Introduction

This guide will show you how to properly remove most of the buttons from the controller. You may want to read this if your buttons are sticky

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Place the controller (buttons down) on a solid surface.
    • Place the controller (buttons down) on a solid surface.

    • Remove the six 9.2mm Tri-wing Y0 screws that hold the back panel in place.

  2. Gently lift the back panel up, separating it from the front panel.
    • Gently lift the back panel up, separating it from the front panel.

    • Some of the buttons may fall out if they are knocked around.

  3. Grab the Z-button by the peg with tweezers and lift it out of the controller. During re-assembly, make sure the plastic rim and spring fit into the slot provided, or else the case will not shut.
    • Grab the Z-button by the peg with tweezers and lift it out of the controller.

    • During re-assembly, make sure the plastic rim and spring fit into the slot provided, or else the case will not shut.

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  5. Carefully unhook the cable that is looped around the peg.
    • Carefully unhook the cable that is looped around the peg.

  6. Lift the circuit board out of the controller.
    • Lift the circuit board out of the controller.

    • Do not grab the rumble motor to lift the circuit board as shown in the picture. It will in many cases just remove the rumble motor. Instead, grab the edges of the board.

  7. Remove the rubber backing that covers the buttons. Remove the rubber backing that covers the buttons.
    • Remove the rubber backing that covers the buttons.

  8. Use tweezers to lift buttons out of their sockets. When putting the buttons back, make sure the slots properly fit back together. When putting the buttons back, make sure the slots properly fit back together.
    • Use tweezers to lift buttons out of their sockets.

    • When putting the buttons back, make sure the slots properly fit back together.

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

Is there a way I can buy the buttons separably? I lost a the X button and it's gone missing and i wanna buy one :(

tp4yourbunghole - Reply

u can either get a 2 dollar full button set on ebay by searching ngc buttons or u can buy from battle beaver customs for 1 dollar

dariuscorrfz - Reply

How do you put the back back on?

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