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DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement

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This guide is retained solely for historical purposes. Use the updated version of the guide to perform your repair.

What you need

  1. DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement, Outer Shell: step 1, image 1 of 3 DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement, Outer Shell: step 1, image 2 of 3 DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement, Outer Shell: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  2. DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • Pull the ribbon cable out of the motherboard port to fully separate the two halves, using a pair of tweezers.

  3. DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 1 of 3 DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 2 of 3 DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Unplug the black and red wires from the power port located on the motherboard.

    • Remove the old battery from the controller.

  4. DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the 6.43mm screw connecting the motherboard to the inner workings of the controller, using a Phillips-Head screwdriver.

  5. DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Unhook the battery case from the motherboard, and pull it off.

  6. DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement, Buttons: step 6, image 1 of 3 DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement, Buttons: step 6, image 2 of 3 DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement, Buttons: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Pull out the second ribbon cable to separate the inner workings from the top of the outer shell.

  7. DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 3 DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 3 DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  8. DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 DualShock 4 CHU-ZCT2U Buttons Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
    Buy
    • Remove the old buttons, and replace them with new ones using a pair of tweezers.

Conclusion

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

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Where can I buy cuh zct2e spares from please

Paramdeep Dhaliwal - Reply

Can’t see an updated guide, and this one worked perfectly fine. Used to replace the buttons on a knock-off DualShock 4 from AliExpress. Construction was largely the same, only devoid of a screw anchoring the battery cradle. Would argue this was an extremely easy repair!

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