Inside the DJ Hero Controller

After we managed to put the game down forĀ  a second the next priority for us at DJ Hero Repair was to take the turntable and mixer apart and see what was inside! We are still gathering information about all the parts but we thought we would bring you these early pictures so you can see what is inside and what to look out for when taking yours apart.

This is, for the moment anyway, just a quick gallery of images (click on any to start the gallery), in time we will be bringing you instructional guides on how to take the controller apart, what to watch out for etc.

One quick thing I will add is that it is not difficult to take the controller apart, it has no hidden screws, no tamperproof seals anywhere, but you do need to be careful of pulling any of the wires. You can see in the pictures that all the wiring only has the minimum amount of slack, and when you first open it the wiring is taped down meaning you cannot move the casing very far without accidentally pulling on the wires. Our advice? Slow and steady and you’ll be fine!

Comments on any of the pictures are welcomed so get involved!



7 Comments on "Inside the DJ Hero Controller"

  1. TheAstrogator on Fri, 13th Nov 2009 10:23 pm 

    I’m glad to see that the scratch sensor is optical(i suspected). I was worried it might start losing sensitivity after a while, but it shouldn’t be a big problem. I am curious about the little free spinning button connection thing and how that works; I’m looking forward to more info on that.

  2. Kevin Wyatt on Tue, 24th Nov 2009 12:41 pm 

    I have had the game on the Wii for a week and a half now and am on my second turntable, which is now not working as it should. When scratching or rewinding for some reason its register that I am pressing buttons on the deck, but I am not. Also when on the menu screen, if you try a rewind it randomly presses buttons! This is a major problem when trying to unlock the content and also extremely frustrating. Having checked the internet I have notice that others have had the same problem. I paid a pretty penny for this i am understandebly not happy! Do I take it back and get yet another one, the third in less than two weeks?

  3. chris miller on Fri, 22nd Jan 2010 4:35 pm 

    ok sooo ive had a problem with my dj hero just got it and the platter buttons dont work at all…
    any idea how to fix this problem?

  4. Deborah Mesquita on Thu, 28th Jan 2010 8:21 pm 

    I’m planning to do a DIY DJ hero controller. Can you show me how the video game recognize the turrntable? Thank’s!

  5. SteveAdmin on Fri, 29th Jan 2010 1:44 am 

    Hi Deborah,

    I am afraid I cannot, the only way I see you being able to do it is but modifiying another DJ hero controller, but if you ask in the Repair Forums someone might have a better answer for you.


  6. Deborah Mesquita on Fri, 29th Jan 2010 3:39 pm 

    Ok Steve!

    Thank you very much. =D

  7. ANTONIO on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 8:04 pm 

    Hey guys, well in my case when I press the green button and the scratch at the same time or rewind, looks like the te scratch efect or rewind efect doesn’t work. I’m thinking to open my turntable to see what happens.

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