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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

You can disconnect the back/trigger assembly ribbon cable at this point by proceeding to Steps 13/14 (without the other steps for disassembly as they are unnecessary for replacing just the trigger).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • Remove the five 1.2 mm screws from upper portion of the controller.

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

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  • Remove the two 1.2mm Phillips #1 screws.

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

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  • 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.

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  • Remove the trigger button from the controller.

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  • Remove the LED light by removing the white strip.

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

This step is destructive and simply breaks the LED solder joints!!!

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  • Remove the motherboard from the plastic case.

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Conclusion

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

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