Replacing the battery in your PlayStation 5‘s DualSense controller can extend its life and ensure a seamless gaming experience. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of replacing the battery in a DualSense controller. Please note that opening your controller may void its warranty, so proceed with caution and at your own risk.
Table Of Contents
- What You Will Need
- Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing the Battery
- Step 1: Turn off the controller
- Step 2: Remove the black cover
- Step 3: Unscrew the casing
- Step 4: Separate the controller halves
- Step 5: Disconnect the ribbon cable
- Step 6: Remove the battery
- Step 7: Install the new battery
- Step 8: Reconnect the ribbon cable
- Step 9: Reassemble the controller
- Step 10: Replace the screws
- Step 11: Reattach the black cover
- Testing the New Battery
What You Will Need
Before you begin, gather the following tools and materials:
- A replacement battery (compatible with the DualSense controller)
- A small Phillips screwdriver
- A plastic pry tool or a spudger
- A clean, well-lit workspace
Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing the Battery
Follow these steps to replace the battery in your DualSense controller:
Step 1: Turn off the controller
Make sure the controller is turned off and disconnected from any charging sources.
Step 2: Remove the black cover
Place the controller face down on your workspace. Gently insert the plastic pry tool or spudger between the black cover and the white plastic body, starting at the bottom edge near the USB-C port. Carefully work your way around the controller, prying the black cover away from the white body. Be cautious not to damage the plastic clips that hold the cover in place.
Step 3: Unscrew the casing
Once the black cover is removed, you will see four screws securing the two halves of the controller. Using the small Phillips screwdriver, remove these four screws and set them aside.
Step 4: Separate the controller halves
Carefully separate the two halves of the controller, starting at the bottom edge near the USB-C port. Be cautious not to damage the ribbon cable connecting the two halves.
Step 5: Disconnect the ribbon cable
Using the plastic pry tool or your fingernail, gently lift the small black locking tab on the connector where the ribbon cable connects to the controller’s mainboard. Once the locking tab is lifted, gently pull the ribbon cable out of the connector.
Step 6: Remove the battery
Locate the battery in the lower half of the controller. Gently lift the battery out of its compartment, being careful not to damage the battery connector. Disconnect the battery connector by gently pulling it away from the mainboard.
Step 7: Install the new battery
Connect the new battery to the battery connector on the mainboard. Make sure the connection is secure. Place the new battery in the battery compartment, ensuring it sits flush with the surrounding components.
Step 8: Reconnect the ribbon cable
Carefully insert the ribbon cable back into its connector on the mainboard, making sure it is fully seated. Gently push down the black locking tab to secure the ribbon cable in place.
Step 9: Reassemble the controller
Align the two halves of the controller, ensuring that all components are properly seated and that the ribbon cable is not pinched. Press the halves together until all the clips click into place.
Step 10: Replace the screws
Using the small Phillips screwdriver, replace the four screws that secure the two halves of the controller.
Step 11: Reattach the black cover
Align the black cover with the white body of the controller, ensuring all the clips and openings line up. Gently press the black cover onto the white body, working your way around the controller until all the clips click into place.
Testing the New Battery
Turn on your DualSense controller and connect it to your PlayStation 5 to ensure the new battery is functioning correctly. If the controller powers on and connects successfully, the battery replacement was successful.
In conclusion, replacing the battery in your DualSense controller is a relatively simple process that can extend the life of your controller and improve your gaming experience. Remember to work carefully and patiently to avoid damaging your controller during the process.