Introduction

Use this guide to replace a faulty Playstation Move Motherboard.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Remove the two 1.2mm Phillips #1 screws.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Remove the motherboard from the plastic case.

Conclusion

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

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