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

  1. Begin by removing the screws  in the back of the controller. Begin by removing the screws  in the back of the controller. Begin by removing the screws  in the back of the controller.
    • Begin by removing the screws in the back of the controller.

  2. Remove the analog sticks and motors. Remove the analog sticks and motors.
    • Remove the analog sticks and motors.

  3. 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.
    • 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.

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  5. Remove the second layer PCB. This simply pops out of place.
    • Remove the second layer PCB. This simply pops out of place.

  6. Flip over the second layer PCB. Remove the battery from its holder.
    • Flip over the second layer PCB. Remove the battery from its holder.

  7. Unscrew the two screws holding the light assembly together. Once the screws are undone, the parts of the assembly can be pulled out. Unscrew the two screws holding the light assembly together. Once the screws are undone, the parts of the assembly can be pulled out. Unscrew the two screws holding the light assembly together. Once the screws are undone, the parts of the assembly can be pulled out.
    • Unscrew the two screws holding the light assembly together. Once the screws are undone, the parts of the assembly can be pulled out.

  8. Unscrew the two screws holding down the USB module. Unscrew the two screws holding down the USB module.
    • Unscrew the two screws holding down the USB module.

Joshua Wong

Member since: 11/28/2018

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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

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