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  1. 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

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

  3. Pry the panel next to the 3.5mm port Be careful to not rip the ribbon shown in the next step Be careful to not rip the ribbon shown in the next step
    • Pry the panel next to the 3.5mm port

    • Be careful to not rip the ribbon shown in the next step

  4. 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

  5. OPEN ALL THE TABS

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Be Careful to not lose the sync button Pry the middle section up from the home button side. This will also remove the LB and RB which is a single part
    • Be Careful to not lose the sync button

    • Pry the middle section up from the home button side.

    • This will also remove the LB and RB which is a single part

  10. Unscrew the 6 Torx (T6) screws Unscrew the 6 Torx (T6) screws
    • Unscrew the 6 Torx (T6) screws

  11. Now you can remove the buttons themselves. Now you can remove the buttons themselves.
    • Now you can remove the buttons themselves.

Conclusion

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

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EasyAsABC123

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Is there any way I could just do step 8, removing the Home cover? I simply need to fix my USB port so i dont really wanna take it completely apart just for that.

jones_8515 - Reply

Desoldering the rumble motors isn't necessary, nor is removing the first motherboard. Once you get that back panel off, you're golden.

J'Anthony Joseph -

Ya hi i opened my controller and right away i don’t see ether bolt in both handles. 4 i believe to top two bottom.

Suggestions please.

ZombiE SlayeR - Reply

I found using a TQ5 for the 2 motherboard screws worked the best on my controller not a T6

Mat - Reply

Thanks for the info

EasyAsABC123 -

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