Once opened remove the analog sticks. I don't know if the standard Xbox one controllers have it, but the Xbox Elite controller sticks can be adjusted to have dead zones to avoid drift. Not sure what caused it, but now I have 4 more replacements when my other controllers go bad. I looked up the issue on Bing yes, I know , and it looks like this is not any uncommon problem. It does seem weird to find two controllers in a row that are exhibiting drifting. The second one, which i have now, have the exact same problem. I have a set of regular torx screwdrivers at home, but little dimple in the middle of the screws in the Xbox One controller, are making it impossible for me to get it opened up.
I tried resetting with a toothpick, switching R and L sticks and back, and also opening and cleaning with cotton and alcohol, but nothing fixed the problem. If so, were you able to fix it, and how? I get it occasionally on my left thumbstick, and I fix it by prizing off the plastic piece on side of the controller grip, exposing the space between the circuit board and the shell, and blasting some canned air at the mechanism to clean it. So I'm now using a crossover 360 controller with the wireless receiver. Alcohol evaporates quickly, so let air dry for a little bit and that should help. You're right, it does suck.
Do i need to calibrate it somehow, or is this just the way Xbox controllers are meant to be? This will show a dynamic 2D graphic that will help you to evaluate the severity of the stick drift problem. Without taking part the controller I pulled both sticks out, not out of the controller but they seem to get stuck a little bit. New games are developed to take advantage of the latest technological advances in hardware. Solution 2: Buy a new controller. And unless you have warranty on it which you probably don't by now your best bet is to buy a new one. I did tons of research, but opening it was no solution for me - software attempts failed. I've recently bought this used controller, everything else but my right analog stick is fine.
Originally posted by :I had to download the xbox one drivers from this website, even though it says I shouldnt need them on Windows 10. That way it is a little more reinforced. Make sure you have another one handy before you do. We suggest if it hasn't already been done to so we can better assist with any and all issues or inquiries with the latest information available since policies, promotions and troubleshooting steps tend to change! Apparently thats what causes it, plastic dust from the analogue sticks. Perhaps the shop you're buying from got a bad batch of controllers? Also, it is a bluetooth model and I'm not touching any buttons when connecting it. The hardest part is getting the panels grips off.
I think this might be because I've taken it apart like 20 times to change the plates and just gave the circuit board and sticks a wipe. My Elite controller is now about 6 months old and having the same drift issue. I was having a similar issue, perhaps not as severe as this since I found a simple fix. I managed to fix drift on a controller by following a Youtube video. They even make creaky noises if you squeeze them. Clip off the nubs, solder the new one in place and the controller works again. If I'm going to buy another, might just go for a Scuf or other make - as much as it feels nice when new, the elite is pretty much a waste of money long term.
My first one died of old age. Once you try fixing it, tests run it to make sure that it stops drifting on you. Although there is a two controller method as a workaround. I think that issue comes down to the user and game play. Well, this post will most likely fix your problem. Btw the controller is the Xbox one S wireless version if it's any help.
Find a friend that knows how to desolder and solder. On mine, the right stick drifts when I steer the left stick, or when I push R3 right hand side stick down at the center. Keep doing it if you can get away with it! Looks like this was a designed failure point to sell more controllers Or save. I did this with the 360 continuously with out and issues. To do this you only need to take off the 5 screws located here. Hope you understand everything, because my english isn´t very, well.
Then pull the top panel off. If so is there anyway to fix it or should I try buying a third one? I have it on 2 different ones, only both are in the left stick for me. Still having 0 problems with it even after 5 months. Keep in mind you only need to do the steps listed above. If the pointer moves correct all the time.
Anyone know if I either have to change the thumbstick or there's something inside that's broken? Disabling the sound card will help you determine if the sound card is the cause of the problem. This is the impatient way and frequently does not work. Is there a quick fix for this sort of nonsense? Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks for reaching out to us here on the forums with this situation. Here's how to calibrate a controller. However other people have told me drift in dead zones set at zero is perfectly normal and that most games have dead zones set at higher than 0%. If you are using a Bluetooth model, try the controller by itself, without any other Bluetooth devices being active.