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My A button is sticking when I press it. How do fix this please?

#1GuyCarlPetersonPosted 4/1/2013 2:34:04 PM
I have been playing Castlevania Lord Of Shadows and the button is sticking when I press it to jump. The A button is used a lot in this game so I need to be ready to use quickly. How can I make it stop sticking down? Preferably without opening it up cause everytime I open a controller up I cannot get it back the right way.
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#295_EclipsePosted 4/1/2013 2:37:49 PM
Hmm. Last time I had a controller stick and didn't feel like taking it apart, I took my finger and got a single drop of water on it, and put it on the button, just long enough for it to go into the crack, then held it upside down and pressed the button repeatedly til dry.

I did that about 3-5 times and it was good for awhile.

There is obvious risk in water + electronics, so for starters make sure its off with no power source.

You could also try a piece of paper and slide it in the crack, but TBH, best bet is to disassemble the controller and clean it fully.
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#3GGearXPosted 4/1/2013 2:39:02 PM
You must have spilled something very sticky on the controller.
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#4cucumberthecoolPosted 4/1/2013 2:40:58 PM
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#5GuyCarlPeterson(Topic Creator)Posted 4/1/2013 2:43:09 PM
I just tried to get the case off but I can not get the screws out with my tiny screwdriver. I think my little niece got it sticky. She only had it for like a second though.
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#6dracomancer336Posted 4/1/2013 2:52:34 PM
take a q-tips with some rubbing alcohol and rub it around the edge of the button then press the button a few time to work the alcohol around
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#795_EclipsePosted 4/1/2013 3:58:51 PM
To take it a part you need a screw driver/bit that looks like this http://www.mutualscrew.com/blog/assets/content/Torx_driver_secure.png

Its called a torx security bit.
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#8MestizoFreakPosted 4/1/2013 4:01:20 PM
If you can't take it apart, try running the bristles of a wet toothbrush along the button.
#9TheIastspartanPosted 4/1/2013 4:10:26 PM
The best thing to do is insert very small amounts of water around the edges. A toothbrush/cloth works fine. I've been doing this for years with no issues.
#10GuyCarlPeterson(Topic Creator)Posted 4/2/2013 7:34:37 AM
I used some high concentration alcohol and it got the A unstuck but now the X is sticking lol. This should work again though.
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