Introduction

Use this guide to remove the rear cover of a DualShock 3 controller.

Parts

No parts required.

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

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  3. Press on the rear cover between the analog sticks and slightly lift the lower edge of it away from the rest of the controller.
    • Press on the rear cover between the analog sticks and slightly lift the lower edge of it away from the rest of the controller.

  4. 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.
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

i have a different dualshock 3 than yours. mine is built in a different way and has a different battery

MasterKlaus Produtions (Swe0b) - Reply

Sony did that throughout the Dualshock 3’s production as they found out what would cause them to malfunction and fixed the issue. It should be alright as long as you are able to replace the battery when needed.

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