A PS4 Controller With A Drifting Issue Repaired
A customer brought his PS4 controller for repair. Usually the main issue with such controllers is the drifting problem. This is either a bad joy stick that needs a new replacement or just simple cleaning.
Today I did not have my son’s PS4 pro in the shop so I had to test it the easy way. This is an iphone app that can be down loaded to your phone for testing such controllers.
The device is connected to my Iphone through blue tooth and as seen, the left side of this device is drifting badly here.
A few screws off and I was able to get to the main board to check out the joy stick on this controller.
The joy sticks on the right and the left so I decided to clean both sides and see if that fixes the problem, if not, they I will have to replace the faulty one and test it out.
With a flat screw driver and very gently, pull the green plastic of and give it some cleaning with IPA and hope for the best.
This side (faulty one) was very dirty and I gave it a very good cleaning.
I cleaned also the other side and then I put everything back together and tested out again.
I wiggled it back and forth and every time the joystick comes back to the center and that is what is supposed to do. Further testing will be done by the expert in the family (my son) on his PS4 pro when he comes to the shop this afternoon after school but I am sure it is going to be just fine.
This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.
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