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My son has a nervous habit of chewing on the PS3 controller's thumbsticks during cut-scenes. One day, he actually ripped the top of it off. Glue worked for awhile, but the top eventually came off again. Where can I find/order new thumbsticks for my controller? It seems a shame and a waste to drop $40+ on a new controller.

Update: The thumbsticks are model number NXPR3R-004, and work with both PS2 and PS3. Armed with this, a Google search turns up a lot of options.

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Sorry I laughed quite a lot reading your question! How old is your son? It could clearly happen here with my daughter as well. One solution (but I don't know why I won't post it as an answer) is to bypass cut-scenes... ;) –  LudoMC Jan 29 '11 at 21:58
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You should see what the kid does to his shirts… –  splattered bits Jan 29 '11 at 22:08

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A Google Shopping search turns up a few results for me.

If you need directions, iFixit.com has some for Installing DualShock 3 Analog Stick Covers among other DualShock 3 directions.

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The new thumb sticks came today and the controller has been repaired. If I could give you double points, I would. –  splattered bits Feb 13 '11 at 1:20
    
We'll help you with that. ;-) @splatteredbits –  oKtosiTe Feb 13 '11 at 1:28

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