How to Take Apart a PlayStation 4 Controller

March 2, 2024
David Sunnyside

The PlayStation 4 controller is an amazing piece of gaming technology. It can take a beating, but over time it can become dirty or buttons may be stuck. This can make it difficult to use the controller, and even cause problems with gameplay. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to clean a ps4 controller.

The first step is to turn the controller off and disconnect it from the console. Then, use a small amount of rubbing alcohol to clean the surface of the controller. Be sure to clean any nooks and crannies that you can't reach with your fingers. Next, use a microfiber cloth to clean the rest of the controller. You can also use compressed air to clean the ports and crevices.

After the controller has been cleaned, it is important to ensure that there are no live connections. To do this, remove the battery and make sure there are no wires connected to the motherboard. This will help to prevent any damage that could occur during the disassembly process.

Once the battery is disconnected, it's time to begin taking apart the controller. First, remove the four screws at the back of the controller using a Phillips screwdriver. Then, gently pry up the gamepad case by pushing on the plastic clips around the edges of the controller. Be careful not to break these clippings, as they will need to be reattached during reassembly. Once the bottom of the gamepad case has been removed, it's time to start removing the motherboard assembly.

David Sunnyside
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