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When calibrating my brand new XBOX 360 Controller on the PC The thumb sticks don't return exactly to center. Only when I snap the thumbstick from side to side does it return to center but even then it doesn't return %100 to the middle. I can "set" the thumb stick a little to the right as pictured below and it will stay there.

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Both thumb sticks seem to be like this...If this is normal behaviour...I can't believe it. This is some seriously bad engineering to be delivered to the masses...
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When I use my controller I don't even calibrate it.
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I've never had that problem with a brand new controller, even my oldest one still feels new, but the right shoulder button is stuck mad.gif
    
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Hmm should I return it? get a replacement? I don't see how it's simply a matter of quality control if both thumb sticks have the same issue...
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Yes. Get a replacement. My Xbox 360 USB controlelr works just fine.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Icekilla View Post

Yes. Get a replacement. My Xbox 360 USB controlelr works just fine.

Has anyone actually checked the calibration window to see if their sticks return properly to center? (Not by snapping the sticks, but by moving them a bit)
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I got a new one that was like that, it would jitter like crazy just sitting there.

The replacement one didn't exhibit that behavior.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SIDWULF View Post

Has anyone actually checked the calibration window to see if their sticks return properly to center? (Not by snapping the sticks, but by moving them a bit)

I just checked mine and both sticks return to the middle after moving them. Sounds like you may have a bad one.
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Quote:
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Has anyone actually checked the calibration window to see if their sticks return properly to center? (Not by snapping the sticks, but by moving them a bit)
I have no such issue. Definitely return it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SIDWULF View Post

Has anyone actually checked the calibration window to see if their sticks return properly to center? (Not by snapping the sticks, but by moving them a bit)

Mine does not return to the center either and the left one sometimes gets stuck a little bit to the right and makes the characters move slowly without me noticing. My controller isn't brand new but it does it for a while now.
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