Question about Video Game Consoles & Games
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
your problem will be with the mating surfaces of the switch contacts themselves.
i,ve cleaned several console hand-pads. to find that sweat and food debris mixed together, get under the contact pads.
this is the small piece of carbon ( mounted under the silicone rubber pad ) inside the controller.
these should be wiped with a cotton bud, swabbed in a small amount of lighter fluid ( or methylated spirits ) and wiped clean.
check the cable for signs of wear, also the controller port mating surfaces should be shiny copper connections. if these are not mating with the controller, then no signal is being transmitted between the pad and input ports.
look carefully, if any pins are lower than others, take a fine electrical screwdriver or needle, and gently bend the pin upwards, so that they all align at the same height.
Failing this, you have faults on you controller port input sockets.
these can be replaced, as they,re ribbon cabled to the mainboard. this is a job if your electrically competant.
Hope this helps.
Mike @ Compurepair.
p.s if it was simple, everyone would be doing it :)
Posted on Feb 23, 2008
It could either be one of 2 things , your controller is knackered or the wireless board where the power switch is mounted could be faulty, try a mates controller and see if it does the same.
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
Sounds as if it has been dropped .....or an impact to the controller port while one was plugged in. in some cases the in side of the port can become full of dust and dirt causing light rusting creating a loss of connection ...but an impact can break a small chip on the back of the controller port inside the machine , try cleaning out the controller port and check to make sure the metal tabs are clean and un bent.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
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