Aug 16 2007, 11:17 PM
Is there such a thing as "easy repair" for broken Wireless or Wired controllers? I found how to disassemble them but are the parts replaceable and can you order the parts?
Or are they simply throw away and buy new type stuff? Just checking to see if anyone had any experience with repairing there controllers.
Aug 17 2007, 01:01 AM
Depends on what's wrong with it as to the difficulty of the repair, I fix most of the ones I get a hold of, but I have a few that are in a right mess as well.
Most of the major parts are interchangeable, sticks, buttons, top half of the shell, LB/RB buttons (plastic part) and the triggers, but on the board level the Wireless and Wired are really nothing alike. If ya have a few and are gonna go tossing them don't, odds are you can get at least a couple going again, but like I said, it really depends on what's wrong with the thing to start with.
Aug 25 2007, 12:47 PM
Ii have a couple of controller which seem to be totally dead...when i plug it in the console,nothing happens.it doesnt light up or anything and the console cant detect it.i made sure that the console's usb is working by trying on a different controller.i also inspected the wireless to look if it is frayed but it is totally intact...
anybody got any ideas what seem to be wrong and if there is any fix to this?
Aug 25 2007, 02:02 PM
Are they Wireless or not? You say you plugged it in, then mention wireless, which I assume means the cord??
If they are Wired controllers pull the Quick Connector apart and look in there (smaller connectors behind the USB connector) make sure the contacts are fine in it. Every now and then one will come apart and when someone goes to put it back together the contacts in there get all bent up and that will cause the controller to not work.
Aug 25 2007, 06:28 PM
sorry about that.yes it is a wired controller.i tried to replace the usb connector with another from a working controller and it still would not power on.i also put the usb connector from the bad controller to the working one it it connected without any problem... so must be the controller itself?
Aug 25 2007, 09:08 PM
Did you look in the end of the quick disconnect connectors? The thing will still plug in fine sometimes, even if the pins are bent.
If the quick disconnect connectors are good then the problem is either with the cord somewhere else, or in the controller itself somewhere.
Aug 26 2007, 02:34 PM
everything seems to be in order as far as that is concerned and i dont see any break in the cord so it must be the controller itself?is there something that i can tweak there so i will have a working controller instead of 2 busted ones?
thanks for the input by the way
Aug 26 2007, 04:54 PM
If ya don't even know where to start looking there's not much I can do to help ya out, you'll have to crack open the thing and start looking around for the obvious first off. Then break out the Multi-Meter and start measuring things to see if something isn't quite right, helps to have a working controller to use for comparison readings. There's no one or two things that go bad on them consistently, on the Wireless there is one problem I've seen more than a few times now, but not the Wired.
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