Introduction

Use this guide to replace the thin plastic input board and its plastic frame. A new input board will provide new electrical contacts for every button except for the analog sticks.

Parts

No parts required.

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

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  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Pull the rear cover away from the rest of the controller, being careful not to pop off the #2 triggers. Image 2/2: If you happen to accidentally pop off the trigger buttons, we have a [guide|3253|trigger button guide] to reattach them.
  • 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.

the "trigger button guide" link links back to this page :o

Alexander McMahon - Reply

I accidentally popped a trigger off, and both L1 and R1, because I skimmed and didn't read this step. Fortunately it's not hard. The tricky part with the triggers is that there's a little spring on them. You have to press the side of the spring that's pointing away from the trigger against the sloped surface of the controller (look at the other trigger for reference, if you only popped one off). Then you just slide the trigger on until the "handlebar" bits near the center click into place.

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

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Image 1/1: 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.
  • 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.

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

Thanks Adriana. Good advice. My local battery replacement guy will not touch PS3 controllers.

Arie van der Winden -

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

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

Image 1/3: Remove the #1 button on both sides. Image 2/3: Remove the #1 button on both sides. Image 3/3: Remove the #1 button on both sides.
  • Slide the trigger button retainers slightly away from the front cover.

  • Remove the #1 button on both sides.

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

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.

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Image 1/1: When removing the motherboard assembly, try not to tilt the front cover upside down as the buttons and their covers may fall out.
  • 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.

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  • Carefully push the two vibration motors out of the input board frame.

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  • Lift the input board assembly off the motherboard.

well is it meant to go off so easy so that why it is so stupid its just holding over the mainbord my controller dident charge or start so i removed the cover and lifter it a bit and i put it back and it works i mean who made it so it is free i mean something shuld hold it so it dosent happend to anyone like that happend to me -.- and that whas the problem well good controller i think desent good

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Conclusion

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

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Will a repair guide be available for the newer Dualshock 3 controllers? Because they are vastly different and look to be cheaply made. The CECHZC2U A2 is the one I'm thinking of. I ask becase it's near impossible to find the older better made controllers like the one featured here.

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