PS3 dualshock 3 pin layout


Shove wires for the non-cool way.

Buy AXISDapter for the cool way.

Remove for the hard way.
You will not see the same thing.


now i get it. so you just need to insert the wires without soldering them. i wasn’t able to get this when i read it at slagcoin.


it turns out my dual shock was an old model and i did a solderless mod. was able to fit everything but only the home button seems to be working. already soldered a resistor and made the ps button work but the other wires doesnt seem to respond. help please.


I’m pad hacking a DS3 w/o the 20pin connector. The schematics posted above are a good help to visualize wiring.

Has anyone seen pin outs for L3 and R3? I’ve searched yet I’m having trouble finding info for removing the analog sticks on a DS3. Anyone?

Edit: Excellent breakdown of DS3’s multiple internal variations.


i’m trying to do the same thing with my controller/stick. what did you use to scrape the black stuff off the pins?


You can use anything from an exacto knife to a mini eyeglass flathead screwdriver. You don’t have to be TOO nice with it, but do it nice enough that you won’t tear up the copper underneath the black.

It’s cool you’re researching and reading old threads to find information, and bumping a 6 year old thread with 2 year old replies is better than starting a new one but for future reference, please post general questions in the "Absolute Question and Answer Thread v3"


oh, i was thinking something special like cleaning solvent or sanding down. thanks for the response.