How to fix Dualshock 3 joystick?

I have a PS3 slim and Dualshock 3 that came with it. The joysticks get stuck all the times and are unresponsive. So I would like to replace them, but the problem is how to properly remove them and find compatible replacement joysticks. For reference, in my Dualshock 3 the joysticks are not soldered on but connected via ribbon cable. As original Dualshock 3 are not available around anymore, this fix is only way to get back to those old memories.

Third party really aren’t fixable you can only really find parts for first party unless you get a busted controller of the same type with good parts of the type you need

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Hey @PinkLightning, thanks for your reply. But I am talking about original Dualshock 3 controller only which was the last revision.

Oh you can get their parts on ebay they are first party though you need to have soldering skills and as far as I know the ps3 controllers didn’t have revisions only the consoles did

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Unfortunately eBay is closed in India. I am attaching picture of Dualshock 3 which I am referring.(source:psdevwiki.com)MSU_VX8_unknown_(Bottom)|690x388

I’ve never seen that style before

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I’m pretty sure that’s a fake

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Seriously? It came with PlayStation 3 slim which I bought from official Sony Center. Actually PS3 slim box had information written in Russian language.
Model Number : CECHZC2EA

It might not be…I’m not super familiar with the DS3 but it just looks like it could be. I’m sure there will be others who look at this post that can say for sure.

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This is an original PS3 Dualshock controller. I’ve worked on several of these. There are 2 of these controllers with small motherboards, 1 with small ic chips and one with bigger ic chips.
@Imtiyaz you can remove the analog stick with a small screwdriver, lift the ribbon away from the leg of the stick and you should see 4 small slots under the ribbon, use the small screwdriver and gently unsnap the stick from the plastic. If you dont have access to ebay you might try something like AliExpress. Hope this helps you out.

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Wait that looks like the internals of the old aftermarket skull ps2 controllers try finding one and tearing it down for the internals I used to steal the joycons from them for other controllers because the sticks crack and break

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@rmac4411 I have tried removing analog sticks, but placing new stick seems harder because we have to precisely bend the pins. I did find few replacement sticks on Ali express. I will give that a shot and post the progress here.
Thanks all for helping.

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This is the latest model of the DS3s it’s Original . Most came bundled with the SuperSlims.
you don’t need to bend any pins on the Analog assembly replacement. just make sure that the correct side of the conductive flex touches the pins firmly by pressing the rubber stopper harder in.

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@Imtiyaz ok let me know how it turns on for you, good luck.

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I’ve never had to bend pins to replace sticks

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