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Sticky Keys I have an Xbox 360 with wired controllers. I have a problem with the keys on it with the 'A' button sticking and not pressing correctly. Occasionally the 'X' button sticks too. What can i do in order for the keys to work properly again? I have tried to take apart the controller but it wouldn't come apart.

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    my y and b button are hard to push and stick when i push them

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    My Xbox 360 controllers 'x' button sticks and I have tried taking it apart but when I got the special type of alen wrench and took it apart, it was not coming apart like it were glued before it was screwed together.

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You could allso try a short term solution which stops them sticking for between 1 hour and 3 hours at a time when they start to stick just rub a bit of water/spit around the buttons the part that dissapears into the controller when you press it this will losen the friction so it shouldnt stick intill it drys

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Dude, all you need is a toothbrush, and hot water. Wet the toothbrush with the hot water and brush the gaps between the buttons and the controller. It will work. I do it all the time.

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There are 7 screws to take out, then it comes apart really easy. the hidden one is under the serial number.

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Well, it seems like someone have played on the xbox very violently for the keys to get stuck like that. You could go to the retailer and try to get it exchange.

Posted on Jul 01, 2007

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