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  1. 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.
    • 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. 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. 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.

  3. Unplug the black and red wires from the power port located on the motherboard. Remove the old battery from the controller. Remove the old battery from the controller.
    • Unplug the black and red wires from the power port located on the motherboard.

    • Remove the old battery from the controller.

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

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

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

  7. 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. Do not turn the front shell cover upside down after completing this step, because some of the buttons may fall out.
    • 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. Remove the old buttons, and replace them with new ones using a pair of tweezers. Remove the old buttons, and replace them with new ones using a pair of tweezers.
    • 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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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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