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Where to find a reliable replacement battery for the DualShock 3 Controller?

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User Info: Cyber Akuma Zero

Cyber Akuma Zero
2 months ago#1
Sony's stance on the batteries in their PS3 controllers is simple:

If it dies, then you need to replace the whole controller.

Anyone who has taken more than 2 seconds to look into this though knows this is nonsense and one can easily replace the battery..... issue is, since Sony's stance on it is "It's not user-replaceable", they don't sell replacement batteries.... which means you have to rely on a 3rd party to get one.

And the issue with THAT is that nearly all of them are garbage. Tons of replacement batteries on Amazon and other sites... but many of them have reviews of people complaining the battery overheats, or didn't last half a year, or plenty of other such problems. Sure, the majority of reviews might be 5/5 or 4/5... but nearly all of those were written nearly immediately after getting the product, not after they have had the product for a while. It's a total crapshoot... with the odds not being in your favor... if any 3rd party battery you find is decent quality or not.

That's why I am asking here. Is anyone aware of any DS3 3rd party batteries that are actually good quality and reliable?
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User Info: PStrife

PStrife
2 months ago#2
The PS3 is full of engineering problems. It is like they rushed things out the door, your better alternative is to just keep it tethered to the system in charging state - when it's battery leakage inevitably happens to destroy the controller's usage from within.

Really, why would you design a controller with an inaccessible battery component? The concept alone makes no sense and is highly dangerous. How do organizations like the FCC allow this to pass anyways?

User Info: Cyber Akuma Zero

Cyber Akuma Zero
2 months ago#3
That really did NOT help me at all...
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User Info: PStrife

PStrife
2 months ago#4
Can't help when Sony designers/engineers don't want to give us any. Controllers these days can easily be screwed up on any re-assembly, due to all those parts.

User Info: bungiefan

bungiefan
2 months ago#5
Pull out the battery, take it to a local battery shop like BatteriesPlus, and see if they can replace the cells inside of it. As long as the attributes of the battery are the same, it isn't that complicated.
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User Info: Zack_Attackv1

Zack_Attackv1
2 months ago#6
With an attitude like that, then to hell with your cause.
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User Info: pikey87

pikey87
2 months ago#7
There are literally 0 good replacement batteries that I'm aware of. I have 3 with "ok" batteries right now. I charge 2 while playing, and swap out as needed.
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User Info: deprofundis442

deprofundis442
1 month ago#8
Its actually better to buy a 5 dollar knockoff controller than it is to buy these batteries.
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