A PS4 Controller With Issues Cleaned and Maintained
My nephew brought me his PS4 controller for repair and the main complain was the R1/R2 is sticky and things associated with that button are not working that way it should be.
He bought the PS4 station less than one year ago but he uses it a lot playing games with it.
Usually issues like that it have to do either with cleaning or the button rubber pads are torn; let us find out the cause of this issue.
Four screws off and I was able to get inside the PS4 controller.
Be careful when taking the back cover off; there is a flex cable connected to the main board and ribbing it off will cause a malfunction issue.
I took the two plastic buttons off and I could see lots of dirt there. I used a Q tips with a touch of IPA and wiped that area off. A lot of dirt came out but there is more to go..
That is the pad for both buttons and it has to be cleaned as well. I do not recommend using IPA here I just use a dry Q tip and rub that dirt off. I am sure you can see the dirt line on the left side of the pad.
After I made sure all this area was clean and nice, I put everything back together and tested it. I had my son’s play station in the shop so I asked the professional one (my son) to check it out and see how it runs. He assured me that all is well and to that I can say.
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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