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Controller port usb pins are bent

The pins in the usb controller port are bent and or broken.Someone forced the controller wire into the port. How can the 2 usbs be replaced?

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Is it in the warrinty / do they cover it

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Just call 1800-4my-xbox

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Try checking other controllers, try cleaning the controller ports. (use a vaccuum to suck out dust out of the controller ports). And make sure no pins inside the controllers plug are bent or broken. if so: carefully bent it straight. Also check if the other end (the slots) aren't broken. They can be a bit wobbly.

If the problem occurs with multiple controllers which you believe aren't defective try the second controller port (I know, most games require the controller to be in Port 1) but maybe the port is broken. Which can be the result of shoving in the controllers to hard.

Also, just a hint: try not to swap controllers or Memory Card once the unit is powered on. Same goes for cables and other accesoiries.
If none of this helps, and you are sure the controllers are OK: get the console itself to either a Sony repairman or the shop you got it from.

I hope this helps. Please rate.



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