Introduction

Use this guide to replace the 3.7 lithium-ion battery inside the DualShock 4.

Using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver, remove the four 6.0 mm screws securing the rear cover to the controller.
  • Using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver, remove the four 6.0 mm screws securing the rear cover to the controller.

  • Do not forcefully loosen the screws, as it will amount to permanent damage of the threads, making removal impossible.

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Beginning with the left shoulder: Pinch the left shoulder of the controller to introduce an opening. Wedge a plastic opening tool into the opening and slide it up towards the joystick.
  • Beginning with the left shoulder:

    • Pinch the left shoulder of the controller to introduce an opening.

    • Wedge a plastic opening tool into the opening and slide it up towards the joystick.

    • Pull down on the plier to crack open the casing.

  • Repeat these steps for the right shoulder.

Shoulders are where L1/L2/R1/R2 are, not the %#*@ handles. Confusing instructions.

foxhoundunit89 - Reply

Quick tip: Be VERY careful at this step not to dislodge the tiny spring attached to the L2/R2 buttons. While removing the cover, it's easy to pull off either L2/R2 button. Inadvertently pulling off either button will also remove the tiny spring as well. While not too difficult to reassemble, it's not obvious where the spring goes as the spring is almost completely hidden along the side of the button (on the inside).

I just successfully completed analog stick replacements for two controllers. I completed the first repair without any trouble but managed to dislodge (and almost lose) the spring on the second time around. Needless to say, I spent some time trying to figure out where the spring is supposed to go (no photos of this anywhere). By sheer luck, I figured it out on my own. :)

Good luck and take your time--especially the first time!

Michael Whang - Reply

couldn't have posted pics for me? :D

kimsballs -

Golden tip but I would add a thing or two.

Most probably both triggers R1&R2 will stay in lower half of the pad case with springs hanging there.

You must take them of their lower case sockets before assembly and fit them bellow L1&L2

When you feel click when fitting them and spring works like on normal assembled pad you're done.

If thats not the case do not try to assemble lower casing half as triggers will not work properly.

Simon -

if you lost the springs unfortunately, the triggers would still work but it is harder to get to the precise digital press. In other words you will have hard time to create a light press than a hard press.

meaningless -

Wedge a plastic opening tool into the case-splittings and pull down to crack open the casing near the following buttons: Share button Options button
  • Wedge a plastic opening tool into the case-splittings and pull down to crack open the casing near the following buttons:

    • Share button

    • Options button

  • Split the plastic covers of the controller apart, taking note that they will still be attached by circuit board ribbons.

  • Three small pieces are often released from the framework. To prevent loss, maintain a controlled work field.

    • 2 Trigger Springs

    • 1 Grey Reset Button Extension

You can't just pull the casing halves apart. There is a plastic bar that is part of the casing and separates the L1 and R1 buttons from the L2 and R2 buttons. To get this loose, pull the casing outward perpendicular to the L and R buttons until you can slide the L2 and R2 buttons from behind the plastic bar.

dzturbd - Reply

SO yesterday replaced the thumb stick on my controller, and now the R2 button is stuck, know any way to remedy this?

ScootsMcgoots -

I know you put a warning, but I lost the grey reset button extension. Any idea where to get a replacement part?

miamiman77 - Reply

Hey, not even sure when you wrote this, but wanted to share my solution for this problem. I lost one of my reset button rubber pieces when I was doing a different repair, and found that a standard bamboo skewer is just about the perfect diameter to function as a replacement. Just cut it to the proper length and you should be able to get it in there and get your reset functionality back.

tcbrekke -

You don't really need it. A long paper clip will work fine.

Ron Smith - Reply

I've removed and changed all buttons all seemed ok but now the options and share button don't work, as in when I pressed them down there is no longer a click (bounce) I'm certain it's back in the correct place and I don't think they can be put the wrong way up, does anyone have any advice please :)

Rachel - Reply

My share button stopped 'clicking'. When I stripped the controller down I noticed a small copper coloured dimple on the motherboard was depressed instead of proud like the one for the options button. With bluetack I was able to pull it out but each time I tested it with my finger it clicked once and stayed depressed. I don't think there is a permanent solution to this as it's probably metal fatigue or similar so i put a tiny bit of blue tack overy the dimple so the plunger could push that bit further and hopefully pull it out each time. Seems to work as I reassemble the controller. Fingers crossed it holds out a while! I'd love to know if someone else had a different solution.

The5HD -

Detach the motherboard ribbon connecting the two sides of the controller by using your fingers. After the two halves are separated, place the top of the controller off to the side. After the two halves are separated, place the top of the controller off to the side.
  • Detach the motherboard ribbon connecting the two sides of the controller by using your fingers.

  • After the two halves are separated, place the top of the controller off to the side.

can you share the battery dimension?

luxusmirajane - Reply

Using the blunt forceps, remove the battery plug by gently rocking the forceps side-by-side to loosen the plug. After removal of the plug from the motherboard, the battery can be lifted off of the controller. Hasty removal of the battery plug could warp the plastic grips of the plug.
  • Using the blunt forceps, remove the battery plug by gently rocking the forceps side-by-side to loosen the plug.

  • After removal of the plug from the motherboard, the battery can be lifted off of the controller.

  • Hasty removal of the battery plug could warp the plastic grips of the plug.

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Conclusion

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

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My Dualshock 4 wont turn on after the battery replacement.

Any idea on why this happened?

Alexander - Reply

have you tried to charge it?

Mohamed Aden -

I had a problem with my console but with your guide it is possible to solve this one I think.

Praska - Reply

The only replacement battery option listed in the 'relevant parts' section of the guide is for a used battery. Here is a a link to a new replacement battery for those that don't want to do this again in a few months. It is higher capacity than the OEM battery (1300mAh instead of 1000mAh) so it will last longer. Hope this helps!

New Replacement Battery for Dualshock 4 Controller

Mike - Reply

My samsung galaxy tab 2 7inch screen goes black help

clarissa owens - Reply

I found a replacement battery here, you have to mod the tray a little, but it works like a champ and doubles the life.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PS4-Controller-B...

binazriel - Reply

The x button on my controller want working properly so I ordered new rubber mounts. I followed the guide, taking my time to make sure I didn't damage anything.

With the new rubber in place I put everything back together and the controller was working fine but now I've realised it doesn't charge. The battery goes completely dead and switches off. If I then connect it with usb cable it doesn't charge but will turn on the controller for maybe 10 seconds before switching off again.

Anyone any idea what is going on? Thanks.

Kenny - Reply

my controller is not starting today

Harry Patidar - Reply

Did this fix to the letter, controller works now but the light bar does not and I'm unsure if it charges. It shows it's fully charged. Could it be that the micro-usb connection is frapped?

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