Introduction

This guide will demonstrate proper removal of the D-Pad. This is necessary in order to clean or replace it.

Parts

No parts required.

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.

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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.

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

Um can soneone explain the peg and cable part? I dont understand it...

Tyler Goamez - Reply

I would say that the cable is somehow "hooked" to the case and you have to get the cable away from the case so that you can pull out the board

My1 -

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.

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Remove the rubber backing with tweezers.
  • Remove the rubber backing with tweezers.

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Use tweezers to grab the center peg of the directional pad and lift it out of its socket.
  • Use tweezers to grab the center peg of the directional pad and lift it out of its socket.

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Conclusion

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

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