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Triangle button sticking

My dual shock 3 wireless controller triangle button is sticking, to scared to open it up. Its brand new bought a month ago

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Try a little rubbing alchahol on a Q-tip. do not drip in to controller, just rub around the button and press the button a few times. might have to do it a few times, let it dry before doing it again. It will break down what ever is sticky.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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Hey there I have used a "SMALL" amount of baby powder, its non conductive so you dont have to worry about static...just rub a bit around the edges of the buttons depressing them as you go. Work it in and blow off the excess. Try that its a quick fix i have used in the past. anymore problems with it answer back. Hope it works for ya

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