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The battery is just soldered in there. A 15 dollar iron and a bit of playing around with it should be all the skill you should need to replace the battery. Not 100% sure which battery it uses off the top of my head but it's probably the same as Pokemon RSE. As for the screw I found mine in a Radioshack bit set but you can find them online for less than 10 dollars. Here is one on amazon for $3. [link]
For what its worth my Boktai 1+2 copies are dead as well. I played them just last year.
oh shoot. they are tri wing.
Walmart has a bunch online, idk if they would be in store.
Amazon does have them for cheap.
But due to tri-wings specifically being used in the electronics security there arent too many stores that just carry them. Although Nintendo has used tri-wings in every system theyve released, so if you ever need to open a nintendo device; you would have the screw driver needed.
If you're really looking to shortcut the breaking-in process, you can swap in the buttons from another controller. Just be sure you also get the rubber contacts underneath, as that's what causes the stiffness. You can get a tri-wing screwdriver for pocket change on amazon, and popping open the controller is pretty self explanatory.
$3 on Amazon: [link]
Metal spudger is a thin, dull edge (like a butter knife) used to get under or between parts.
No, I'd say, you need the tri-wing screw driver. Maybe there's a way to get that black fringe out without taking the faceplate off, but you'll have an easier time with it removed.
Assuming you have the 3 pointed screwdriver, you can basically take apart anything with Nintendo branding on it. All of my GC controllers have Pro Controller analog sticks. In my opinion it's actually better than the vanilla analog sticks because the stem the thumb pad is attached to wider so the travel distance is shorter than average allowing for slightly faster inputs. Imagine the GC analog stick is the base line travel distance, being the default. And then imagine pushing an arrow on a key board to be the fastest possible input. The input is instant because there is no travel distance while doing it. The Pro Controller stick is somewhere in between those two extremes which is faster than default. PS3 wont work properly because the diameter of the stick is too wide so you would have to shave it down and it would be a nightmare. here is the screwdriver I use.
And I recommend a tri-wing screw driver. a few dollars and you can now repair and clean any nintendo system ever in minutes, regardless of actual Nintendo support.
Bits n Pixels has someone they send it to in the area and you could try Tech Exchange but I don't know what they do as far as repair. If you do try to repair it yourself you will probably need a Y screwdriver [link]
check and see first but Nintendo puts these screws in to prevent people from opening them.
The new one I bought is this, [link]
I haven't got it yet so I can't vouch for it, even though this was probably made in China, I try and stay away from the Chinese sellers as their tri-wings have a habit of breaking quickly.
oh man that sucks but yeah this repair is pretty easy i recommend getting this screwdriver its really cheap and its also magnetic which makes it really easy to remove and place those screws with it
All you need really is a Tri Wing Screw Driver Maintain the dust with air in a can and I say get replacement analog sticks or button replacements for if they break. It's a little work but in the end it's worth it. And also you save a lot of money instead of buying new controllers constantly. If you want to customize your own controller I say go for different ones and mix up controllers.
Unfortunately you'll need to purchase this screwdriver, which is only $1.42 USD so it's not that bad. On the back of the controller, by the L, R, D-Pad, C-stick, and tips of the controller there are screws (6 in total). Take those out and do your peeking. It's not risky in the slightest, just be careful about losing the screws since they are custom.
Get a triwing screwdriver and open up the controller. If you also have a small Phillips head driver you can mess with the L and R buttons as well, which have regular spiral springs in them. Some people like to cut these springs to give the buttons less resistance; I and the the friend that I've mentioned have completely removed the spring from the R button to make wavedashing easier.
some have phillips screws, usually the early models. for the rest, bam sucka
ignore the 2 cent ones, they're just assholes who should be banned from amazon for doing the 2 cent price $4 shipping shit.
I had this problem for a few months since April/March and just recently fixed it. So if you want to try and take the gamepad apart by yourself and replace the control stick it's very easy. All you need is a triwing screwdriver and the replacement piece for the control stick.
Triwing screwdriver on amazon. Maybe look around to see if you like something else.
Left control stick with PCB.
Also a step by step guide showing how to take the gamepad apart.
Hopefully this helped!
Edit: A tip for when taking the cover off of the back. This is in part 4 of the guide. When pulling the connection cable out from the back of the gamepad you should use three fingers. Your pointer, your middle finger, and your thumb. I thought I would tell you since I had a hard time with it.
You can buy Triwing screwdrivers cheaply online.
Edit: fist Amazon link that came up for me.
The same tri-wing screwdriver from the Wii and DS should be able to take apart the joy-con Amazon Link
following u/Duck--hunt advice its a very simple fix just get the triwing screwdriver I'ved used this one from amazon its a very good screwdriver and its magnetic also ifixit has a very nice tutorial to help you out.
Have you tried cleaning it? I was having problems with a c-stick on one of my controllers, but after taking it apart and cleaning it out it's working great.
I had to buy a special screwdriver off amazon for it though.
How to Clean a Gamecube Controller
Screwdriver on Amazon
Amazon. Tri-wing is only used in security screws on small electronics.
Tri-point (or Twi-wing) Y00 screwdriver. Amazon
These are durable, cheap, and they get the job done
Leegoal Tri-wing Screwdriver for Nintendo Wii, Gamecube, Gameboy Advance [link]
Sorry man, I totally forgot that stupid tutorial.
Would this be it? [link]
triwing or trilobe screwdriver. like this. [link]
No, but they're super cheap.
You are going to love me for years for introducing you to your new best friend. And here are some instructions for what you are getting in to.
You will want some Queue tips and rubbing alcohol. If it is just the buttons that are sticking you just need to clean off whatever sticky substance is on the rubber pads and the buttons. Let everything dry before putting it back together. Trickiest part is setting the Z button back in place as you are putting it back together.
Once they are clean your controllers will work like the day you bought them!
Many Nintendo systems require a tri wing screwdriver to open, rather than a standard Phillips head. This is a measure to keep people from being able to open them up without sending them in. Not sure if this absolutely applies to 3DS, but it's common.
Here's a tri wing you can purchase: [link]
im not sure, the guy on the thread used this one