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Introduction

Welcome! Does the battery in your controller not last as long as it used to or not at all? You must be looking to replace the battery in your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, well you have come to the right place! Below you will find instructions for replacing the battery in your controller, read them carefully and follow the steps in order from one to six.

CAUTION: The handling of any swollen batteries should be done with the utmost care. For information on how to identify, what to do with, how to handle, and how to dispose of swollen batteries follow the link below.

What to do with a swollen battery

  1. Flip the controller over so the model stickers face the ceiling.
    • Flip the controller over so the model stickers face the ceiling.

    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two black flathead 8.4 mm-long screws that secure the handles, located at the ends of the handles.

  2. Carefully remove the handle covers by pulling them away from the main body. Carefully remove the handle covers by pulling them away from the main body. Carefully remove the handle covers by pulling them away from the main body.
    • Carefully remove the handle covers by pulling them away from the main body.

  3. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four silver 6.8 mm-long screws that secure the clear back plastic cover.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four silver 6.8 mm-long screws that secure the clear back plastic cover.

  4. Carefully pry away the clear plastic cover  using your fingernail. Carefully pry away the clear plastic cover  using your fingernail. Carefully pry away the clear plastic cover  using your fingernail.
    • Carefully pry away the clear plastic cover using your fingernail.

  5. Remove the clear plastic cover.
    • Remove the clear plastic cover.

  6. Remove the lithium-ion battery by using a fingernail or plastic opening tool to pry it up on the left side. Only a small amount of force is needed. Only a small amount of force is needed.
    • Remove the lithium-ion battery by using a fingernail or plastic opening tool to pry it up on the left side.

    • Only a small amount of force is needed.

Conclusion

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

For optimal performance, calibrate your newly installed battery after completing this guide.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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3 Comments

now what after taking the battery out

Seani M - Reply

Install the replacement battery and follow the steps in reverse order…

frzno72 -

easy peasy only have to recycle battery

Dan Carroll - Reply

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