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15 Comments to “How to repair or change a playstation 1/2 controller analog stick”

  1. Gerrit Witterhold // August 5, 2011 at 11:54 pm // Reply

    i´ve a huge problem with the analog stick of my xbox 360 controller. It works exactly like a ps 1 or 2 stick. I want to repair it and soldered it out. I found the problem and tried to re solder it in but it wont work 100%. The character of the game (a first person game) is spinning arround. So i want to ask, how the inside of a new analog stick looks like.
    It would be nice if you could help me.
    btw sorry for the bad english, i´m german. :) is your german good? It would be much easier for me if i could explane my problem in german.
    Yours faithfully,
    Gerrit Witterhold

    • Hallo,

      Danke fur deinen Komment.
      Ich könnte es mal auf Deutsch probieren, aber entschuldigung für die Falschen.

      Die Analog Stick schickt signalen an der Electronic Board, und das Board interpretiert diesen Signalen und schickt es zuruck zu dein Xbox.
      Du hasst den X-Axis und Y-axis -> die Bewegung machen ein combination.
      Und ich glaube das das die Soldierpunktzen sein auf den Board.

      So, dein Problem ist höchstwarscheinlich ein Problem mit ein falsche Soldierung. (zwei Soldierungen sind inzwischen aktiviert zum beispiel)
      Ich wurde sagen, probiere den Soldierungen auf neu.

      Entschuldigen sie mich für den Akkusativ/Genetiv/Dativ Falschen lol ^^


  2. hello mr benwake,,^_^

    i have a problem with my controller its usb controller by the way would u plz help me,the problem is joystick its going left and left nd left like a crazy..how would i fix?? would i buy a left part of joystick?? i hope u could me plz tnx.. by d way my name is sip,^_^

    • Hi, thanks for your comment. This is a well known problem. In my opinion it could be 3 things:

      – the playstation detects the middle position of the stick when it’s plugged in when you start the playstation. Try to experiment with that.
      – if that’s not a solution, maybe another analog stick could be a solution, which I cannot guarantee.
      – if that’s not good neither, you have a problem with your electronic board, replacing it would cost too much money

      why I did it? I hade some spare parts, and some time to sort it out, so it made it easier to check it out. I don’t know if it’s worth the money and the time if you haven’t have any spare parts.


  3. I have 2 problems on 2 different controllers. My first controller has a problem with the left analog stick, when ever I try to run in call of duty: black ops my character starts switching his gun, or takes out claymores. The second controller’s problem is the right analog stick when I aim down in black ops it gets stuck and aims down to the floor. I am 15, am good with tinkering with old broken stuff to get it to work so im not bad at taking things apart, I just dont have any tools for soldering(spellcheck), can you please tell me anything that may help. Email address is sasuketimeskip1@yahoo.com (any help would be great).

    • Hi, thanks for your comment.
      For the first one, maybe check the key bindings?
      For the second, is it only in Call Of Duty? If not, sometimes making a 360° with the analog stick helps the controller to recalibrate.

  4. Wow! this video (and website) is so helpful as I am about to solder a PS1 analogue stick on my broken Xbox 360 controller, and your spoken English is amazingly clear

  5. Does this work with ps3 controllers as I tried to resolver and resolver a new analog stick but when I turned it on to test it didn’t work.

  6. Hi, ich habe dein Video gesehen und habe den gleichen controller. Ich hätte eine bitte, da bei meinem Controller vorne der Adapter fehlt weiß ich leider nicht mehr welche Farbe welche Funktion hat (Clock,Command,Ack,ATT…). Könntest du vielleicht einmal mit nem Durchgangsprüfer messen welcher Pin an welchen Ausgang des Adapters geht. Alle im Internet zu findenen Pinbelegungen sind falsch und die Farben sind auch anders (z.B kein violett).
    Vielen Dank schonmal :)
    MfG Nassim

  7. kevin gallegos // July 27, 2016 at 4:41 am // Reply

    Hi Ben, my playstation 1 controller’s analog stick isn’t responding when I’m playing Metal Gear Solid. I just bought this from my local thrift store and I was disappointed because I have beent looking for a dualshock controller. I think the problem is with the left analog stick, it doesn’t click in like it should. Can you help me ?

    • Hi, what I did is try to change the analog stick and if that doesn’t work, I don’t think there is much you can do, it should be the eletronic board who doesn’t give the right signal. Hope this helps.

  8. Where do you get the replacement analog sticks for a ps1 controller?

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