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I have this DualShock controller that had broken wires, but I couldn't find how to connect each cable on this board that seems to be a CHS-401, so I went to the trouble of finding how and here it is.

Hope to help somebody.

Parts

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  1. First, check that the connection port of your controller (whether wireless or not) has all the pins. If you have a wired controller (a controller with a cable that connects directly to your console) try bending it in different directions. This may recconect broken connections within the controller cabel and could be a temporary fix.
    • First, check that the connection port of your controller (whether wireless or not) has all the pins.

    • If you have a wired controller (a controller with a cable that connects directly to your console) try bending it in different directions. This may recconect broken connections within the controller cabel and could be a temporary fix.

  2. Flip Over Controller and remove all 6 screws from the bottom of the controller. Flip Over Controller and remove all 6 screws from the bottom of the controller.
    • Flip Over Controller and remove all 6 screws from the bottom of the controller.

  3. Once the screws are removed, carefully pry the controller open with your hands. Remove the screw holding the circuit board in place.
    • Once the screws are removed, carefully pry the controller open with your hands.

    • Remove the screw holding the circuit board in place.

  4. Carefully remove the circuit board from the front cover of the controller.
    • Carefully remove the circuit board from the front cover of the controller.

  5. Analyze the rubber pads for any debris that may be getting in the way of the black pads. These make an electrical connection on the pad and may not be contacting properly.
    • Analyze the rubber pads for any debris that may be getting in the way of the black pads. These make an electrical connection on the pad and may not be contacting properly.

  6. Examine the flexible trigger board itself for any dirt or debris that could get in the rubber button pad's way.
    • Examine the flexible trigger board itself for any dirt or debris that could get in the rubber button pad's way.

  7. Check the connection of the flexible trigger board to the main circuit board of your controller.
    • Check the connection of the flexible trigger board to the main circuit board of your controller.

  8. If the previous steps are all covered and you are still facing difficulties in getting your buttons to work, consider replacing the main circuit board or flexible trigger board.
    • If the previous steps are all covered and you are still facing difficulties in getting your buttons to work, consider replacing the main circuit board or flexible trigger board.

  9. Reverse the disassembly steps until the controller is back to its original state. Plug the controller into the console and test whether the fix worked.
    • Reverse the disassembly steps until the controller is back to its original state. Plug the controller into the console and test whether the fix worked.

  10. Here it is how it should be connected. Here it is how it should be connected.
    • Here it is how it should be connected.

Conclusion

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

Bruno Melo

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