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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your RIPPA RA903B Controller, use our service manual.

  1. Rippa RA903B Controller Teardown, Remove all visible screws: step 1, image 1 of 2 Rippa RA903B Controller Teardown, Remove all visible screws: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • There 6 total screws holding the outside shell of the controller together 4 of which are visible.

    • Remove the 4 visible screws as highlighted in the images. 2 on the rear and 1 on the bottom of each grip, totaling 2 screws from the left and right grip.

  2. Rippa RA903B Controller Teardown, Remove grips: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • The left and right grips come off similar to the Nintendo Switch Pro controller, the direction you should pull is shown with the white arrow.

    • Note: Keep your screws mostly organised. The longer screws shown in red are for the grips and the blue for the rest of the controller.

  3. Rippa RA903B Controller Teardown, Remove the hidden screws: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • After removing the grips, the 2 hidden screws should be visible as shown in image. After these are removed the controller is ready to be opened.

  4. Rippa RA903B Controller Teardown, Prying the controller: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Insert a pry tool as shown in image next to the charging port to open the controller.

    • After it is opened you will work the tool around the controller until it is mostly open

  5. Rippa RA903B Controller Teardown, Opening the controller: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • After prying the controller, you will feel some resistance at the bottom of the controller as there are two clips either side of the headphone jack.

    • In order not to break the clips open the controller like a book in a motion portrayed by the arrow in the image. This is in an effort not to break the aforementioned clips

  6. Rippa RA903B Controller Teardown, We're in.: step 6, image 1 of 2 Rippa RA903B Controller Teardown, We're in.: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • After we're in you'll be greeted by soldered in vibration motors, mainboard and a battery.

    • Detach the touch pad by flipping open the grey locking bale/tab on the FPC connector to disconnect the touchpad flex cable as shown in the image.

    • It is not necessary to disconnect the battery because we like living on the edge but if you do feel a need to do so this can be done by pulling the wires of the battery as closeto the battery connector and as straight as possible out of the mainboard.

  7. Rippa RA903B Controller Teardown, Removing the mainboard: step 7, image 1 of 2 Rippa RA903B Controller Teardown, Removing the mainboard: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • To remove the mainboard and midframe in order to access the face buttons etc. We will have to remove two screws that the battery sits on top of.

    • Proceed to pull battery off to expose the 2 screws being mindful of the battery if it is still connected to the mainboard.

  8. Rippa RA903B Controller Teardown, Conclusion.: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • This concludes our teardown.

    • Note: Be careful not to lose things like the trigger springs, shoulder buttons and face buttons as they like to fall out.

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