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Introduction

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

  1. 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.

  2. Beginning with the left handle: Pinch the left handle 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 handle:

    • Pinch the left handle 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 handle.

  3. 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

  4. Detach the motherboard ribbon connecting the two sides of the controller by pulling it straight out with your fingers. Note the orientation of the cable and make sure it faces the right way when you reconnect it. 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 pulling it straight out with your fingers.

    • Note the orientation of the cable and make sure it faces the right way when you reconnect it.

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

  5. 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.

Conclusion

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

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15 Comments

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

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