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Right Joystick. . .

The right joystick of my sister's 360 controller sticks. When I move it to the left, it stays to the left. I disassembled the controller. Then I tested the joystick without the cover, and it worked just fine. I put the cover back on and then it started sticking again. So, I took the cover back off, then started comparing the left and right joysticks. I discovered that the crappy one is raised about 1 cm higher than the working one. When I push down on it (with the face off), it acts like it was functional. Just up a little higher. So what I would like to know is how can I lower the right joystick. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Right Joystick. . .

I had this same problem with my 360 controller (after modding it, but the solution should be the same..) If you pull up on any 360 joystick it will stick the same way.

The quickest fix would be to take some sandpaper on the inside of where the joystick touches the controller shell, sand it down just enough so the joystick is moving smoothly.

More professional ways would be to cut the little piece of metal that sticks out and goes into the joystick. Just a very small amount, too much will make it hard to press the right thumbstick button.
You could also try some old fashioned grease, just a little bit on the inside, nothing noticeable from the outside.

Also make sure the controller is put back together right, I've taken apart many 360 controllers and sometimes joysticks stick when there's a wire in the wrong place and the shell won't close all the way. (The rumble motors particularly).
Hope this helped!

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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