Introduction

Since replacing the cable requires the use of a soldering iron, there is a risk of burning yourself or damaging the controllers logic board.

Loosen the seven 11 mm Phillips #0 screws located on the back of the controller. Loosen the seven 11 mm Phillips #0 screws located on the back of the controller.
  • Loosen the seven 11 mm Phillips #0 screws located on the back of the controller.

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Using a plastic opening tool, pry the back cover from the front.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the back cover from the front.

    • The covers should separate without needing a plastic opening tool, but in some cases you may need to use it.

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Remove the top cover from the bottom and place next to each other.
  • Remove the top cover from the bottom and place next to each other.

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Remove the logic board by lifting up on the logic board and pulling out. Remove the logic board by lifting up on the logic board and pulling out.
  • Remove the logic board by lifting up on the logic board and pulling out.

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The cable connects to the logic board with a white connector. Above the right joystick, there are four solder pins labeled GND, VCC, DM, and DP.
  • The cable connects to the logic board with a white connector. Above the right joystick, there are four solder pins labeled GND, VCC, DM, and DP.

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The soldering iron is very hot and can harm you or the device if used incorrectly.
  • The soldering iron is very hot and can harm you or the device if used incorrectly.

  • Desolder the four pins.

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Using your new cable, solder the white connector to the logic board. Be sure to have the cables facing towards the inside of the logic board.
  • Using your new cable, solder the white connector to the logic board. Be sure to have the cables facing towards the inside of the logic board.

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Conclusion

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

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where can I find a replacement cable to perform this precedure with?

Aaron English - Reply

yes!! i would like to know too.. i have been searching for long time for that cable

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