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PS5 Controller With Some Buttons On It Not Working Repaired

By on February 18, 2023
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A friend of mine brought this PS5 controller and explained that it is working fine but some buttons on the left side were not functioning at all.

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That is my first time opening such a device but I am sure I can handle it since it is the same as the PS 4 controller or at least close to it.

Actually, taking it apart is different that the PS 4 controller. Take a look

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First thing to do is pry open this plastic piece and that will reveal all the screws that needed to come out.

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These are hidden screws and if you try to force it open without taking these off you are in for a big trouble. I had to watch the process of taking this apart on the net and I am sharing with you what I have learnt.

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Once these screws are off and the white cover is lifted you will see a lot of ribbon cables that have to come out to go deeper into this controller.

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All the ribbon cables are disconnected and to make it even better to work with, I de soldered the motor black red wires on both sides but that is optional if you do not want to do it because the board can be flipped out while there are still connected to the board.

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The board is flipped backwards and I can see more stuff inside the controller.

I am trying to reach the ribbon flex cable that controls all the button functionality because sometime all it needs just cleaning but in this one I was not that lucky.

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More screws have to come off and on the right side you can see part of the ribbon flex cable that I am trying to reach and if you take a closer look you would see the damage there.

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On the far right of the photo I could see two lines that are damaged and I could see some water damage on that flex and that explains the fault.

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It is any easy process to replace the ribbon flex cable because it is cheap and easy to be found in my area.

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There are guide lines on the plastic controller surface to pin this flex cable on and easy to follow.

Once that part is replaced you can you put it back together and test the controller. I connected it to my Iphone program and tested it and it was working just fine.

Mission Accomplished.

waleed Rishmawi

This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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  1. Parasuraman S

    February 18, 2023 at 9:52 am

    Vow! I wonder how did you know where to look for the hidden screws! Excellent! Thanks for sharing!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      February 18, 2023 at 3:32 pm

      Parasuraman: the internet is a very good source for such information. have a blessed day

  2. Albert van Bemmelen

    February 18, 2023 at 2:56 pm

    That sure is something I hope never have to repeat with so many hidden screws! I once also fixed a moisty selector panel of a kitchen extractor hood that the wife had tried to clean on the outside with a wet cloth. It caused a bad flex cable with no longer working flexcable selector pushbuttons. Which only could be fixed by replacing it by real wired switches which is only safe when the wire contacts never can be touched! Why they originally use these more protected flex cable push buttons.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      February 20, 2023 at 2:12 pm

      Albert: I have done it so many times now and it is generating good income. usually it is the first time hard to take it apart but it gets easier and faster as you go.
      it is usually protected but when the customer is careless about this controller then it is an income for me. LOL. have a blessed day

  3. Bonkie

    February 20, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    nice to learn these tricks.
    PS4 was the last controller I had opened.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      February 20, 2023 at 11:44 pm

      Bonkie: this was my first so it is ok but never stop there. Keep up the good work and have a blessed day


      February 21, 2023 at 1:10 pm

      Good repairs work done, Thanks for sharing.
      How did you handle the terminal damage on the connector side or was the damage only on the ribbon?

  4. vydelingum Nazir

    February 21, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you so much for the technique you provided to proceed with the removal of all these hidden screws. Great job

  5. Yogesh Panchal

    February 27, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    Good Fix! waleed


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