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My d-pad on my madcatz ps2 controller is sticking and cleaning it didn't work, how do i take it apart to clean the gunk out without destroying it?

My d- pad on my controller just started sticking all of a sudden, it worked perfectly before that but now i have to press really hard to gt the buttons to respond especially the up button, i tried cleaning it with rubbing alcohol one a tissue, but it didn't work, the up button even seems to be stuck worse than it was before. I want to try taking it apart to clean it but I'm really not sure how to do that without damaging it, and all the other controls work fine, can anybody help?

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It\'s a mad katz controller i had about 15 of these growing up for my game systems; not only did they break easy but 2 of them came non working themself. buy a cheap 360 controller online and scrap mad katz :)

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

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    alysha_nuern Dec 10, 2012

    an xbox controller will work for PS2?

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    alysha_nuern Dec 10, 2012

    Never mind I fixed my own problem, I bought a new controller and am going to sell the old one to a store that can actually fix it.



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