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Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement

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  1. Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Remove Front Panel: step 1, image 1 of 3 Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Remove Front Panel: step 1, image 2 of 3 Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Remove Front Panel: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the seven 6.4mm T5 Torx screws from the back panel.

    • Use the spudger to separate the front and back panels.

  2. Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Remove Green Grill: step 2, image 1 of 2 Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Remove Green Grill: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • The green grill is not screwed in so it can be pulled right out.

  3. Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Remove Battery Cables: step 3, image 1 of 3 Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Remove Battery Cables: step 3, image 2 of 3 Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Remove Battery Cables: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the six 6.5mm T5 Torx screws.

    • Disconnect the power wires.

    • Peel back the copper tape and disconnect the black and white wires.

  4. Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Remove Battery Apparatus: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the battery apparatus out once all cables are removed.

  5. Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Removing Fan: step 5, image 1 of 3 Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Removing Fan: step 5, image 2 of 3 Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Removing Fan: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Cooling is important for electronics, the last thing they want is to overheat.

    • Remove the two 7.3mm and four 8.4mm T5 Torx screws and disconnect the power cable.

    • Lift the fan free after the screws and cable are removed.

  6. Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Removing Logic Board: step 6, image 1 of 3 Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Removing Logic Board: step 6, image 2 of 3 Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Removing Logic Board: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • The large board under the back case is the motherboard.

    • Using your T5 Torx screwdriver, remove six screws from the motherboard—two 7.3 mm screws and four 8.4 mm screws.

    • Simply pull gently on the edges of the board, wiggling it if necessary so as not to damage the ports at the top of the board.

  7. Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Removing Joysticks: step 7, image 1 of 3 Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Removing Joysticks: step 7, image 2 of 3 Nvidia Shield Joystick Replacement, Removing Joysticks: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew the 3 6.5mm screws from the Joystick board

    • Unplug the ribbon attached on the right hand side of the board

    • Once removed, the Joystick board will lift from the panel, allowing replacement

    • The thumb-Sticks can be pulled off of the metal pegs for replacement.

Conclusion

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

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