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  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Rear Cover  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4 Battery  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6 Motherboard Assembly  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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

  • Remove the #1 button on both sides.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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Edit Step 10 Analog Stick Covers  ¶ 

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

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

For more information, check out the DualShock 3 device page.

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Comments Comments are onturn off

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

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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