Before you can access the inner components of the controller, you must remove the top motherboard. This guide will show you how to do this by de-soldering.
Step 1 Battery Pack
Remove the battery pack cover.
Step 2 Side Handles
We recommend using a nylon spudger for this step. A metal spudger is shown.
Grip the controller firmly to remove the side handles, wedging a spudger into the seam between the front and handle plates.
Pry the side plate away from the front plate by moving the spudger back and forth. You will need to do this all the way around the side plate's seam.
Step 3 Screws
There is a hidden screw located in the middle of the controller behind the label.
Use a screwdriver and punch a hole directly in the center of the label.
You may also lift the label if you do not want to puncture it.
Remove the five 10mm screws located on the back of the controller using the T8 Security Torx Screwdriver.
Step 4 Backplate
Remove the backplate.
Step 5 Faceplate
Remove the faceplate.
Step 6 Top Motherboard
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