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Introduction

This guide shows how to remove the buttons from the controller, letting the user replace them with new buttons, clean, or customize them.

Use this guide if one or more of the buttons on your device are broken, not responding, or dirty.

Warning: Use caution when placing the joystick face down on the table. The joystick can crack if placed down too hard. Be sure to gently turn the device over and place it face down. It can be helpful to balance the other side of the device to distribute the weight.

Warning: The components on the buttons (plastic tabs, wires, connectors) are very fragile. Handle with care to avoid breaking or damaging it.

Image 1/1: Place the controller face down (buttons and joystick down).
  • Because of the protruding joystick on the top of the controller, make sure to work on a soft surface, or prop the controller up to avoid stress on the joystick.

  • Place the controller face down (buttons and joystick down).

  • Use a Phillips Head #1 screwdriver to remove the eight 9.65 mm screws located on the felt and metal backplate.

  • Do not confuse the four screws in the rubber feet with the eight screws in the felt. The screws in the feet do not need to be removed.

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Image 1/1: Reach under the panel and push upwards on the back panel. Lift it up and remove it from the device.
  • Open the door for the cord storage compartment on the right side of the device.

  • Reach under the panel and push upwards on the back panel. Lift it up and remove it from the device.

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Image 1/1: Repeat for second clear rubber casing.
  • Remove the clear rubber casing around the wire connector by lifting the casing up and moving it up along the wire.

  • Repeat for second clear rubber casing.

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Image 1/2: A slight wiggling motion might help remove the wire from the connector. Image 2/2: Make sure to keep track of which wires go to what button slot location.
  • Gently grasp and lift up on the metal section of the wire to remove the wire from the button connector.

  • A slight wiggling motion might help remove the wire from the connector.

  • Make sure to keep track of which wires go to what button slot location.

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Image 1/2: The plastic tabs on the buttons are extremely fragile, handle with care. Image 2/2: Slightly push the button down, out of the controller until it slides out.
  • Gently depress the two plastic tabs on both of the sides of the button casing.

  • The plastic tabs on the buttons are extremely fragile, handle with care.

  • Slightly push the button down, out of the controller until it slides out.

  • During re-assembly, make sure the button tabs align with the slots in the casing when inserting the button back in.

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Conclusion

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

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