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Introducción

After using the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (Model HAC-001), it is common that the joystick cap becomes cracked or broken.  Though the caps are not integral to the functionality of the controller, the caps provide comfort and ease of use of the joysticks.  This guide helps with only the replacement of the joystick caps, not the joystick itself.

  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. With light force pull the two joystick caps off of the controller. With light force pull the two joystick caps off of the controller. With light force pull the two joystick caps off of the controller.
    • With light force pull the two joystick caps off of the controller.

Conclusión

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

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