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PS3 Controller Jams

I've been playing COD 4 for a while now, and if you played it you know that you must sprint a lot in it, which is done by pressing the left analog stick in and moving it forward. Well, now that I had the game for half a year or so, I noticed that my controller started jamming. By that I mean that the left analog stick is slightly tilted forward without me pressing it. So when I play a game, it will move my character forward. I can move it back slightly, and my character will stop. But if I let go, it sometimes goes back to being tilted forward. Also, if I tilt the stick forward all the way and release it lightly, it will be stuck facing the front until I move it. This doesn't happen to my right analog stick.

Is there a fix for this? Or am I doomed to buying a new one?

Thank you.

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  • jabeelm786 Jan 10, 2009

    I think you will have to buy another one.

    I have the same problem bu with my right analog stick so in almost every game the camera is moving constantly at a steady pace so it's rotating aswell as pointing the game camera up at the sky which is useless...

    I'm thinking it's the controller hardware itself as in the plastic not being particularly great. If you notice, the analog begins to wear out wear it touches the outer ring area, and the dust from that may be getting into the controller and jamming analog into one spot...

    I guess you could open up and clean it, but if you don't know how to put it back together again than i guess you should leave it and buy another one.
    I might go and buy one tomorrow and just before i'll go i'll open up the controller and clean it and see if it still works and the analog problem is fixed...

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    Same problem, even when the left stick is centered it seems be moving characters ever so slowly forward. Unfortunately, I've heard that inside the controller, the analog sticks are a sealed unit and when they break... well, it's over. I really expected better from Sony.

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Have you found a solution to this problem? I have the same issue for the right stick. I played the SKATE demo a couple of times and that exaxt thing happened to me. Help please.

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