1. Unscrew the 7 6.4mm T5 Torx screws from back panel
    • Unscrew the 7 6.4mm T5 Torx screws from back panel

    • Use spudger to separate front and back panels

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  2. The green grill is not screwed in so it can be pulled right out.
    • The green grill is not screwed in so it can be pulled right out.

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    • Remove the 6 6.5mm T5 Torx screws.

    • Remove power wires.

    • Peel back copper tape and remove black and white wires.

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    • Once all cables are removed, pull the battery apparatus out.

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    • 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 remove the power cable.

    • Once the screws and cable are removed, the fan can lift free

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    • The large board under everything is the logic board.

    • Removing this requires unscrewing 6 screws, 2 7.3mm T5 Torx and 4 8.4mm T5 Torx located around the edges of the logic board, which should have already been taken out when removing the fan.

    • Once all the screws are gone, be careful with the ports on top of the logic board. Gently wiggling helps.

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    • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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Does anybody know where to get these types of thumbstick replacements? I looked everywhere and I can't seem to find them.

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