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How does one open a PS3 controller in real life? lol

by SuperDerpBro Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:02 pm

Watched the first 15 vids, from a Google search, on youtube. The CLIP!... "Oh, simple. Just press here and it pops open"

Fuck me.. mine does not! Not even a slight budge.

It's about to get opened with a baseball bat. lol


Any tips? :D
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Re: How does one open a PS3 controller in real life? lol

by samsonlonghair Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:36 pm

SuperDerpBro wrote:Watched the first 15 vids, from a Google search, on youtube. The CLIP!... "Oh, simple. Just press here and it pops open"

Fuck me.. mine does not! Not even a slight budge.

It's about to get opened with a baseball bat. lol


Any tips? :D

I can empathize with you, SDB. I have felt similar frustrations trying to open electronic items -- not the PS3 controller in specific, just other electronic human-interface devices.

Here's a couple of general tips when things don't go according to plan:
-If you have to force it, something is wrong.
-Don't overlook simple things.
-Make sure you have removed ALL the screws.
-Sometimes there are hidden screws under a label.
-Tackle the problem from more than one angle.
-You can make your own prying tool from an old discount card or membership card. Use scissors to cut the card into any shape that's helpful to you.
-If you feel frustrated, take a break and grab a bite to eat.
-Come back to it after lunch. Maybe you'll see something you overlooked before.

These are all just general observations from opening controllers, keyboards, mice, trackballs, numpads, and similar human-interface devices. They're not about the PS3 controller in specific. Hope this helps you, SDB. 8)
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Re: How does one open a PS3 controller in real life? lol

by SuperDerpBro Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:40 pm

Haha. Thanks. Just before you posted, I did pretty much everything you said and got it finally. Putting it back together .... I had to go make an early lunch half way through before HULK SMASH! heh

All done now. Can you spot the difference? :)

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If anyone finds this.. the guides on YT are correct but you might need a dash of samsonlonghair's tips :D
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Re: How does one open a PS3 controller in real life? lol

by samsonlonghair Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:19 pm

Nice analog sticks, SDB!
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Re: How does one open a PS3 controller in real life? lol

by SuperDerpBro Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:55 pm

Heh, thanks. The stock sticks were sticky on the top. Nothing i did would make it go away. The tops also spun on the shafts a bit. Figured id try $1 Xbone sticks from China. Works great :P
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