If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably lost your tri-wing screwdriver. Or maybe you never had one to begin with. Either way, opening a Gamecube controller without a tri-wing screwdriver can be a pain.
But don’t worry, I’m here to help. With a few simple household items, you can easily open up your controller and get to the guts of it. So let’s get started, shall we?
Why you might need to open a GameCube controller
There are a few reasons why you might need to open up your GameCube controller. Maybe you need to replace the batteries, or maybe you want to mod the controller to add some extra features. Whatever the reason, it’s not too difficult to do, as long as you have the right tools.
One thing to note is that opening up the controller will void the warranty, so if it’s still under warranty, you might want to think twice before opening it up.
What you’ll need to open a GameCube controller
In order to open a Gamecube controller, you will need the following items: a Phillips head screwdriver, a small flathead screwdriver, and a tri-wing screwdriver. You will also need access to the internet so that you can look up instructions on how to open the controller.
How to open a GameCube controller
If you want to open a GameCube controller without a tri-wing screwdriver, you can use a regular Phillips screwdriver. First, remove the batteries from the controller. Next, remove the four screws from the back of the controller. Be careful not to lose them!
Once the screws are removed, you should be able to gently pry the back cover off of the controller. Inside, you’ll see the circuit board and other components. Be careful not to damage anything as you work.
If you need to replace a button or clean the circuit board, this is a good time to do it. You can also mod your controller at this point, if you’re interested in doing so.
When you’re finished, put everything back together in reverse order. Make sure all of the screws are tight, and that the battery compartment lid is secure. Now you’re ready to play!
How to reassemble your GameCube controller
If you want to reassemble your GameCube controller, you will need to have a tri-wing screwdriver. This type of screwdriver is not common, so you may need to order one online or buy one at a hardware store. Once you have the screwdriver, follow these steps:
1. Remove the batteries from the controller.
2. Unscrew the back plate of the controller with the tri-wing screwdriver.
3. Remove the circuit board from the controller.
4. Unscrew the rumble motor from the circuit board (if applicable).
5. Unscrew the joystick from the circuit board.
6. Remove the Z button from the circuit board.
7. Put everything back together in reverse order and screw everything tight with the tri-wing screwdriver
If your Gamecube controller won’t turn on, there are a few things you can try to fix the problem. First, check the batteries to make sure they’re fresh. If the controller still won’t turn on, try resetting it by pressing the reset button on the back. If that doesn’t work, you may need to replace the batteries or get a new controller.
How do I open a Gamecube controller without a tri-wing screwdriver?
There are a few ways to do this. One is to use a small flathead screwdriver to pry open the top of the controller. Another is to use a needle or other sharp object to carefully remove the screws.
We hope this guide was helpful in teaching you how to open a Gamecube controller without a tri-wing screwdriver. While this may not be the easiest method, it is definitely doable and only requires a few simple tools. With a little bit of patience and carefulness, you should be able to get your controller open in no time.