Sticky Controller Buttons

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Boringman54, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Boringman54

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    For some random reason, the D-pad on one of my Wii-motes and the X button on one of my PS3 controllers are sticky and it's pissing me off. I have no idea how it happened but luckily, I have a backup controller for each. But does anyone know how to cure the sticky buttons?
     
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  2. Diabolus

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    Porn is on blu-ray now? Sweet.
     
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    Swab with a wettish q-tip and then press it a lot.
     
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  4. AMANIAC

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    Such a charmer, aren't you?
     
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  5. Diabolus

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    Yeah. Don't worry, you'll be an old prick too someday.
     
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    I sorta went with your idea, I did what this guy did on Youtube. I just dipped a toothbrush in hot water, brushed it a bit and now they work fine! This is free to be closed now.
     
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  7. Sounds

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    last time i had a sticky button problem was when i purchased a 3rd party n64 controller. since them i've only bought 1st party controllers and ive never had a problem..
     
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  8. De-Ting

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    Screw sticky buttons, I want to know how to cure sticky...well, joysticks. >_<
     
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  9. Lentium

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    I have a bit of OCD when it comes to hand-washing, so things I touch don't get sticky, greasy or gritty....

    beep beep, boop.. click shink...tick tick.. ti...t
    *explodes*
     
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  10. Peanutkiller

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    I have the same tendency. Also, don't eat and play games, especially not greasy things like crisps or chocolate.
    As for the cleaning, a damp tissue and a 50/50 water alcohol mixture will do wonders (if you have any alcohol, otherwise you might want to improvise with some Windex), then dry it with a table cloth.
    But as Confucius said: "it's better to leave early than to run" ergo, prevention is better than action. Keep your controllers clean.
     
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  11. UrbanMasque

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    No idea how it happened?... right, stop jerking off on your controller.


    or you can stop eating and then playing. that does it a lot.
     
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