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Introduction

This will show you how to remove the outer shell of the Dualshock 4 so you can replace it or get inside the controller.

  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.

Conclusion

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

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FYI for anyone looking: re-shelling a v1 controller with v2 innards is possible but incredibly time consuming. My 20th anniversary controller died (v3 circuit board) so I transplanted all parts from a PS-Pro controller. It requires lots of cutting and trimming of the shell to match the inner profile of the newer shell to enable it to close up cleanly. There are no cuts or modifications needed to the V2 controller components however, but the new style light bar need migrating across.

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