I just ordered a ps3 controller from RadioShack brand new. the L2 trigger does not work is there anything you would recomend
Hi if you have bought it new it should be working but sometimes you do get a faulty item, now their is no point in taking it apart as you wont be able to take it back to get a refund or replacement.
but you can try the following
1 on the back of the pad their is a tiny hole towards the middle part, if you look at the sticker on the back the whole is just above the top right corner of the sticker now if you switch the pad on by pressing the ps button then get a pin or something long and thin to poke in the hole now poke the pin all the way in and when its in far enough you should hit a switch and feel a click this is the reset button for the pad, so press that and then try the pad.
2 if that dont get it working then hold the pad in your right hand and hit it into the palm of your left hand hard a few times then give it a try, sometimes doing this gets the buttons working as the circuit might be in the wrong place, the printed circuit under the shoulder buttons is thin plastic and can sometimes move so doing this may get it back in its correct place.
3 now if the above fails the only option you have is take it back to where you got it from as taking it apart is the easy bit but putting it back together is a whole other ball game and trust me if you have never done one before then you will struggle to get it back together, you need a lot of luck and skill to get the shoulder buttons back in place its not east and trust me i have fixed loads, give me an xbox controller any day, even though it prefer the ps3 they just didnt make them very user repairable.
let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok
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Dec 06, 2010 |
Video Game Consoles