LukeTheGooner

Screen just moving

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I've had this issue when playing games recently (not sure if it's all of them) where if I'm not actually using my controller, and it's not paused then my screen just suddenly starts panning away over to the side, I have to keep moving it back over with the analogue sticks and it's pretty annoying.

 

I first noticed it with the spyro games and just figured it was the game, but it was doing the same yesterday with a game called hidden through time

 

anyone have any ideas?

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sounds like analogue stick drift in your right stick - do you have another controller you could use to see if the issue stops then?

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7 minutes ago, DrBloodmoney said:

sounds like analogue stick drift in your right stick - do you have another controller you could use to see if the issue stops then?

 

It's an older one, does the same thing

 

guess I must have done the same thing to both controllers then

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I think it is possible to take a controller apart to clean it - I haven’t done it myself, but I think there are youtube guides - you could have a go on the older one and see if that fixes it?

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1 minute ago, LukeTheGooner said:

 

It's an older one, does the same thing

 

guess I must have done the same thing to both controllers then


Definitely sounds like stick drift. Check out some videos online on some simple stick drift fixes you can do and see if it works on at least one of your controllers. 
 

Should just be a matter of opening the controller and cleaning where the sticks make contact to send the signal. 

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Before you go disassembling your controllers, maybe give the RESET button on the underside a little poke.

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1 minute ago, Helyx said:

Before you go disassembling your controllers, maybe give the RESET button on the underside a little poke.

 

didn't even know it has a reset button, just turned my controller around and it looks like it's the small hole next to one of the screws?

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8 hours ago, LukeTheGooner said:

it looks like it's the small hole next to one of the screws?

 

That's the one.

 

Press it with a paperclip, toothpick, etc and hold it for ~20 seconds (it may be more or less) and see how that does ya.

 

I'm not claiming it's not a drift issue, but you want to save disassembling your hardware for after you've tried more simple fixes.

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same thing is now happening with the controller I got to replace the one I mentioned in this thread, only got it in March, with this one the controller is pretty much going back down when I press up on a menu screen, I just play games like normal not sure why ps4 controllers seem to be so bad

 

I factory reset but still didn't fix it, cba messing about with opening it up

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lol what the hell. Only now I find out there's a potential stick drift fix after buying 2 new controllers over the past 2 years with the same problem.

 

Time to dig out my old controllers and see if it works then 🙃

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7 hours ago, RustyBacon13 said:

lol what the hell. Only now I find out there's a potential stick drift fix after buying 2 new controllers over the past 2 years with the same problem.

 

Time to dig out my old controllers and see if it works then 1f643.png

 

hope it works for you

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