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What you need

  1. DualShock 4 Buttons Replacement, Controller: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver, remove the four 6.0 mm screws securing the rear cover to the controller.

    • Do not forcefully loosen the screws, as it will amount to permanent damage of the threads, making removal impossible.

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    • Four fragile plastic clips hold the casing together. You can see their locations more clearly in this guide.

    • The clips help hold the seams together. If you break these clips, the controller will still work.

    • Beginning with the left handle:

    • Pinch the left handle of the controller to introduce an opening.

    • Wedge a plastic opening tool into the opening and slide it up towards the joystick.

    • Pull down on the plier to crack open the casing.

    • Repeat these steps for the right handle.

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    • Wedge a plastic opening tool into the case-splittings and pull down to crack open the casing near the following buttons:

    • Share button

    • Options button

    • Split the plastic covers of the controller apart, taking note that they will still be attached by circuit board ribbons.

    • Three small pieces are often released from the framework. To prevent loss, maintain a controlled work field.

    • 2 Trigger Springs

    • 1 Grey Reset Button Extension

  4. DualShock 4 Buttons Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 1 of 3 DualShock 4 Buttons Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 2 of 3 DualShock 4 Buttons Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Detach the motherboard ribbon connecting the two sides of the controller by pulling it straight out with your fingers.

    • Note the orientation of the cable and make sure it faces the right way when you reconnect it.

    • After the two halves are separated, place the top of the controller off to the side.

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    • Using the blunt forceps, remove the battery plug by gently rocking the forceps side-by-side to loosen the plug.

    • After removal of the plug from the motherboard, the battery can be lifted off of the controller.

    • Hasty removal of the battery plug could warp the plastic grips of the plug.

  6. DualShock 4 Buttons Replacement, Disassembling DualShock 4 Motherboard Assembly: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 6.0 mm Phillips screw found below the battery retainer with the Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

    • Do not forcefully loosen the screw, as it may amount to permanent damage of the threads, making removal impossible.

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    • Gently detach the touchpad ribbon connected to the motherboard using the blunt forceps. The touchpad ribbon is connected to the motherboard by a connector that flips to tighten and loosen. During reassembly, to reattach the ribbon, the plastic tray will need to be gently removed from the motherboard and the flip-lock flipped up.

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    • Carefully dislodge the motherboard assembly from the front cover.

    • Vibration motors are loosely attached to the motherboard assembly. Provide support at the two ends to ease the separation.

    • When removing the motherboard assembly, try not to tilt the front cover upside down as the buttons and their covers may fall out.

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    • Successful disassembly of the controller will result in the following three parts, respectively:

    • Motherboard Assembly

    • Front Cover

    • Rear Cover

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    • Remove the rubber covering concealing the buttons with your fingers.

    • Use the metal tweezers to then remove the button from its slot.

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    • To remove the arrow key buttons, use the same process you used for the control buttons by removing the rubber cover and pulling the button out with metal tweezers.

  12. DualShock 4 Buttons Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 2 DualShock 4 Buttons Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • For the share and options buttons, use the metal tweezers to grasp and remove them.

  13. DualShock 4 Buttons Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 2 DualShock 4 Buttons Replacement: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • In order to remove the PS button on the controller, you must first remove the rubber cover with your fingers.

    • Then using the metal tweezers, remove the PS button.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I pulled out my touch pad along with the motherboard when it was still attached how can I put this back in

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Pull out the ribbon the way the tutorial says and then you can place the touchpad back correctly. It needs to be put in from the inside of the controller, not the outside.

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where is how replace L2/R2? D=

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This guide could be enhanced by showing the L1/L2, R1/R2 button cluster in some photos. I needed to replace the silicone grommet underneath the buttons due to Sony's design flaw of having R2/L2 press on the silicone with a blade shaped extension.

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What to do If after cleaning some buttons no longer work? I was very careful when disassembling and reassembling the remote.

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