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Replacing a PlayStation 3 (PS3) DualShock Controller Battery
Reviewed by
Andrew Bistak
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Replacing a PlayStation 3 (PS3) DualShock Controller Battery Review. So there we have it and the entire process to replace the battery took just a few minutes that not only gave me a more powerful battery for the PS3 DualShock Controller but allowed me to get back straight into my gaming sessions!
Rating:
5.0

Installation 10
Battery Charge 10
Time 10
Value 10
Distributor: Battery World or Deal Extreme
Review Date:
June 2012
Reviewer:
Andrew Bistak

10


Replacing the battery in a PS3 DualShock Controller

Problem: PlayStation 3 (PS3) DualShock Controller won't keep charge

Possible Solution: Battery needs replacing?

For a gamer, the last thing you need is your DualShock Controller running out of charge and this is what happened to me. I tried to charge the battery overnight on the PS3, however the next morning, the charge did not keep. Fortunately replacement batteries are available for the controller. These can be purchased from Battery World in Australia or through Deal Extreme in the United States who also do free international shipping. EBay is another option but I've been burnt from substandard console accessories before and I needed a battery replacement today!

Given that a new controller costs around $79.95AUD (June 2012) and my existing controller works perfectly, the best option is to replace the battery which is extremely easy to do. The replacement battery I purchased from Battery World cost $19.95 and came with a 12-month warranty. Interesting enough, the original PS3 DualShock battery measured at around 45mm with the new battery considerably longer. However the original battery was held in the DualShock controller by an adapter. The new battery did not require this adapter to hold it in place. Also, the original battery was a 650mAh Lithium Battery with the new one from Battery World at 1350mAh. This means that the new battery will hold a longer charge and Deal Extreme's battery is 1800mAh.


New Battery (left), Original Battery (Middle) and Battery Holder (Right)

Installation

To install the new battery, you simply remove the 5 screws from the DualShock controller and then remove the bottom casing from the DualShock controller. A little force is needed to pull it apart. Once opened, you simply unplug the existing battery which does require a little force and simply replace it with the new one. Once again, force is required to to plug the battery into the slot. The final part of the installation is to screw the 5 screws back in place and presto, you now have unlimited gaming again.


Step 1 - Remove screws from back of DualShock Controller


Step 2 - Remove back cover of DualShock Controller and old Battery


Step 3 - Connect New Battery and reattach back cover


Step 4 - Charge Battery and start playing!

So there we have it and the entire process to replace the battery took just a few minutes that not only gave me a more powerful battery for the PS3 DualShock Controller but allowed me to get back straight into my gaming sessions! Of course if this does not work, it's probably your controller that has died but $19.95AUD from Battery World or $3.99 from Deal Extreme, it's definitely worth to try a new battery before shilling out for a new controller!

There's also a great video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Z1M3aTYME if you need additional assistance!





 

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