Question about Sony SIXAXIS SCPH-98040 for PlayStation 3
It sounds like the left thumb stick is not centering correctly. It could be an electronics problem, or it could be a problem with where the thumb stick physically rests on the circuit board. You have two options, essentially.
1) You take it apart yourself and try to fix it. There are a multitude of videos all over YouTube about taking apart your controller and putting it back together safely. Keep in mind, however, that this will void the warranty on your controller.
2) You replace it. If you don't feel comfortable taking your controller apart, you can just replace it. Of course, if you are going to go this route, you may as well try to fix your broken controller first.
You could also send it in to Sony, but by the time you pay for shipping and whatnot, you may as well just buy a new one.
Unfortunately, the Sixaxis controller is not made with nearly as much care or quality as the PS2's Dualshock controller. The plastic is thinner and cheaper, and the circuit boards are more poorly-constructed. However, it is still probably fixable at home.
Posted on May 17, 2011
There is probably something stuck under one of the analogue sticks or the crosshatch button. Like a hair or crumbs for example.
You could try and open up the controller and clean the internal parts that control movement. However, be very carefull if you do this as there are parts that can fall out and be very difficult to put back in place.
If after this the controller still banks to the right you will need a new controller.
Posted on May 17, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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