Fix A Worn Out Game Controller With Foil
How to repair your worn out controller with foil…
Here’s a great little tip that can have you repairing your worn out controllers in no time. The fix is actually very straightforward, however you will need a torx screw driver – six point star-shaped tip – as well as a light hand and little patience.
First loosen the screws and take the controller apart – be sure not to damage any of the wire connections whilst doing this. Then simply place pieces of foil on the rubber pads where the underneath of the button meet – this will fill the space causing the lack of response in the buttons.
Image credit: Viktak, 2012.
Fix Worn Out Controller With Foil
As Lifehacker notes, you can do apply a similar method to repair an unresponsive computer keyboard spacebar key, using an orange juice carton instead of foil.
Image Credit: LifeHacker, 2010.
Fix Space Bar With Orange Juice Carton
- Fixing a Worn out Remote Control (XBOX, Playstation, Wii, TV, etc.). DIY Viktak, 01/18/2012.
- Whitson Gordon: Fix A Worn-Out Video Game Controller. Lifehacker, 27/01/2012.