Unscrew the four 6.5mm screws, using a Phillips-Head screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the four 6.5mm screws, using a Phillips-Head screwdriver.

  • Pry the two halves of the shell apart using a plastic opening tool.

  • Be careful, as there will be a ribbon connecting the inner workings of the controller. It will not separate into two parts just by pulling apart the shell.

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Pull the ribbon cable out of the motherboard port to fully separate the two halves, using a pair of tweezers.
  • Pull the ribbon cable out of the motherboard port to fully separate the two halves, using a pair of tweezers.

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  • Unplug the black and red wires from the power port located on the motherboard.

  • Remove the old battery from the controller.

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  • Remove the 6.43mm screw connecting the motherboard to the inner workings of the controller, using a Phillips-Head screwdriver.

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  • Unhook the battery case from the motherboard, and pull it off.

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  • Pull out the second ribbon cable to separate the inner workings from the top of the outer shell.

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  • Remove the rubber pads that secure the buttons in place for the arrow buttons, shape buttons, and Playstation Home button.

  • Do not turn the front shell cover upside down after completing this step, because some of the buttons may fall out.

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  • Remove the old buttons, and replace them with new ones using a pair of tweezers.

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Conclusion

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

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