DualShock 3 Analog Stick Covers Replacement
Replace your PS3 controller's rubberized analog stick cover.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace the molded analog joystick covers on a DualShock 3 controller. The electronic joysticks are soldered to the controller board.
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Remove the five 7.2 mm Phillips screws securing the rear cover to the controller.
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.
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.
Lift the battery off the motherboard for enough clearance to access the battery connector.
Remove the single 7.2 mm Phillips screw securing the motherboard to the front cover.
Slide the trigger button retainers slightly away from the front cover.
Remove the #1 button on both sides.
Pull the vibration motor retainers away from the front cover to dislodge the motherboard assembly.