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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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