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1st and 4th Quadrants light up/Controller unresponsive.

My controllers quadrants only light up in the 1st and 4th light but does not function on computer or Xbox360. Is the circuit board fried?

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Possible but doesn't sound like it. Sounds more like a problem with the wire not supplying enough power to the pad to provide a stable connection. If you can get hold of one off of a friend/relative/hobo then try using the usb connector with the lead, if it works then its the connector thats your problem and would probably be easier/cheaper to buy another pad. If it works just try and buy another connector or hope that your friend/relative/hobo is generous.

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