Introduction

We pick up where we left off after removing the joysticks.To reach the D Pad, we will first remove the motherboard.

Start by turning the controller over to reveal the battery cover, as pictured on the left. Use the J000 screwdriver to remove the screw securing the battery cover.
  • Start by turning the controller over to reveal the battery cover, as pictured on the left. Use the J000 screwdriver to remove the screw securing the battery cover.

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Use the plastic spudger to remove the battery from the controller by inserting the spudger into the small gap located at the right end of the battery. Once inserted, use the spudger as a lever to pry up and remove the battery from the controller's battery compartment.
  • Use the plastic spudger to remove the battery from the controller by inserting the spudger into the small gap located at the right end of the battery. Once inserted, use the spudger as a lever to pry up and remove the battery from the controller's battery compartment.

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With the old battery removed and the compartment empty, the controller is now ready for a new battery. (If needed)
  • With the old battery removed and the compartment empty, the controller is now ready for a new battery. (If needed)

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With the battery removed, take the Y0 screwdriver to remove the eight 5.5 mm screws.
  • With the battery removed, take the Y0 screwdriver to remove the eight 5.5 mm screws.

  • Four of the screws are located within the battery compartment (circled in red in the image on the left).

  • Four of the screws are located outside of the battery compartment (circled in orange in the image on the left).

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Now that you have removed all of the screws, separate and remove the bottom half of the controllers shell from the top half.
  • Now that you have removed all of the screws, separate and remove the bottom half of the controllers shell from the top half.

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In order to make the joystick replacement easier, move the right trigger and sensor (Indicated by the red arrow in the picture on the left) out of the way.
  • In order to make the joystick replacement easier, move the right trigger and sensor (Indicated by the red arrow in the picture on the left) out of the way.

  • Remove the 4 mm screw (circled in orange in the same picture) with the J0 screwdriver.

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For the other joystick the same process as step 6 is used. Move the left trigger and sensor (Indicated by the red arrow in the picture on the left) out of the way.
  • For the other joystick the same process as step 6 is used. Move the left trigger and sensor (Indicated by the red arrow in the picture on the left) out of the way.

  • Remove the 4 mm screw (circled in pink in the same picture) with the J0 screwdriver.

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Remove the joysticks from the controller’s shell as shown in the picture.
  • Remove the joysticks from the controller’s shell as shown in the picture.

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Remove the joysticks from the circuit board by carefully pull the rubber thumbsticks off of the electronic bearings. (Bearings are indicated in picture on the left by the starts of the red arrows) With the old joysticks removed the controller is now ready for new replacements.
  • Remove the joysticks from the circuit board by carefully pull the rubber thumbsticks off of the electronic bearings. (Bearings are indicated in picture on the left by the starts of the red arrows) With the old joysticks removed the controller is now ready for new replacements.

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Locate the two 4 mm motherboard screws, shown circled in red, with the J0 screwdriver.
  • Locate the two 4 mm motherboard screws, shown circled in red, with the J0 screwdriver.

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Remove the motherboard and connected components. The rubber pad of the D Pad is indicated in the image by the red arrow.
  • Remove the motherboard and connected components. The rubber pad of the D Pad is indicated in the image by the red arrow.

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Remove the rubber pad and D Pad button. The D Pad can be replaced by the new D Pad or be cleaned to improve condition.
  • Remove the rubber pad and D Pad button. The D Pad can be replaced by the new D Pad or be cleaned to improve condition.

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Conclusion

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

Jesse Burton

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