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.

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    • 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.

    briancaraher - Reply

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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