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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Conclusion

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

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