Introduction

Use this guide to replace the internal lithium battery inside PlayStation 3 controllers.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Remove the five 7.2 mm Phillips screws securing the rear cover to the controller.
    • Remove the five 7.2 mm Phillips screws securing the rear cover to the controller.

  2. Press on the rear cover between the analog sticks and slightly lift the lower edge of it away from the rest of the controller.
    • Press on the rear cover between the analog sticks and slightly lift the lower edge of it away from the rest of the controller.

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  4. Push the rear cover slightly toward the top edge of the controller to clear the front edge of the #2 triggers. Pull the rear cover away from the rest of the controller, being careful not to pop off the #2 triggers.
    • Push the rear cover slightly toward the top edge of the controller to clear the front edge of the #2 triggers.

    • Pull the rear cover away from the rest of the controller, being careful not to pop off the #2 triggers.

    • If you happen to accidentally pop off the trigger buttons, we have a trigger button guide to reattach them.

  5. Lift the battery off the motherboard for enough clearance to access the battery connector.
    • Lift the battery off the motherboard for enough clearance to access the battery connector.

  6. Carefully pull the battery connector away from its socket on the motherboard.
    • Carefully pull the battery connector away from its socket on the motherboard.

    • It may be helpful to use a pair of tweezers or pliers to grab the battery connector when you disconnect it for the first time. Only pull on the connector. Do not try to remove by pulling on the red and black wires.

Conclusion

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

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10 Comments

I got the shell separated but unfortunately snapped the lil plastic clip on the rear of the controller's bottom half. a lil super glue and treezers fixed tht up nicely...Thanks for the help

KUDOS to you!!!

Rob (rjmat42)

Robert - Reply

I have different battery on my second controller, battery itself have pins to connect it with board, no more white plastic holder :/

Raf - Reply

Try Amazon Cody

linzikerner - Reply

whats is amazon cody?

Albert Einstein -

Anyone have any idea where I can find the plastic retainers for the battery? I bought the new one, but my old battery has the clips attached. I don't want this thing just jiggling around in there, it'll drive me nuts.

Thanks.

geoquin4 - Reply

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