Introduction

Before beginning this repair, you should be familiar with soldering a circuit board. The soldering skills needed aren't very in-depth, but you'll be working very close to some other components.

Power off the controller before disassembly. Place a small piece of tape over the Light button to prevent it from falling out in later steps.
  • Power off the controller before disassembly.

  • Place a small piece of tape over the Light button to prevent it from falling out in later steps.

  • Flip the controller over so the back is facing up.

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Remove the battery compartment screw with a small Phillips screw driver. Lift off the battery cover. Remove the six AA batteries from the compartment.
  • Remove the battery compartment screw with a small Phillips screw driver.

  • Lift off the battery cover.

  • Remove the six AA batteries from the compartment.

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Remove the remaining four screws with a small Phillips screw driver. Flip the device over so the front is facing up. Remove the front cover and place it to the left side.
  • Remove the remaining four screws with a small Phillips screw driver.

  • Flip the device over so the front is facing up.

  • Remove the front cover and place it to the left side.

  • Make sure to note the locations of the joysticks and other controls in case they fall out of place during this or future steps.

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Lift up the red IR LED cover to remove it.
  • Lift up the red IR LED cover to remove it.

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Use the soldering iron and solder wick to remove the solder from the IR LED you're replacing. Pull the LED out through the top.
  • Use the soldering iron and solder wick to remove the solder from the IR LED you're replacing.

  • Pull the LED out through the top.

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Insert the new LED into the slot. Make sure that the short lead of the LED is on the right.
  • Insert the new LED into the slot.

  • Make sure that the short lead of the LED is on the right.

  • Use the soldering iron and solder to connect the new LED.

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Conclusion

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

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