Introduction

This guide will show you how remove the directional buttons. You can then clean them if they are sticky or replace them if they are broken.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn off the device and take the batteries out. Remove metal sticker under the LCD screen with a spudger.
  • Turn off the device and take the batteries out.

  • Remove metal sticker under the LCD screen with a spudger.

    • This may require a large force to pry off the glued sticker.

Remove the 4 gray screw caps with the spudger. These cover the screw heads and protect from dirt or grime.
  • Remove the 4 gray screw caps with the spudger. These cover the screw heads and protect from dirt or grime.

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Remove the 5 10mm screws with the #00 Phillips screwdriver. These connect the back of the outer shell to the front of the outer shell. Remove the 5 10mm screws with the #00 Phillips screwdriver. These connect the back of the outer shell to the front of the outer shell.
  • Remove the 5 10mm screws with the #00 Phillips screwdriver. These connect the back of the outer shell to the front of the outer shell.

Open battery door. This can be done by gently depressing and sliding the battery down downward.
  • Open battery door. This can be done by gently depressing and sliding the battery down downward.

Use the spudger to separate outer shells.
  • Use the spudger to separate outer shells.

    • The spudger must be inserted between the shell halves to pry the edges apart.

    • Slowly work around the outside to separate the halves.

Remove the silicone directional pad insert from the front outer shell.
  • Remove the silicone directional pad insert from the front outer shell.

  • Clean the buttons with soapy water before reassembling the device.

    • Make sure it is completely dry before placing back into the device.

Conclusion

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

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