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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your DualShock 4, use our service manual.

  1. DualShock 4 Teardown, Open the chassis of the controller: step 1, image 1 of 3 DualShock 4 Teardown, Open the chassis of the controller: step 1, image 2 of 3 DualShock 4 Teardown, Open the chassis of the controller: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Begin by removing the screws in the back of the controller.

  2. DualShock 4 Teardown, Remove analog sticks and motors: step 2, image 1 of 2 DualShock 4 Teardown, Remove analog sticks and motors: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the analog sticks and motors.

  3. DualShock 4 Teardown, Remove the top layer PCB: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the top layer PCB. The PCB must be popped out of place and then angled in such a way that the trigger buttons at the top of the controller slide out of their slots.

  4. DualShock 4 Teardown, Remove the second layer PCB: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the second layer PCB. This simply pops out of place.

  5. DualShock 4 Teardown, Remove the battery: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Flip over the second layer PCB. Remove the battery from its holder.

  6. DualShock 4 Teardown, Remove the light assembly: step 6, image 1 of 3 DualShock 4 Teardown, Remove the light assembly: step 6, image 2 of 3 DualShock 4 Teardown, Remove the light assembly: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew the two screws holding the light assembly together. Once the screws are undone, the parts of the assembly can be pulled out.

  7. DualShock 4 Teardown, Remove the USB module: step 7, image 1 of 2 DualShock 4 Teardown, Remove the USB module: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew the two screws holding down the USB module.

Joshua Wong

Member since: 11/28/18

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Thanks this was so helpful because every time I do this I break it like literally break the plastic

nodachi Galaxy poison - Reply

Do you know where I can get broken PS4 controllers?

Chane Akwau Jones - Reply

it doesn’t come out like that. upon opening the chassis, everything is stuck to the top part of the controller, not the bottom part.

Dennis Hasford - Reply

First time fixing sticking buttons my triangle button and ps button stick hopefully this works and am able to put back together

Tkuball - Reply

This video on how to open a ps4 controller should help you too : https://youtu.be/9Chgw4sRTzs

Repair & Resell - Reply

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