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My wireless 360 controller pad analog stick drifts right and I have to lightly tap it left to stop it drifting. Is there any way to fix this? The drift makes it virtually impossible to play any game that requires accuracy.
 

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my left stick does the samething. i do the same as you to get it to stop. I've had this issue with several controllers over the years. Nothing much you can do.
 

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I too have 2 controllers that have a slight drift in the left stick. It's not noticeable in every game (perhaps sensitivity of the game itself determines this?) with ninja gaiden it's very noticeable.


My solution was to buy another game pad...
 

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I figured as much. Funny thing is I don't use it often, just for my PC. Are there any decent deals for a new pad or am I going to have to cough up another $30?
 

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Haven't seen any... You may want to check the official deals thread though.
 

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Analog sticks never center themselves fully, and as such there is a "dead zone" specified for each stick. In my experience, the dead zone in 360 games can be controlled by each game individually, with some being just a bit aggressive as to how much of the center of the range is considered dead. I don't recall the title, but there was one specific 360 game that I just could not play, as the right stick was constantly and unfixably drifting left.


Anyway, is there only one 360 game that you are having problems with? Or a single PC game? Or is it more of "everything"?
 

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Oh, and in Windows' control panel for Game Controllers, there should be a "calibration" option. That may adjust the dead zone for you automatically, on the PC of course.
 

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all 5 of my controllers do this in various games, it's not a huge deal, and like you said i can tap the stick and usually get it fixed.


annoying but not a big deal.
 

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Originally Posted by darklordjames /forum/post/18259492


Oh, and in Windows' control panel for Game Controllers, there should be a "calibration" option. That may adjust the dead zone for you automatically, on the PC of course.

Tried it to no effect.
 

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I've only seen this happen when I had the stick slightly pushed in a certain direction while turning on the xbox,but after turning off and back on it went back to normal.
 
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