Controller drift repair could be more complicated than expected

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from Julius Kahl
According to a recent YouTube video, repairing a Playstation 5 controller suffering from a drifting joystick could be more difficult than expected.

 The  YouTuber “iFixit” goes into his video on the more detailed reasons behind the problem and tells the manufacturers that this was quite foreseeable.

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 The  Playstation 5 from Sony has been on the market for a few months now and even if the current-gen console continues to have serious delivery problems, many users around the world can already deal with the new hardware. In the meantime, a problem has been identified that is already known from other consoles: just like the Joycons of the Nintendo Switch or the Xbox Elite Controller, the joysticks of the DualSense controller of the Playstation 5 also seem to suffer from drift.

Playstation 5: what is causing joystick drift?

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 The  problem is that the analog sticks seem to have a life of their own and point in a certain direction, although this was not triggered by the user. As we reported, a class action lawsuit has already been initiated in the USA to compensate affected Playstation 5 users. © www.de24.news

 The  YouTuber “iFixit” has now taken a closer look at the hardware of the Playstation 5 controller.


Under the analog sticks there is apparently a so-called potentiometer, which signals a different voltage depending on how far the joystick is moved. © www.de24.news

 The  mechanism directly under the joystick, which is responsible for stretching or stretching, can wear out over time. In addition, plastic from the joystick can be deposited in the area below. © www.de24.news

 The se circumstances cause the joystick drift to occur.

According to iFixit, the solution would be to make replacing joysticks much easier. In addition, it was found out that the components in the Playstation 5 controller could show initial problems after just 400 hours of gaming.

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