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Follow this guide to replace the joysticks on a Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense controller.

  1. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Unclip the right end of the middle trim: stap 1, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Unclip the right end of the middle trim: stap 1, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Disconnect and power down your controller before you begin.

    • Insert an opening pick underneath the middle trim at the bottom-right corner of the controller to release the clips securing it to the case.

  2. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Unclip the lower-right edge of the middle trim: stap 2, afbeelding 1 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Unclip the lower-right edge of the middle trim: stap 2, afbeelding 2 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Unclip the lower-right edge of the middle trim: stap 2, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Slide the opening pick along the lower-right edge of the middle trim to release the clips securing it to the case.

  3. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Unclip the left end of the middle trim: stap 3, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Unclip the left end of the middle trim: stap 3, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Insert an opening pick underneath the middle trim at the bottom-left corner of the controller to release the clips securing it to the case.

  4. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Unclip the lower-left edge of the middle trim: stap 4, afbeelding 1 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Unclip the lower-left edge of the middle trim: stap 4, afbeelding 2 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Unclip the lower-left edge of the middle trim: stap 4, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Slide the opening pick along the lower-left edge of the middle trim to release the clips securing it to the case.

  5. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the middle trim: stap 5, afbeelding 1 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the middle trim: stap 5, afbeelding 2 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the middle trim: stap 5, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Use your fingers to lift up the bottom edge of the middle trim to release the remaining clips.

    • Lift the middle trim over the joysticks to remove it.

  6. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the L1 button: stap 6, afbeelding 1 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the L1 button: stap 6, afbeelding 2 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the L1 button: stap 6, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap above the L1 button.

    • Cover the button with your thumb to prevent it from ejecting across the room.

    • Pry upward to remove the L1 button.

  7. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the R1 button: stap 7, afbeelding 1 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the R1 button: stap 7, afbeelding 2 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the R1 button: stap 7, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap above the R1 button.

    • Cover the button with your thumb to prevent it from ejecting across the room.

    • Pry upward to remove the R1 button.

  8. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the rear case: stap 8, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the rear case: stap 8, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 6.4 mm screws securing the bottom corners of the lower case.

  9. DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 9, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 9, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 6.4 mm screws behind the L1 and R1 buttons.

  10. DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 10, afbeelding 1 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 10, afbeelding 2 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 10, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Use the pointed edge of a spudger to unclip the two clips on either side of the headset jack.

  11. DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 11, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 11, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Remove the rear case.

  12. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Disconnect the battery: stap 12, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Disconnect the battery: stap 12, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

    • Pull the battery wires by their connectors rather than the wires themselves.

  13. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the battery: stap 13, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the battery: stap 13, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Lift the battery straight out of the battery bracket.

  14. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the lower microphone: stap 14, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the lower microphone: stap 14, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Grab the lower microphone ribbon cable pull tab with your fingers or a pair of tweezers and disconnect it from the motherboard.

  15. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the battery bracket: stap 15, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the battery bracket: stap 15, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 6.4 mm screw securing the battery bracket.

  16. DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 16, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 16, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Lift the battery bracket off of the motherboard.

  17. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Disconnect the right trigger assembly: stap 17, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Disconnect the right trigger assembly: stap 17, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Grip the right trigger assembly ribbon cable pull tab with a pair of tweezers or your fingers and pull up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Do not completely remove the ribbon cable yet.

  18. DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 18, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 18, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Grip the right trigger assembly ribbon cable pull tab with a pair of tweezers or your fingers, and pull up to disconnect it from the trigger assembly.

    • Remove the ribbon cable.

  19. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Disconnect the left trigger assembly: stap 19, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Disconnect the left trigger assembly: stap 19, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Grip the left trigger assembly ribbon cable pull tab with a pair of tweezers or your fingers and pull up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Do not completely remove the ribbon cable yet.

  20. DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 20, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 20, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Grip the left trigger assembly ribbon cable pull tab with a pair of tweezers or your fingers, and pull up to disconnect it from the trigger assembly.

    • Remove the ribbon cable.

  21. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Disconnect the upper microphone: stap 21, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Disconnect the upper microphone: stap 21, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to grip the upper microphone ribbon cable pull tab, and pull up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

  22. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Disconnect the touchpad: stap 22, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Disconnect the touchpad: stap 22, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to grip the touchpad ribbon cable pull tab, and pull it straight out of the motherboard connector.

  23. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Lift out the motherboard: stap 23, afbeelding 1 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Lift out the motherboard: stap 23, afbeelding 2 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Lift out the motherboard: stap 23, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Carefully guide the joysticks through the front case and lift the motherboard out.

    • Do not completely remove the motherboard. There are four soldered wires tethering the motherboard to the vibrator motors.

  24. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Desolder the vibration motors: stap 24, afbeelding 1 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Desolder the vibration motors: stap 24, afbeelding 2 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Desolder the vibration motors: stap 24, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Flip over the controller and motherboard.

    • Use a soldering iron to desolder the vibration motor wires from the motherboard:

    • Two red wires

    • Two black wires

    • During reassembly, remember to solder the wires back into the same position. The red wires belong closest to the edge and next to the Rs on the motherboard.

  25. DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 25, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Separate the controller from the motherboard.

  26. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the joystick covers: stap 26, afbeelding 1 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the joystick covers: stap 26, afbeelding 2 van 3 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Remove the joystick covers: stap 26, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Pull the joystick covers straight off the joystick assemblies.

    • Only the motherboard remains.

  27. DualSense Joystick Replacement, Desolder the joysticks: stap 27, afbeelding 1 van 2 DualSense Joystick Replacement, Desolder the joysticks: stap 27, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Use a soldering iron and desoldering pump to desolder the fourteen connections on each joystick.

    • See our desoldering pump guide.

  28. DualSense Joystick Replacement: stap 28, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Remove the joysticks from the motherboard.

Conclusie

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

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Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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