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Title: How to take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: klibo on 09:37 AM - 10/26/11
8) Take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller. I did it it's easy. It still works with the xim3 it's lighter more comfortable best thing I did. Other than buying the xim3 ;D

Just so you know what youíre getting out of this.
With the battery the Nav weight is 91.7g without 72.8g so the battery is only 18.9g which is all most an OZ and it's made a hell of a differents with long hours of play. :o And point by mist4fun "eliminates the sync issues when the nav is low on battery life."

kk I didnít use utube I am a phone technician so I just took it apart  ::) soz kk I will do pic's

So four small Phillips screws latter tilt the bottom of the Nav to the right. Mind the blue cable.

https://i.imgur.com/Fmg3JG7.jpg
(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g393/Klibo84/P1070566.jpg)

You can now pull on it close to the board and unplug it from the board.

Now take off the bottom plastic piece off bear in mind there is a lip so lift up and away from the device. Be careful.

https://i.imgur.com/6YXlWig.jpg
(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g393/Klibo84/P1070567.jpg)

Then move the mini circuit board away it can dangle.

https://i.imgur.com/e4tTGYv.jpg
(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g393/Klibo84/P1070568.jpg)

Get a small flat screwdriver and leaver the battery connector out slowly going from the left to the right this is tight so go careful.

All I can say about putting it back together is the reset button if it fools out then the flat part goes on the button. The angled bit the high point goes next the battery case.

https://i.imgur.com/rfmCLwX.jpg
(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g393/Klibo84/P1070569.jpg)

And when putting the small board back inshore the wires are where they were in the first place.

https://i.imgur.com/0GUO4N0.jpg
(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g393/Klibo84/P1070570.jpg)

Oh and the bottom plastic with the lip can be a pain to get back on so again go easy.

Hope this helps  8)

EDIT: WOOT first ever take apart walkthrough done :-[ so I hope it's all good any Q's or mistakes just ask or say so.
Title: Re: Take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: MegaMassacre on 09:44 AM - 10/26/11
Never thought of doing that. Nice!
Title: Re: Take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: Petinho on 10:19 AM - 10/26/11
+rep

nice one, will do it now
Title: Re: Take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: GreyMouser on 10:46 AM - 10/26/11
it was also very easy to do u tube FTW!  :P

and ty guys

Wish that vid was out when I tried it months ago. I cracked it open too forcefully and tore the ribbon/wire setup connecting buttons to the mini-mobo. Ruined it. So be careful.
Title: Re: Take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: mist4fun on 12:43 PM - 10/26/11
Cool this should eliminate the sync issues when the nav is low on battery life. Keep the battery around in case we ever get bluetooth support.
Title: Re: Take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: snaku on 12:47 PM - 10/26/11
I searched YouTube for the process and can't find the vid that is talked about...care to link it? Thanks for the idea.
Title: Re: Take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: RedTalon on 01:40 PM - 10/26/11
I did a quick search on youtube and found this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN2tnTOXzHc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN2tnTOXzHc) the Nav starts at 3:24. It's not super helpful but it's something.

OP please share your youtube source.
Title: Re: Take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: snaku on 02:20 PM - 10/26/11
Thanks RedTalon, that is basically what I needed...

4 small Phillips screws and beware of the blue flat cable when you open it. From there it is a small power connector to unplug. Not sure if the board will have to be removed to get at that plug though :/
Title: Re: Take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: klibo on 04:29 PM - 10/26/11
Cool this should eliminate the sync issues when the nav is low on battery life. Keep the battery around in case we ever get bluetooth support.
Cool didnt think of that.
Title: Re: How to take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: snaku on 05:08 PM - 10/26/11
Thanks for adding the pics and tutorial, klibo
Title: Re: How to take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: klibo on 05:10 PM - 10/26/11
Thanks for adding the pics and tutorial, klibo

NP it was kinda fun and my first time doing a tut.  :P ::)
it would now be nice 2 see what other players think of the nav without the batt ??? we'll see

OOOoooOO poll added comments still wanted.
Title: Re: How to take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: RedTalon on 10:23 PM - 10/26/11
I like it a lot without the battery. Thanks klibo!
Title: Re: How to take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: mist4fun on 01:59 AM - 11/02/11
Moving to tutorial section so this isn't lost.
Title: Re: How to take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: Od1n on 04:27 AM - 11/02/11
nice tut, well explained and quite to do easy overall :)
Title: Re: How to take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: wunderbar on 12:46 PM - 11/21/11
just tried to do this, but gave up once i opened it. My battery came off easily, but it is glued to a rubber band. what now, just tear it away? and the bottom part just doesnt come off easily :S i lifted it up, and then pulled away, but all i see is the motherboard bending :S
Title: Re: How to take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: klibo on 10:24 AM - 11/24/11
yer the bottom is a git the lip u can c once uve got the bottom off is the same all the way round so u only have to lift 2-3mm yer the MB may bend a tad but not much at all if u want you could un scrwe the scru under the batt.
Title: Re: How to take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: crfdvm on 05:06 PM - 07/23/12
Do you keep the blue ribbon connector separated when you put it back together, or do you reconnect it.

I am having trouble getting it to work in MW3.  The PS3 button works and I am able to navigate in the main PS3 menu, but can't get it to work in the game.  Anyone know a fix?

Thanks
Title: Re: How to take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: klibo on 07:21 AM - 10/31/12
Yes you put the blue ribbon back in or the top buttons will not work.
Title: Re: How to take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: mouton on 05:38 AM - 03/18/16
Hello

PS nav does it work without battery with xim4 ? and with what firmware?

Title: Re: How to take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: hrvujdsvhdch on 07:51 PM - 09/22/18
The PlayStation Navigation Controller without battery does work with the xim4.
I don't know if there are different PS Nav controllers, but mine are CECH-ZCS1U and work with the battery deleted.
Title: Re: How to take out your battery from the Playstation Move Navigation Controller.
Post by: Sl3ipner on 01:57 PM - 04/03/19
Just a quick (and big) thx to OP.
Just changed the battery and all is good :) Especially the part with the bottom lift-off was a big help.

Regards