to use a pair of tweezers or pliers to grab the battery connector when you disconnect it for the first time.

Edit Step 6 Motherboard Assembly  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the single 7.2 mm Phillips screw securing the motherboard to the front cover.

Edit Step 6 Motherboard Assembly  ¶ 

  • Remove the single 7.2 mm Phillips screw securing the motherboard to the front cover.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Slide the trigger button retainers slightly away from the front cover.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Slide the trigger button retainers slightly away from the front cover.

  • Remove the #1 button on both sides.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Pull the vibration motor retainers away from the front cover to dislodge the motherboard assembly.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Pull the vibration motor retainers away from the front cover to dislodge the motherboard assembly.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the motherboard assembly from the front cover.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • Remove the motherboard assembly from the front cover.

  • When removing the motherboard assembly, try not to tilt the front cover upside down as the buttons and their covers may fall out.

Edit Step 10 Analog Stick Covers  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Pull the analog stick covers straight up off the joystick posts attached to the motherboard.

Edit Step 10 Analog Stick Covers  ¶ 

  • Pull the analog stick covers straight up off the joystick posts attached to the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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be careful with the connector, it was hard at the first time to take it away, i was close to break the wire

Mugen, · Reply

Where can I purchase an Input Board?

Cody, · Reply

Mayabe this help you(Apple iPhone 6 Vibrating Motor Replacement Parts from http://www.laimarket.com/replace-parts-c...)

Raymond,

To safely remove the connector, you can slide a thin screwdriver inside two slots that can be found on top of the connctor housing (the beige colored one), which allow you to push on the connector. Do this slowly, prying first through one slot, then through the other, until the connector is out. This will allow you to remove the connector without pulling by accident on the wires.

Adriana Fulgenzi, · Reply

Most of the times, the only thing you need to repair to fix random key-presses is the soft plastic under the input-board connector to the motherboard.

At step 6 just move the motherboard upwards and you'll be able to see the connector.

Take the black soft-plastic-thing under it, and make it thicker with some tape. ( roll some tape around it 3-4 times - cut the tape properly so it can fit afterwards )

Now put everything back.

Random Presses are gone. Both of my controllers had this problem after a few hot summers and many hours of gameplay... both are fixed now.

Nick Preveza, · Reply

It should be noted that my controller (Australian) has the motors mounted directly the the housing. Once the two retaining screws were removed each motor was connected to the motherboard assembly by the wires alone.

Arthur N, · Reply

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