You can remove the side panels with a pry tool. You don't need to remove the rubber.  The rubber on this controller was already bad
  • You can remove the side panels with a pry tool.

  • You don't need to remove the rubber. The rubber on this controller was already bad

Remove the 5 Torx Security Bit (TR8) screws
  • Remove the 5 Torx Security Bit (TR8) screws

all the T8 screws on my controller have a clear filling in them, WTF?!?!?

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all my T8 screws have a clear filling in them, WTF?!?!?!

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Pry the panel next to the 3.5mm port Pry the panel next to the 3.5mm port Pry the panel next to the 3.5mm port
  • Pry the panel next to the 3.5mm port

Be careful to not rip the ribbon cable You can pop the connector up to remove the ribbon easily
  • Be careful to not rip the ribbon cable

  • You can pop the connector up to remove the ribbon easily

  • Ribbon Cable

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Remove the 2 Torx (T6) screws
  • Remove the 2 Torx (T6) screws

Desolder the 4 wires on each side, these control the vibrations and the RT LT Desolder the 4 wires on each side, these control the vibrations and the RT LT
  • Desolder the 4 wires on each side, these control the vibrations and the RT LT

Pull up from the "top" side of the controller on the sister board. Pull up from the "top" side of the controller on the sister board.
  • Pull up from the "top" side of the controller on the sister board.

These can be difficult to desolder. It is best to use a 650 degree soldering iron, if you have this available. If you are having trouble desoldering it with the old solder, adding fresh solder makes removal of the old solder easier.
  • These can be difficult to desolder. It is best to use a 650 degree soldering iron, if you have this available. If you are having trouble desoldering it with the old solder, adding fresh solder makes removal of the old solder easier.

  • Desolder the 4 pins holding the pins in on the left analog stick.

  • Desolder the 4 pins holding the button in on the right analog stick.

A 650 degree soldering iron is required. If you are having trouble desoldering these components, add new solder to make removal easier.
  • A 650 degree soldering iron is required. If you are having trouble desoldering these components, add new solder to make removal easier.

  • First, desolder the left analog stick.

  • Next, desolder the 6 pins for the right analog stick.

A 650 watt soldering iron is required.  If you are having trouble desoldering the old analog sticks, add fresh solder to make removal of the old analog sticks easier.
  • A 650 watt soldering iron is required. If you are having trouble desoldering the old analog sticks, add fresh solder to make removal of the old analog sticks easier.

  • Desolder the left analog stick from the controller.

  • Desolder the right analog stick from the controller.

Conclusion

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

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