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Introduction

Follow this guide to replace the L1 and R1 trigger buttons on a Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense controller.

Disconnect and power down your controller before starting your repair.

Parts

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  1. 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.
    • 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.

  2. 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.
    • 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.

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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