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“Tubers. It is me again ben from the curious consumer and today. I have a a video for you by request actually my brother in law. Couple of kids and of course.
A couple of the i ve received a couple of emails about doing this mod. Now so today. What we re going to do is we re going to modify a playstation 4 controller again any modifications that you do to your product usually means. Especially if it s official branded.
Usually means you were going to void the warranty hopefully. I can make this video shorter. I know in the past my videos have been about 28 minutes long. I d like to cut that down a little bit today.
But what we re going to be doing. Today is changing. These thumb pads and possibly. Doing a change to this d pad.
So let s get started anyway. So as you can see a regular playstation. 4 controller. I ve already taken some of the liberties of taking the screws out but to start this modification.
What you want to do is take out the four screws. So there s one here one here one right here next to the reset button. And then one here on the bottom of the thumb pad. There once you get all four of those screws out what you want to do is start to pry the bottom of the controller out now the first time you do this it s going to be it s going to feel a little bit tough.
It s going to be a little hard because there s some clips and usually those clips are up here on the side right next to the so you can get down the camera. There right next to the triggers here. There is a clip usually right about here here here next to the other trigger and then right here in the middle so what i m going to do is take my plastic prying tool here i m just going to pull up here so you see that separated a little bit. I m just going to prop my fingers underneath and i m going to slide this up so i can get that first clip off here on the side.
Which it feels like it s pretty loose on that side so it feels like maybe this clip. The inside might be where the issue is so i m just wiggling the clip in and i m just trying to pull it apart. There we go all right so i have my controller part apart one thing you want to note is this where the triggers are you ll notice. There is three pieces of plastic here here and here this plastic in the middle is actually connected so.
What you have to do is kind of wiggle this back piece away from the triggers all right. So let s try to do that so. What i want to do is try to wiggle it up. I don t want to just turn down that control what i want to do is not pull the trigger off i just want to wiggle it around the trigger don t want to ready set that no no all right here.
We go get that out and let s see if we can t get this side out to a little bit of pressure here again you don t want to ruin your buttons. But you want to just wiggle it you can see where it s just getting caught up on that trigger so there we go and be careful don t rip the back of your controller off because you have a connector cord. Here so all i m going to do is just pinch. The connector cord together.
Actually there s a little blue tab right here little blue piece of plastic right there. And i m going to pinch on both sides. And i m just going to pull directly straight up off of the board. And that s going to disconnect the backing for that controller so i m going to set this aside next up here is to remove the battery.
So we re just going to lift that out it s not glued or anything. So that s actually pretty good and i m just going to try to pinch this little white piece here just wiggle it back and forth. I may be able to get this out you don t want to pull on the cord. So much because if you pull on the cord.
It could disconnect the pins inside of your connector. You don t want to rip those out. So let s put that aside all right so where are we here all right so right here on the bottom of the board we have the battery cover the reset button sorry my hands in the way their battery cover the reset button here and it looks like there is only one screw right there in the middle. So let s get our screwdriver.
Our trusty screwdriver and let s get into this right here. So i just want to push there you want to apply a decent amount of pressure you don t want to strip the screw so just a decent amount of pressure there and i can feel the board actually pulling away when i take that screw off make sure you set your screw aside. We re not going to lose it and one more thing you have to do is be careful you have the rumble feature the rumble motors on both sides and you have the cords that go to the board. You don t want those to get any stress on them or anything like that so you don t want to like rip this out plus.
These are behind a plastic fitting here where they re not necessarily supposed to just pop right out and before you pull this out right here on the top of the board you ll notice. There is another blue ribbon cable. So what we re going to do is we re going to try to pull that out ourselves. And you re again you re just going to lift it directly away from the board of course.
Now my fingers are just a little too fat for this and so let me try that with my pry tool. I don t want to rip the cable. Though so you want to be very careful when you re doing this. And what i m trying to do there we go is just put pressure on both sides so it almost pinches.
It with my finger and the tip of that screwdriver and i pull that out and now i can pull away my board that wants to come too so alright so let s pull the whole thing away. Then i guess just try to keep it try to keep it flat. And there is it looks like there s a lot of space there to pull that out alright. So it looks like i lost two buttons.
My share buttons. So let me just put those back into place got to be very careful when you re doing it. And there are these little nubs if you happen to fall out you ll notice. There are these little nubs around the button.
You just want to line those up to the way. The plastic sits and just set them right back into place. There. So that s the front of my controller.
Let me see we just flip that over for you and that s the front of the controller which we re going to do something with that in a second so i want to put that aside in the meantime here s what the playstation. 4. Controller really looks like so this is the main board here and it s connected by two it looks like two boards. Which is pretty neat and we are at our culprits or culprits of the thumb pad.
So let s do this modification with these right now. We ll take those thumb pads off. And as many of you already know by watching some of my other videos and if you haven t watched any of my other videos. I really enjoy using these magnetic xbox one elite thumb pads so just going to replace those here.
And really the reason. I like doing this with these is because if they ever like with the playstation. 4 controller. These rubber pieces as you may already have experienced that s why you re watching this video or may not they start to peel apart they start feeling off or if you re playing for a long period of time your fingers get really really slippery and start to slide off because it s just like rubber with no perforations around the edge.
No grip with these magnetic pieces. I could buy replacements all the time if i want to if i want to put bring back let s say the grip. I don t know if you can hear that my thumb s rubbing across that there s perforation all around the outside of this this part which allows me to get better grip. When i m playing games also with the the modifications.
I can change by height. So i could either put the small pads on or i can put the large pads on if i m playing a first person shooter. And i want to get a better angle or a better control of where i m shooting. Yeah.
That s why i wanted to do that but right now. What i want to do now that i have this part in here. I just want to kind of wiggle this into place make sure that that all fits together there we go so that s that now this is going to fit right back into the front piece. But before i do that what i want to try today is flip this back over.
I want to try to put take that out the xbox platter. Here to make it an official controller and in order for me to do that one on official controller. But i sorry unofficial elite modification in order for me to put this on here you ll notice what playstation has done with their directional pad is they have a cross thread here so you see that little x mark here so this when i push down on it their directional pad is actually not flat like most directional pads are their directional pad is is is indented so what i would have to do to make this mod official is cut these plastic pieces off which i m going to do today for you guys so you can see if you can do this at home again this will definitely void any warranty you may have had on your controller. So all i m doing right now is i m just taking off the the plastic membrane and what i want to do is take out this thumb pad.
And just see what i need on the bottom. It looks like this might be possible. However not sure hundred percent. So let me grab the piece with the magnetic parts it does look about the same size.
But as you can tell it looks like i may have to just take some parts off so it looks to me like these parts right here on the top see a little nub right right. There may have to come off on this controller on this controller piece. So it could fit into place here. Yeah.
That definitely looks like what i m going to need to do the other part to this is these little nubs on the bottom. I just noticed on this controller. The nubs on the bottom are a little bit thicker than the nubs that are here. If you can see that there you go i can see there s a nub of the middle nub here.
Which is what rocks back and forth. And you have the four box nubs. There and here on this one you have the little center piece here. Which is a lot thinner.
But you have the little nubs on each side. But i m going to have to measure them and cut them to the right size. So what i m going to do is i m going to pause. The video right now.
And i m going to try to modify this little magnetic piece here. So it will fit inside of the playstation controller here alright. I m deposit and i ll be right back and we are back alright so i did a couple of modifications while you were away. I why i paused it so the modifications that i did and you ll notice right here originally there was the the cross here.
I had dremeled that out took the dremel and just dremeled it out and then kind of sanded down the edges here. So it wouldn t be very sharp on the top in the part that i m going to be putting in there was a little bit different shaped than the one that was in there. So this was the one that was in there this is the new one that s going in there. And what i ended up doing on here was there were these little tabs that were on the top.
So i dremeled those off as well and there was one slight modification that i had to do to this one. I had to even out the nubs here so i dremeled down one of them because it was a lot higher and one of the nubs is not very high at all so what i ended up doing was taking a little piece from the crosshair that was on the controller before and i super glued it to this piece here so it s on there pretty good that way it makes contact with the bottom push because as you can see on the bottom. Here. There are little nubs that have to be on the bottom of the controller in order for those button presses to be pressed.
So what i m going to do now is just put everything back into place so i m just going to slide that into its spot. And we have to find the membrane. The membrane here goes on and there s these four little nubs on each corner of the membrane. So you just have to kind of like wiggle it into place and push down on it for it to take its hold in the plastic.
There there we go and this feels very loose right here. If i push it you can see it wiggling on the inside there. But rest assured when i flip it over it does make contact to the to the membrane here. I just want to make sure the membranes not folded over anywhere that looks good now we have to take our buttons our share buttons again we have to find the specific sides that these were on and i m trying to see that here does that look like it would be it yeah.
That would look like it so let s slide that into place perfect alright. So that one goes. There. And this one goes on this side here.
So again finding the nubs on the plastic. There in order for that to fall into place. The whole time. I was making sure that this wasn t wiggling around too much because i didn t take that out you could have done that i did not all right.
So let s move this out of the way here move all the parts out let s grab. Our board make sure that that just falls into place there we go and you can feel it you can feel when it s together it would be together together and these the beauty part about these thumb pads. It really adds. A little bit of weight.
A little bit of weight to the controller. So let s yeah let s try to put this on here back into place sliding those nubs into the hole. And what i m trying to do really is just line up. Where everything would go without.
Oh. You know what i should probably do is make sure that this ribbon cable gets pushed put back into place this ribbon cable on the front for the touchpad before i slide. It too far in see. If i can i got to get this ribbon cable into there i may have to pause.
The video again for that. But it looks like the motherboard for the controller. Just just slides into place. Oh maybe i could do this alright.
Let s see if we can get that in there. So i m just going to you know if you can see that there underneath. There there s a little slider in there i m just going to try to get this blue piece in to mist it into that slider there we go and that s in place awesome alright cool. So yeah.
So that there are these holes on the board. So right here and right here are these two screw holes that would normally be used for the backing to go on and there s holes in the board. There other the plastic housing that is where you would normally just slide those through and that s how it just slide and slid right into place. So that is in alright good.
So that s part of it here feels pretty good let s get our battery. Oh don t you know we need the screw right. So let s get our screwdriver here. Let s put the part in try to just get that screwdriver part right there and let s get our screw and let s screw our motherboard again remember the screw hole is right here this scroll here of course.
The lighting is all weird and here the screw holes right here. Where we want to go so i want to take that popper right here. Again you guys don t have to do all the same mods that i do if you were to do with them at home. I just wanted to try this mod for a while now and there will be a second part to this video.
I have another piece coming in for this controller. Another modification that i want to do it s which will be sometime in in october. I should be getting that part in in order for me to do this second portion. Oh yeah sorry starting to look so good alright.
So keep an eye out like you re like if you wanted to do this particular mod. You know just replacing these two parts here are pretty easy to do on their own well that felt a little bit tight. There you go all right. No.
Yeah. I just got to push them in a little bit. More you don t have to do this mod here. I just wanted to do this for a while was really excited to try it so i got a chance to do that today and that s what i did so pop.
It in there feels pretty good all right let s get the battery put the battery in there. And again you want to be very careful with the battery. And i get on here the the battery actually has this little just focus on that can i focus on that this little nub here that s going to go right into that little slot. So you re just going to slide that right into the controller and just place the battery.
Where it s supposed to go all right let s get the backing and remember we have another another ribbon cable here that we have to back into the ribbon slider. So what s the easiest way for me to do this flip. It over like this sorry guys didn t mean to get my arm in the way. There you know what let s just go upside down.
We will go like this so i m trying to get this ribbon into that ribbon slider and all i m going to do is grab both sides. I m pinching both sides again and it s pretty easy it just slides right back into place. But i just like to push down a little bit harder just to make sure it s all the way in and now we just take the back and make sure we hook. It around the triggers and down at the bottom.
Here. You ll notice that this overhangs. If you just push it in just a little bit it ll slide right into place. And then you just wiggle it wiggle the plastic a little bit around and it should pop right into place here.
There we go there we go you just gotta. It s all by feel really you ll feel it when you re putting it together about how it slides into place. So yeah. So that s that looks pretty good let s pop on our pieces.
Here and there we go it is an official playstation. 4. Elite controller ready to go the only thing. I haven t done right now is put in the four screws.
But i don t want to waste your guys time with that but as you can see if i press the button. But starting to light up and all i have to do is turn on my playstation and i m ready to go any time. I need to replace the thumb pad. I can just take it off and put on another thumb pad.
And here s the taller thumb pad. So you can see for precision shooting. It actually feels very comfortable now i m a big fan of the playstation 4 controller anyway. I just really don t like those thumb pads.
But anyway guys again. Thank you so much for watching and checking out my video here hope you get to try this at home. And you know leave a comment down below watch. Some of my other videos.
I ve done this too a few different types of controllers um and keep an eye out for any of my future videos that we ll be doing pretty soon. I appreciate you guys checking out my channel and watching again guys unofficial not official playstation. But an official modded elite playstation controller thanks again guys for watching don t forget to smack that like button. Give me those thumbs up and tell your friends get them in here to watch.
These videos guys. This is pretty cool stuff. And i m really excited i get to do this for you guys again guys rate comment subscribe and i will see you in ” ..
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