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The "X" button on my ps3 controller (not the sixaxis) occasionaly sticks, this is not good, especially since Little Big Planet is the only game I play.


Any suggestions? Anyone ever take apart the controller to clean it out? what about the air spray in a can thing?
 

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Originally Posted by ahartig /forum/post/15465845


The "X" button on my ps3 controller (not the sixaxis) occasionaly sticks, this is not good, especially since Little Big Planet is the only game I play.


Any suggestions? Anyone ever take apart the controller to clean it out? what about the air spray in a can thing?

Buy a new one.
 

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Buy a new one.

Genius, anyone else?
 

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I can tell you that taking apart then putting back a PS3 controller is a ***** because of the funky construction of the R2/L2 trigger buttons.
 

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It's most likely just junk (hee hee) in the crack around the button. You can use any number of things to get in there and clean it without opening the controller.
 

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Genius, anyone else?

LOL
. I have also had the issue you speak of...but it kinda comes and goes. My guess is (at least in my case) it has something to do with the humidity in the air. But then again, we usually have the air conditioner running full tilt or the furnace...so I'm not sure. I have not attempted to take them apart but would be willing to bet there are various youtubes that show it being done.
 

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Yeah, my button sticks occasionally too. Not all the time.
 

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Originally Posted by Martez /forum/post/15466289


It's most likely just junk (hee hee) in the crack around the button. You can use any number of things to get in there and clean it without opening the controller.

(ew?)


Typically soda pop



just get something with a very thin edge and scrape around the button as best you can. It will probably never feel like new again....
 

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keep the controller turned off and dampen a cloth with rubbing alcohol. Rub the sticking button thoroughly, but allow enough time for any leftover alcohol to evaporate before turning the remote on again.


That should do the trick.
 

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It's tricky, but you can take it apart carefully and clean around the button.

That's what she said.
 

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It's not that hard to take it apart. I had to do it to my DS3 to fix a trigger that lost its resistance after a few weeks (I replaced it with a trigger from my Sixaxis.) Just be careful to put everything back.
 

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You can also take a thin piece of paper torn into a strip to slide into the controller around the button and clean the keyshaft.
 

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(ew?)


Typically soda pop



just get something with a very thin edge and scrape around the button as best you can. It will probably never feel like new again....

Ummm...typically beer in my world!


Lucky for me the DualShock3 came out right about the time beer made my Sixaxis a little difficult to use.
 

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clean the keyshaft.

As long as we're being perverse
 

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As long as we're being perverse

Doh yeah... That was pretty gay.
 

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Seriously though, I took it apart the other day to clean buttons because I had the same problem and it was really difficult to put back together. There are alot of small pieces!
 

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Seriously though, I took it apart the other day to clean buttons because I had the same problem and it was really difficult to put back together. There are alot of small pieces!

Did it work (both "work" as in functional and "work" as in no more sticky button)
 

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how about dust off
 
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