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Directional Pad I have a Sega Master System that works well almost everything works on it. The only thing that doesn't work is the directional pad on any of my controllers. I tried the controller on my friends SMS and the d-pad worked fine how can I fix my issues with the d-pad??

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Honestly sounds like its the controller port either have to open it up and make sure everything is connect correctly around it or even blow some air into the ports to blow anything that might be blocking they come loose now and again over the years of use.


have you tryed it on the controller port 2 yet? if not try that and see if it works on that one.

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Is it the directional buttons or the joystick that isn't responding, and does it not respond with everything or just certain games or menus? First thing you could try that would be the easiest is with the system off and the battery out put some rubbing alcohol or windex into the buttons or joystick. Not a lot just enough to get it into and under the contacts. After doing this work the buttons a bit or spin the joystick around to try to loosen any dirt build up. Then use an air compressor or a can of air and spray the buttons or joystick to disperse the fluid so it can dry. Let it set for about a half an hour or longer to dry and give it a try. If this doesn't work you may have to take it apart to replace either the joystick or the directional pad strip. You can find easy tutorials on youtube for disassembling it.
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Control pad's are generally all or nothing devices, they either work or they're dead. However with a console of this vintage there are a few things that can cause this kind of issue and therefor a couple things you can do to try and resolve it. 1: Clean the serial ports and plugs (the ports and plugs that connect the pads to the console) with an air duster. Air dusters are cans of compressed air with a long nozzle and are available from most computer, electronics and hardware stores. Clean both serial ports even if you're only using one. 2: if cleaning doesn't work try unplugging the power cable, removing the console's casing and touching a hot soldering iron to the base of each of the pins that connect the serial ports to the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) in tern to re-solder them without using any extra solder, if you find that you do need more solder be sparing. You can see a pictorial guide to disassembling a Sega Genesis here www.takeitapart.net/archives/sega-genesis/ click the pictures to see a larger image. Lastly if you know anyone else who's in to retro-gaming swap a control pad with them to see if your pad works on there Sega Genesis and there pad works on yours. If you find the pad actually is dead it's not the end of the world, there are a few around on popular auction sites, retro gaming sites and specialist game stores pretty cheaply.

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take the battery out, make sure the power is off, pour a little alcohol in the the crack of the directional pad, then press the directional pad in the different directions to loosen it up, finally let the psp sit for a few hours til the alcohol dries (or blow in it) that sould loosen everything up, if that does not work you will have to open the unit and clean the pad thorougly...

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its dirt man.. take your console back to where you bought it so that they can check. There are no other reason why your d-pad wont work.

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Star wars: force unleashed was a bad game... anyways:
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sell it. thats a mother board problem it costs 110 buvks to fix. ill buy the psp

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