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Xbox 360 controller's left analog stick always points to bottom left

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Hello,

This happened when I plugged the controller after a long time of no use. Now it always points to the left bottom and no matter how hard I left rotate the analog stick. I think the right analog stick has problem too, since "Set up USB Game Controllers" doesnt show anything even if I rotate it.

Here is the screenshot(both the analog sticks are at rest):


I have searched about this in this forum and I found something called drift problem, but I think my problem is something else. I have opened the case and checked whether dust is there or not. I have rarely used this controller for playing, so chance for tear is less.


Please throw some light on this...

P.S.: I am using Wireless controller.
Kindly,
rockstarmpm
post #2 of 13
This happens to most/all controllers after a while. Some much sooner than others. You need to increase the deadzone for it to not mess with your games.

It's kinda hard to tell if that is what you're saying though... Do you mean even moving the thumbstick around doesn't change where it is, like it's totally disconnected? Sometimes the little plastic piece breaks off (excessive force is usually the culprit) but it's a pretty easy fix as well. Most people break a piece off a toothpick and glue it in the spot. Fixing this one requires you to take the controller apart, but it's not difficult.
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This happens to most/all controllers after a while. Some much sooner than others. You need to increase the deadzone for it to not mess with your games.

It's kinda hard to tell if that is what you're saying though... Do you mean even moving the thumbstick around doesn't change where it is, like it's totally disconnected? Sometimes the little plastic piece breaks off (excessive force is usually the culprit) but it's a pretty easy fix as well. Most people break a piece off a toothpick and glue it in the spot. Fixing this one requires you to take the controller apart, but it's not difficult.
Thanks for the reply.
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Do you mean even moving the thumbstick around doesn't change where it is, like it's totally disconnected?
Yes.

Now I have confirmed that both the analog sticks are not working, I wonder whether the analog sticks are affected or the board itself.
post #4 of 13
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Thanks for the reply.
Yes.

Now I have confirmed that both the analog sticks are not working, I wonder whether the analog sticks are affected or the board itself.

If it feels like the sticks work completely fine in a mechanical sense, then it's probably the board.
post #5 of 13
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If it feels like the sticks work completely fine in a mechanical sense, then it's probably the board.
Is there any way to fix it?
post #6 of 13
Just a question.. Did you try taking the batteries out and making sure the thumbsticks are straight before putting them back in? Other then that I would say it may just be bad sticks. If the controller was stored with the sticks pushed to the side it may have causes some internal sticking. Only way to fix that is to replace the sticks. Which is not hard but takes patience.
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Is there any way to fix it?

Oh absolutely... It might mean replacing the thumbstick entirely though, which includes desoldering a number of joints, or something else entirely.
post #8 of 13
I have the tools and thumb sticks to do so if needed. Just shoot me a pm if you want to invest in fixing it. If not then buy you a new one. which I also have some nice modded controllers cheap smile.gif
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Thank you for the replies. I have done as you said @ViSioNx, still not working frown.gif .
Sorry for the late reply I was waiting to get the screw drivers. Now, I opened the case and I couldnt see any visible broken parts on the analog sticks. I dont know what the problem is.

And when I press RT button there is a change in Z axis as shown in the screenshot, is it normal?

When I press LT, nothing takes place. All other buttons are working perfectly.
Also I have noticed that there is very slight variation in the pointer (+ sign) when I move the left analog stick.
post #10 of 13
Z axis is down is right trigger. Z axis up is left trigger. The x and Y axis should be in the middle. It is showing the right thumb stick stuck at the same positions as the left.

Check the very top of the unit for the thumb stick. Make sure the little copper piece inside is still following the stick around. You will see what I mean if you look.
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