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This guide shows how to replace broken trigger buttons on a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Broken triggers limit an optimum gaming experience with the Nintendo Switch console. Replacing a broken trigger on your controller will aid you in using your controller to its full extent. This guide requires a nearly full disassembly of the controller. Therefore, exercise caution during disassembly to ensure that you do not damage the circuitry or the ribbon connectors on the inside of the controller.

  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.

Conclusión

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

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This guide does show how to remove the trigger/bumper casing and board from the controller but does not show how to remove the triggers/bumpers from the casing they are in.

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