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(before 500 error)
So i accidentally knocked over some soda onto my controller...and the good news is that it still "works" but the left analog stick is having some issues. Up/Down/Right works fine but moving it in the left direction is really slow. Is there anything i can do to fix that?

(after 500 error)
Ok so after banging it on a table for a few minutes (in frustration ) the analog now works perfectly...somehow

Although i still hear some liquid inside the controller...but it works....what should i do? lol
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Probably your best bet is to pull it apart and spray it liberally with any brand of electrical contact cleaner. It'll clean, dry any moisture and improve the contacts in the controller.
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Actually the problem can be fixed with vinegar. You know that jug of clear liquid your mother uses for cooking? Yeah that stuff. Grab a handful of Q Tips a couple paper towels and carefully dismantle the controller. You use the Q Tips to apply vinegar to the affected "sticky" spots and rub clean any affected area. Once you're satisfied with the results, put it all back together and give it a test to see if it's cleaned up. Let dry completely and you're done.

I need to do that with my cheapo controller. Stupid B button is hanging like a low rider full of bricks.

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Take apart, clean with solvent, let dry, reassemble.

That's what I'd do though.
    
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Take apart, clean with solvent, let dry, reassemble.

That's what I'd do though.
Solvent can melt any plastics, which is why I will always recommend vinegar. You could leave it on forever and it won't make the plastic brittle. You can't do that with solvents so you have to make absolutely certain to get it all off.

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I was thinking more the internals, but definitely a good point on the plastic.
    
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