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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Nintendo 64 Controller, use our service manual.

  1. Behold the glorious retro controller face, then forget about it because you will flip the controller for the rest of the teardown. Use the size #1 Philips to remove the 7 screws on the back of the controller. Use the size #0 Philips to remove the smaller screws in the controller pak slot.
    • Behold the glorious retro controller face, then forget about it because you will flip the controller for the rest of the teardown.

    • Use the size #1 Philips to remove the 7 screws on the back of the controller.

    • Use the size #0 Philips to remove the smaller screws in the controller pak slot.

  2. Remove the back plate. You can now see the:
    • Remove the back plate. You can now see the:

    • Power Input

    • Game Pak Slot

    • Trigger Button Assemblies

    • Z Button Assembly

    • Joystick Module

  3. Using a spudger or similar tool, carefully pry the Z button assembly from the joystick module.
    • Using a spudger or similar tool, carefully pry the Z button assembly from the joystick module.

    • Remove the 3 size #0 screws holding in the joystick module.

    • Remove the joystick cable from the main board.

  4. Remove the joystick module. This particular module is a third party replacement. Yours may look different.
    • Remove the joystick module.

    • This particular module is a third party replacement. Yours may look different.

  5. Remove the main board and trigger assemblies. Your controller is now fully disassembled!
    • Remove the main board and trigger assemblies.

    • Your controller is now fully disassembled!

  6. Full IC Identification:
    • Full IC Identification:

    • You may need to enlarge it to view the text.

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