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Jul 15 2012
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My (X) button is sticky, what do I do?

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Should I use Silicone Spray, Alcohol, or WD-40

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Lombax Warrior
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Any of that will more than likely break your controller. You could disassemble the control & clean the buttons & case with the electronics removed but fair warning the PS3 controller is notoriously hard to get put back together properly. Your probably best off just getting a new controller.

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My suggestion is just go purchase a new controller.

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Pour alchohol in a cotton ball then wipe the area around the button. That should loosen it up.

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I took apart controllers when I was 8 and put them back together. PS3 is not much harder then they use to be specially with sony's current design of them. The first gen controllers for the ps3 had separate pieces that were between the l1-l2 and r1-r2 and that was tough. Now the casing is just two solid pieces. Best tip when putting it back together is to put the l1 and r1 in last. Just snap them in when the controller is put all back together.
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JGanzy wrote:

Should I use Silicone Spray, Alcohol, or WD-40


None of the above. Use contact cleaner. 

 

 

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JGanzy wrote:

Should I use Silicone Spray, Alcohol, or WD-40


Disassemble your controller and seperate the electronics from the plastics. Wash everything in warm, soapy water, give  it a good rinse and let it dry. Then re-assemble.

 

I even threw a friend's plastic pieces of the controller in a dishwasher.

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