Introduction

Use this guide to replace a faulty Playstation Move Motherboard.

Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the  four 10mm screws from the corners of the trigger button.
  • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the four 10mm screws from the corners of the trigger button.

Which screws are these? Didn’t have them on mine (CECH-ZCM1E) so I skipped straight to step 2.

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Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver,  remove the four 10mm screws located at the back of the device. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver,  remove the four 10mm screws located at the back of the device. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver,  remove the four 10mm screws located at the back of the device.
  • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the four 10mm screws located at the back of the device.

Insert the plastic opening tool at the indent along the front and back surfaces of the controller. Gently use a forward and backward motion to safely pop open the cover.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool at the indent along the front and back surfaces of the controller.

  • Gently use a forward and backward motion to safely pop open the cover.

  • Use your hands to further pull it apart and pop it open.

Once the device is opened, lift the battery out of the black plastic holder. Carefully pull the battery out and ensure that it's wires are still connected to the inside.
  • Once the device is opened, lift the battery out of the black plastic holder.

  • Carefully pull the battery out and ensure that it's wires are still connected to the inside.

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the 9mm screw located to the right of the battery, which is connected to  the inner plastic frame. Use the plastic opening tool to carefully take out the grey cylindrical piece (vibrator) that is also attached to a wire. Use the plastic opening tool to carefully take out the grey cylindrical piece (vibrator) that is also attached to a wire.
  • Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the 9mm screw located to the right of the battery, which is connected to the inner plastic frame.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully take out the grey cylindrical piece (vibrator) that is also attached to a wire.

Gently pull out the small cylindrical grey piece (vibrator). Removing this piece makes it easier to access the wire connection of the battery and remove it.
  • Gently pull out the small cylindrical grey piece (vibrator).

  • Removing this piece makes it easier to access the wire connection of the battery and remove it.

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Use tweezers  to remove the small piece with a cylindrical top that is located to the left of the inner plastic frame. Use tweezers  to remove the small piece with a cylindrical top that is located to the left of the inner plastic frame.
  • Use tweezers to remove the small piece with a cylindrical top that is located to the left of the inner plastic frame.

Use one hand to hold the bottom of the device, and the other hand to squeeze the inner plastic frame. While squeezing the inner plastic frame, pull it up and then pull it towards you to detach it. While removing the frame, be extremely careful because it could damage the frame or the motherboard.
  • Use one hand to hold the bottom of the device, and the other hand to squeeze the inner plastic frame.

  • While squeezing the inner plastic frame, pull it up and then pull it towards you to detach it.

  • While removing the frame, be extremely careful because it could damage the frame or the motherboard.

Gently pull on the end of the red and black wires which is closest to the connector to disconnect the battery. Gently pull on the end of the red and black wires which is closest to the connector to disconnect the battery.
  • Gently pull on the end of the red and black wires which is closest to the connector to disconnect the battery.

Remove the five 1.2 mm screws from upper portion of the controller. If you are replacing the trigger button, continue to step 13. If you are replacing the trigger button, continue to step 13.
  • Remove the five 1.2 mm screws from upper portion of the controller.

  • If you are replacing the trigger button, continue to step 13.

Remove the two 1.2mm Phillips #1 screws. Remove the two 1.2mm Phillips #1 screws.
  • Remove the two 1.2mm Phillips #1 screws.

Cautiously remove the circular white piece at the top without removing the LED inside. Cautiously remove the circular white piece at the top without removing the LED inside. Cautiously remove the circular white piece at the top without removing the LED inside.
  • Cautiously remove the circular white piece at the top without removing the LED inside.

Remove the blue strip that is connected to the trigger button from the motherboard Be careful to gently detach it from the motherboard. The strip may rip if too much strength is applied. Be careful to gently detach it from the motherboard. The strip may rip if too much strength is applied.
  • Remove the blue strip that is connected to the trigger button from the motherboard

  • Be careful to gently detach it from the motherboard. The strip may rip if too much strength is applied.

Remove the trigger button from the controller. Remove the trigger button from the controller.
  • Remove the trigger button from the controller.

Remove the LED light by removing the white strip. If you are replacing the LED light, continue to Step 17. If you are replacing the LED light, continue to Step 17.
  • Remove the LED light by removing the white strip.

  • If you are replacing the LED light, continue to Step 17.

Remove the motherboard from the plastic case. Remove the motherboard from the plastic case.
  • Remove the motherboard from the plastic case.

Conclusion

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

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