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Ok, so I've had this PS3 for a while. I've played GTA4 and MGS4 with it no problem, and I've been playing Socom Confrontation on it for about a week now. But yesterday my sixaxis controller started constantly leaning to the left, even if I tilted my controller to the right, so my character is always leaning left, which makes doing things generally awkward, and downright difficult if I want to look to the left. I believe I can turn the sixaxis off for the game, but I would like to fix it if anyone knows of this problem. I am extremely careful with my controller and I don't believe I have ever dropped it, and if I have dropped it an forgotten, then it was from no higher than 3 feet and onto soft carpet.

I tried some googling, but I'm not really sure what the best way to word the question is to get good search results (nothing I searched for was helpful). I looked on Sony's support site and didn't find anything (in what I saw, I could have missed something).

All I've done, other than turning the console and controller off/on (several times) is reset the controller with the little button on the back of the controller. That didn't help.

If that doesn't work, I guess I'll just turn sixaxis off. Although it is helpful for looking around corners in Socom...

Thanks for any help!
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That happened to me as well. Try returning the controller (buy a new one at w@lmart, put the old one in the box and get paid back; presto!)

If the problem persists, unfortunately the problem might be with your PS3 itself =( I had to send back mine because of a similar problem.
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That happened to me as well. Try returning the controller (buy a new one at w@lmart, put the old one in the box and get paid back; presto!)

If the problem persists, unfortunately the problem might be with your PS3 itself =( I had to send back mine because of a similar problem.
Bah... that sucks.
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Bah... that sucks.
Try getting a new controller first RMA doesn't take as long as Microsoft, but it's still a pain in the a...
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take it apart. its not that hard. just theres something holding it together at the bottom part where the ps button is at, just wiggle it around, and push on the bottom half of the controller. did it yesturday.... not sure what to do then, just blow on stuff and make sure everythings in place? lol.
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take it apart. its not that hard. just theres something holding it together at the bottom part where the ps button is at, just wiggle it around, and push on the bottom half of the controller. did it yesturday.... not sure what to do then, just blow on stuff and make sure everythings in place? lol.
Eh, I took apart an XBox controller once and it was a major PITA to put back together. Maybe the PS controllers aren't as bad, but I'd rather not bother.

I might send it back to Sony, but I think I'll try it on my buddy's PS3 first, to make sure it's the controller.
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i'd be looking at the Ps3. i've thrown my controllers and beat the hell out of them and i don't have that problem. what version of PS3 do you have?
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i'd be looking at the Ps3. i've thrown my controllers and beat the hell out of them and i don't have that problem. what version of PS3 do you have?
The 40GB model. I bought it at the beginning of summer this year.

And yeah, I beat the hell out of the PS2 controllers and my friend throws his PS3/Sixaxis controller all the time (he's an angry gamer lol).

I mean, I may have just gotten a lemon. This won't turn me off of PS3s/Sony
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The 40GB model. I bought it at the beginning of summer this year.

And yeah, I beat the hell out of the PS2 controllers and my friend throws his PS3/Sixaxis controller all the time (he's an angry gamer lol).

I mean, I may have just gotten a lemon. This won't turn me off of PS3s/Sony
does your controller lean in any other game? (for instance in uncharted, u use your sixaxis to throw the nades around.)
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does your controller lean in any other game? (for instance in uncharted, u use your sixaxis to throw the nades around.)
Well I only have GTA4 and MGS4 (plus Socom), and MGS4 only uses Sixaxis at certain parts. I suppose I could find a motorcycle/boat (or spawn one with cheats ) and then turn on sixaxis steering.

I'll try that tonight I suppose. I thought about doing it before but I felt lazy and I had started watching a movie. lol
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