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Introduction

This guide goes over how to replace the controller's main circuit board.

If your TPC-Q044 circuit board starts failing when using your controller, you may want to think about replacing the component. The failure may be a result of bad soldering or missed connections. The replacement of the circuit board is not too complex. A couple of screwdrivers and a spudger will be sufficient to complete this task. There are no warnings or potential hazards when replacing the board.

  1. Slide the rear compartment cover in the direction of the arrow. If replacing batteries, ensure the (+) and (-) on the battery match the (+) and (-) labeled in the battery compartment. If replacing batteries, ensure the (+) and (-) on the battery match the (+) and (-) labeled in the battery compartment.
    • Slide the rear compartment cover in the direction of the arrow.

    • If replacing batteries, ensure the (+) and (-) on the battery match the (+) and (-) labeled in the battery compartment.

  2. Remove the four 4mm screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the four 4mm screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 4mm screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  3. Grip the main body and pull the joystick outwards until the entire front panel pops off. Remove the 6mm screw in the corner of the joystick well using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the 6mm screw in the corner of the joystick well using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Grip the main body and pull the joystick outwards until the entire front panel pops off.

    • Remove the 6mm screw in the corner of the joystick well using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  4. Use a spudger to  pry apart the two halves of the assembly. Work slowly, prying a small section at a time until  the halves are completely separated.
    • Use a spudger to pry apart the two halves of the assembly.

    • Work slowly, prying a small section at a time until the halves are completely separated.

  5. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 4mm screws located on the joystick circuit board underneath the top half of the controller. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 4mm screws located on the joystick circuit board underneath the top half of the controller.
    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 4mm screws located on the joystick circuit board underneath the top half of the controller.

  6. Remove the orange flat cable by pulling the orange tab parallel to the circuit board. Release the blue flat cable by lifting up the white latch with a spudger. Release the blue flat cable by lifting up the white latch with a spudger.
    • Remove the orange flat cable by pulling the orange tab parallel to the circuit board.

    • Release the blue flat cable by lifting up the white latch with a spudger.

  7. Remove the two 6mm screws at the base of the ring using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Pull towards the base of the controller to release the black wire from the connector on the circuit board. Pull the ring apart from the rest of the controller.
    • Remove the two 6mm screws at the base of the ring using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Pull towards the base of the controller to release the black wire from the connector on the circuit board.

    • Pull the ring apart from the rest of the controller.

  8. Remove the two 3mm screws on the V-clip using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the V-clip from the device. Remove the V-clip from the device.
    • Remove the two 3mm screws on the V-clip using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Remove the V-clip from the device.

  9. With the V-clip off of the controller, use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the remaining 4mm screw. Remove the circuit board. Remove the circuit board.
    • With the V-clip off of the controller, use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the remaining 4mm screw.

    • Remove the circuit board.

Conclusion

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

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Awesome! But were do you get the components to replace from??

Since separate controllers are very difficult to find and expensive (You wont find Samsung ones) I will be interested to buy a few to do repairs to friends and so.

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