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Introduction

The Switch Pro controller’s buttons and D-Pad are the main inputs of the controller. The buttons may need to be replaced if they are unresponsive, please check out our troubleshooting guide for more information.

During disassembly be careful of sharp edges, there are a few exposed pieces of plastic that could cut you.

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

  2. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two black flathead 7 mm screws that secure the handles, located at the ends of the handles. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two black flathead 7 mm screws that secure the handles, located at the ends of the handles.
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two black flathead 7 mm screws that secure the handles, located at the ends of the handles.

  3. 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.

  4. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four silver 5 mm screws that secure the clear back plastic cover. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four silver 5 mm screws that secure the clear back plastic cover.
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four silver 5 mm screws that secure the clear back plastic cover.

  5. 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.

  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.

  7. Remove the five 5mm roundhead screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the five 5mm roundhead screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the five 5mm roundhead screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the five 5mm roundhead screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  8. Carefully pry the front plate off of the body using an iFixit opening tool. Separate the plastic covers by pulling it apart from the controller body.
    • Carefully pry the front plate off of the body using an iFixit opening tool.

    • Separate the plastic covers by pulling it apart from the controller body.

    • Avoid using excessive force when pulling the cover off to prevent damage to the white ribbon cable.

  9. Use your fingernail to  lift the black ribbon cable clip. Carefully remove the ribbon cable from the connector. Only a small amount of force should be needed to remove the ribbon cable.
    • Use your fingernail to lift the black ribbon cable clip.

    • Carefully remove the ribbon cable from the connector.

    • Only a small amount of force should be needed to remove the ribbon cable.

  10. Remove the four screws on the top circuit board using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the four screws on the top circuit board using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the four screws on the top circuit board using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four screws on the top circuit board using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  11. Remove the top circuit board.
    • Remove the top circuit board.

  12. Remove the button you wish to replace by pulling it out of its slot Remove the button you wish to replace by pulling it out of its slot Remove the button you wish to replace by pulling it out of its slot
    • Remove the button you wish to replace by pulling it out of its slot

Conclusion

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

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On re-assembly, you may have trouble getting the top circuit board and shoulder button support structure to snap into place. It’s easiest to get the circuit board around the right analog stick hole, and push it all the way down until it is in place, then to secure the shoulder button support structure.

Make sure the “Home” button clear plastic light spreader (a clear irregular circle-shaped piece) is in place on top of the home button assembly, or it will give the home button a “sunken” appearance.

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