What Is The Best Way To Repair Analog Stick Drift Of A Joystick?
Last Updated on July 15, 2021 by Ephraim Iyodo
First of all, what is analog stick drift? An analog stick drift means that one (or both) of your two analog sticks start moving things onscreen without control. This is a common problem for gamers around the world.
Let’s say you’re playing Pes 2021 and your player starts running around in circles for no reason. Or you’re lining up a perfect shot in Call of Duty and suddenly your scope shifts a foot to the left. Or you swerve for no reason on the last lap of an Asphalt 9 race – all of these are instances of analog stick drift.
How To Fix Analog Stick Drift
In order to fix your analog stick drift, you need to clean it up with a can of compressed air or alcohol.
1. You can disconnect the controller then move the left analog stick to the side and blow compressed air into the base. 2. Do not get too close the nozzle should be at least three inches away from the controller.
3. Do the same with the right analog stick.
4. Now try to get the sticks to move smoothly and firmly, move them in all directions to see if it drifts, if not, that’s fine.
If the above steps do not fix your analog stick drift, it could be that the analog stick module has been damaged.
You can purchase one at a game store, learn how to open the controller, unsolder the old one, and solder the new one in its place.but it’s not that easy as you may not have the required tools to solder it since it was factory manufactured
Other than fiddling with it to see if works, your best bet could be to replace the controller if you can’t replace the analog stick.
What Causes Analog Stick Drift
The most likely cause of analog stick drift is dust, dirt, and mud entering the controller.
Over time, all of these harmful substances can accumulate and affect electrical connections. And when this happens, your controller may start to play in a strange and random way.
How To Maintain Your Controller
Your controller usually messes up only if you do not maintain it, it is advisable that a joystick controller should be cleaned to avoid accumulated dirt in its config, or rather after use keep it back in its game pack and in a clean area to reduce accumulated dirt.