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My 2nd gen Vita's left stick keeps registering an up motion on screen, no matter if I'm on the main screen or in game and it's really annoying as you can imagine. Is there a way to repair it DIY for cheap?

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My 2nd gen Vita's left stick keeps registering an up motion on screen, no matter if I'm on the main screen or in game and it's really annoying as you can imagine. Is there a way to repair it DIY for cheap?

Mine went bad awhile back. If you are tech savvy you can buy the parts and fix I t or take it to a repair shop. But if yours is still under warranty I would send it in.

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Mine went bad awhile back. If you are tech savvy you can buy the parts and fix I t or take it to a repair shop. But if yours is still under warranty I would send it in.

It's been 2 years since I bought my Vita so no. I might take it to a repair shop but Idk what it would cost to get it fixed. If it's above $100 then I'm just gonna sell it and buy a new one lol.

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Unfortunately this is VERY common for the newer models 2000's. Mine, and numerous people on the site have reported the same thing. It's a very common issue with the New Model Vita's. It's really annoying for games like dungeon crawlers esp. Try playing Demon Gaze T_T

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Well just what the post above me said its common for those 2nd gen vita since its made cheap and not durable than its original. Your only way is to replace the left analog stick. You can replace it yourself if you know how to or find someone with the knowledge to fix the issue.

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The Left stick go for around 8$? You could try to replace it, cant be that hard...

 

Buy an OLED Vita? ;)

 

I'm treating my OLED Vita like a baby atm. Really need that screen protector to come in soon, so I can feel at ease touching the screen. How can people stand touching the pretty screen?? I wish I got no fingerprints.

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This happens occasionally my Vita. The fix is to move the analog stick down until it stops registering as up.

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I'm treating my OLED Vita like a baby atm. Really need that screen protector to come in soon, so I can feel at ease touching the screen. How can people stand touching the pretty screen?? I wish I got no fingerprints.

 

Hehe, I do the same. The original Vita is such a well made machine. The day mine breaks will be a very sad day, especially when I won't be able to find a replacement OLED. I'm almost tempted to buy a replacement OLED Vita now just for a bit of insurance.

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Buy an OLED Vita? ;)

That's what I did when my 2000 started having stick issues. I don't regret it one bit. I can now self boost ad-hoc trophies too.

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That's what I did when my 2000 started having stick issues. I don't regret it one bit. I can now self boost ad-hoc trophies too.

 

Now that truly is next level trophy hunting right there. I commend you, sir! xD

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Now that truly is next level trophy hunting right there. I commend you, sir! xD

I thought you knew that kuuhaku always takes gaming seriously :awesome:

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You can first try calibrating the sticks to see if it fixes the problem.

 

1) Power off.

2) Rotate sticks clockwise slowly full 360 degrees about 20 times.

3) Repeat rotating counter clockwise.

4) Switch power on and don't touch the sticks while system boots.

5) Start a game where issue clearly occurred earlier (again don't touch the sticks while game loads) and test if the calibration helped.

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I heard about you have to reset the console database.

 

But not sure if it was for the 1000 or 2000.

 

Instead, a stick is about 3$ and 15 minutes to change it.

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My 2nd gen Vita's left stick keeps registering an up motion on screen, no matter if I'm on the main screen or in game and it's really annoying as you can imagine. Is there a way to repair it DIY for cheap?

DId you find a fix? Mine has been acting up too.  'calibrating' it hasn't proved effective.  I am out of warranty and country, so my I don't have many options...

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I have this issue for a very long time. I am a Vita Slim user. I have a few temporary fixes but nothing that would fix your problem forever. Your best bet would be buying a new stick and carefully change it yourself

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I'm thinking of just going back to the OLED Vita.

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Same with my right stick. I bought it like 2 years ago, but haven't used it much. It's pretty much unusable now. If I'm lucky it'll twirl the screen in circles, if I'm unlucky it doesn't work at all. I'd like to get a new one down the road, but it's very off putting for the money involved. There's so many games I want to play. :(

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This has happened to me a few days ago, I have 2 Vitas the old model and the new one, and of course it's the new one.

 

Old Vita, the rubber has worn off both analog sticks and it still runs fine, but it now has a poor battery. The new Vita, already the left stick is failing, and the colors seem kinda washed out when I put both Vita next to each other. The old Vita design is much bette and reading the posts here, seems to be much more reliable as well.

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