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Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement

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  1. Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Unclip the right end of the middle trim: step 1, image 1 of 2 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Unclip the right end of the middle trim: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect and power down your controller before you begin.

    • Insert an opening pick underneath the middle trim at the bottom-right corner of the controller to release the clips securing it to the case.

  2. Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Unclip the lower-right edge of the middle trim: step 2, image 1 of 3 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Unclip the lower-right edge of the middle trim: step 2, image 2 of 3 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Unclip the lower-right edge of the middle trim: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick along the lower-right edge of the middle trim to release the clips securing it to the case.

  3. Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Unclip the left end of the middle trim: step 3, image 1 of 2 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Unclip the left end of the middle trim: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Insert an opening pick underneath the middle trim at the bottom-left corner of the controller to release the clips securing it to the case.

  4. Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Unclip the lower-left edge of the middle trim: step 4, image 1 of 3 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Unclip the lower-left edge of the middle trim: step 4, image 2 of 3 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Unclip the lower-left edge of the middle trim: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick along the lower-left edge of the middle trim to release the clips securing it to the case.

  5. Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Remove the middle trim: step 5, image 1 of 3 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Remove the middle trim: step 5, image 2 of 3 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Remove the middle trim: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingers to lift up the bottom edge of the middle trim to release the remaining clips.

    • Lift the middle trim over the joysticks to remove it.

  6. Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Remove the L1 button: step 6, image 1 of 3 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Remove the L1 button: step 6, image 2 of 3 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Remove the L1 button: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap above the L1 button.

    • Cover the button with your thumb to prevent it from ejecting across the room.

    • Pry upward to remove the L1 button.

  7. Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Remove the R1 button: step 7, image 1 of 3 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Remove the R1 button: step 7, image 2 of 3 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Remove the R1 button: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap above the R1 button.

    • Cover the button with your thumb to prevent it from ejecting across the room.

    • Pry upward to remove the R1 button.

  8. Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Remove the rear case: step 8, image 1 of 2 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Remove the rear case: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 6.4 mm screws securing the bottom corners of the lower case.

  9. Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 6.4 mm screws behind the L1 and R1 buttons.

  10. Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 3 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 3 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Use the pointed edge of a spudger to unclip the two clips on either side of the headset jack.

  11. Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the rear case.

    • On some revisions, the rear case is held with two more clips next to the previously removed bumpers. If the rear case doesn't open without force, check for those clips.

  12. Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 12, image 1 of 2 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 12, image 2 of 2
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    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

    • Grip the connector, not the wires, when disconnecting.

  13. Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Remove the battery: step 13, image 1 of 2 Sony DualSense Controller Battery Replacement, Remove the battery: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the battery straight out of the battery bracket.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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8 Comments

Is there a better battery that can be used rather than the standard battery? This controller dies so fast that I don’t bother disconnecting it ever. I’m pretty sure that’s bad, but It’s frustrating having it die midgame in my second game.

Anthony Ramirez - Reply

Yes. You can purchase a 2000mah battery replacement. It’s not much of a difference, but lowering your led settings and controller vibration also works wonders for prolonging the battery life.

John Jevitz - Reply

Any chance you could figure out why the %#*@ thing won't work USB powered with no battery? I shouldn't have to keep replacing a battery when I don't actually want to play wireless.

NoLife - Reply

@NoLife

If you bridge the pins for the red and white battery wires, the controller will power on properly without a battery. This will be easiest with a soldering iron.

Amboy Scout - Reply

I need a new battery for my Dualsense controller, Sony is saying to just buy a new one while I'm not gonna take broken for a answer. So if anyone knows a reliable site where I can get a battery replacement for my dualsense, do recommend

Diaper Fixer 360 - Reply

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