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Introducción

The front buttons on a Nintendo switch pro controller are supposed to be free flowing and have lightning fast response time. If your controller is not performing at the highest level it can then that means you will keep losing games. The controller has to be the best it can possibly be so that you can play up to your ultimate potential. If your front buttons are sticky, unresponsive, or will not press down all the way, use this guide to remove and replace your buttons. This guide requires a Phillips #00 screwdriver for screw removal.

  1. Flip the controller over so the model stickers face the ceiling.
    • Flip the controller over so the model stickers face the ceiling.

    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two black flathead 8.4 mm-long screws that secure the handles, located at the ends of the handles.

  2. Carefully remove the handle covers by pulling them away from the main body. Carefully remove the handle covers by pulling them away from the main body. Carefully remove the handle covers by pulling them away from the main body.
    • Carefully remove the handle covers by pulling them away from the main body.

  3. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four silver 6.8 mm-long screws that secure the clear back plastic cover.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four silver 6.8 mm-long screws that secure the clear back plastic cover.

  4. Carefully pry away the clear plastic cover  using your fingernail. Carefully pry away the clear plastic cover  using your fingernail. Carefully pry away the clear plastic cover  using your fingernail.
    • Carefully pry away the clear plastic cover using your fingernail.

  5. Remove the clear plastic cover.
    • Remove the clear plastic cover.

  6. Remove the lithium-ion battery by using a fingernail or plastic opening tool to pry it up on the left side. Only a small amount of force is needed. Only a small amount of force is needed.
    • Remove the lithium-ion battery by using a fingernail or plastic opening tool to pry it up on the left side.

    • Only a small amount of force is needed.

  7. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the five 5mm-long screws from the back of the controller. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the five 5mm-long screws from the back of the controller. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the five 5mm-long screws from the back of the controller.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the five 5mm-long screws from the back of the controller.

  8. Delicately take off the plastic cover from the controller. Do not completely remove the front cover just yet, as it is still attached to the motherboard via a white ribbon cable. Do not completely remove the front cover just yet, as it is still attached to the motherboard via a white ribbon cable.
    • Delicately take off the plastic cover from the controller.

    • Do not completely remove the front cover just yet, as it is still attached to the motherboard via a white ribbon cable.

  9. Use the tip of an opening pick to open the black flap of the ZIF connector by pushing it upwards. Use the tip of an opening pick to open the black flap of the ZIF connector by pushing it upwards.
    • Use the tip of an opening pick to open the black flap of the ZIF connector by pushing it upwards.

  10. Use your fingers or a pair of blunt nose tweezers to disconnect the interconnect cable from its connector. Use your fingers or a pair of blunt nose tweezers to disconnect the interconnect cable from its connector.
    • Use your fingers or a pair of blunt nose tweezers to disconnect the interconnect cable from its connector.

  11. Remove the front case.
    • Remove the front case.

  12. Remove the two 6.8 mm-long screws on the top circuit board using a Phillips screwdriver.
    • Remove the two 6.8 mm-long screws on the top circuit board using a Phillips screwdriver.

  13. Use a spudger to flip up the locking tab on the ZIF connector. Use a spudger to flip up the locking tab on the ZIF connector.
    • Use a spudger to flip up the locking tab on the ZIF connector.

  14. Remove the black ribbon cable from its connector. Only a small amount of force should be needed to remove the ribbon cable.
    • Remove the black ribbon cable from its connector.

    • Only a small amount of force should be needed to remove the ribbon cable.

  15. Remove the trigger buttons from the plastic cover. Remove the trigger buttons from the plastic cover.
    • Remove the trigger buttons from the plastic cover.

  16. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 5 mm-long screw securing the front button board.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 5 mm-long screw securing the front button board.

  17. Remove the front button board. Remove the front button board.
    • Remove the front button board.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Hey Daniel! Thank you very much for this tutorial.

May I ask you, do you know the part code of this specific board or where I can find it online?? My pro controller d-pad came malfunctioning from factory and I think I’ll challenge myself to try and buy a new one to replace it.

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I broke the locking tab on the ZIF connector what can I do?

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