Be Ready for Anything with Sony PlayStation 3 Video Game Controller Batteries
As one of the largest tech and video game manufacturers in the world, Sony has had its fair share of consoles over the years. The PlayStation 3 was one such device, being the company's flagship 7th-generation system for almost a decade. Like all gaming consoles, the PlayStation 3 needed a controller, and that controller needed a battery to power it.How is a PlayStation 3 controller powered?
The PlayStation 3 uses a rechargeable battery integrated with the controller. Whether wired or wireless, it could be recharged by plugging into the PlayStation itself while it is turned on using a USB cable as well as some other USB-based sources like computers. The company also had adapters that could charge up to two controls at once through a wall outlet.Can you replace the battery in a PlayStation 3controller?
It is possible to install a replacement battery into the console's remote control. To do so, all you will need is a small Philips head screwdriver, a pair of pliers, an antistatic wrist strap for safety, and somewhere to keep screws and parts while you work. Follow these steps to perform the procedure:
- Unscrew the five screws on the back of the controller and remove the back, being careful to depress the trigger buttons one at a time so they release the shell on either side. Set aside to someplace safe.
- Either with your fingers or a pair of pliers, gently remove the plug connecting the old battery pack with the controller's circuit board. This should come out easily and can be stowed away or recycled responsibly.
- Install the replacement battery into the same slot as before, using the pliers can help to maneuver the plug into place.
- Working backward, replace the back cover of the controller and tighten all five screws back into their appropriate places.
- Charge the controller as you would normally, then activate it by pressing the PlayStation logo button. If connected properly and charged up, it should now turn on.
Replacement batteries can come in handy if the old battery dies after significant use over the years. Rather than being forced to buy an entirely different controller, you could put in a bit of work to fix the one you use now. The same applies to a battery that isn't broken but does not hold a charge as it once did or is otherwise not performing well.Content provided for informational purposes only. eBay is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Sony.