Cleaning our PS3 Controller.

Cleaned out the Soda that was spilled on it 3-4 years previously.

I imported this White PS3 controller from Japan as a gift for my wife when they first came out. We did not have it long before it took a shower of spilled soda.

So I finally got the time to take it out and wash the soda out of it and this quest was a success. The controller is working on my PC for Steam mimicking an Xbox 360 controller. I will link those instructions here.

Dry soda on the circuitry. Notice the Jewel button. The Soda closed the circuit path effectively holding the button on.

Trigger circuitry.

Trigger circuitry.

Dry soda on the circuitry

Dry soda on the circuitry

Amazing how it got everywhere.

Amazing how it got everywhere.

Dry soda on the circuitry.

Dry soda on the circuitry.

The soda stain on this board had me worried but it didn't affect it.

The soda stain on this board had me worried but it didn’t affect it.

Glued down by dried Soda.

Glued down by dried Soda.

Dry soda on the circuitry.

Dry soda on the circuitry.

Dry top side of the Controller and the trigger circuitry.

Dry top side of the Controller and the trigger circuitry.

Dry bottom side of the Controller.

Dry bottom side of the Controller.

Drying Parts on a Napkin.

Drying Parts on a Napkin.

 

2 thoughts on “Cleaning our PS3 Controller.

    1. Hello ahf,
      I only used a small amount of water in a damp cloth to wipe down parts of the circuit board and let it dry for long time before I powered it back on. The actual plastic controller parts, those I soaked in soapy water.

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