DualShock 3 Battery Replacement
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Replace your DualShock 3's lithium battery.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace the internal lithium battery inside PlayStation 3 controllers.
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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.
If you happen to accidentally pop off the trigger buttons, we have a trigger button guide to reattach them.
Lift the battery off the motherboard for enough clearance to access the battery connector.