Skip to main content

Fix Your Stuff

Right to Repair


Editing Step 18 —

Step Type:

Drag to rearrange

With all the easily replaceable parts out, we're down to the soldered-on bits.

First off are the two Foster-branded voice coil actuators driving the haptics system.

Did someone say pallesthesia?

And next: the two joysticks. These look basically identical to the Alps-brand sticks from the DualShock 4.

Compared to these, a Joy-Con joystick replacement is a breeze. PlayStation joysticks are certainly less prone to drift than the notoriously drifty Joy-Cons, but soldering them on is a big miss.

Update: After widespread reports of joystick drift in nearly-new DualSense controllers, we followed up with a detailed report explaining the cause: Here's Why PS5 Joysticks Drift.

And finally, the USB-C port. Another high-wear component that we'd much prefer to see easily replaced.

Your contributions are licensed under the open source Creative Commons license.