Hardware 'A' button mushy - how to fix?

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I have the Silver controller with the transforming D-pad and the A button on it has become mushy. Compared to the BXY buttons, it doesn't make a sound when pressed but it still registers fine. Does anyone know what tools do I need to fix this? Is it the button? Those rubber pads inside? I can't really tell as I don't have the screwdriver to open it up.

Also, what kind of screwdrivers do I need to buy?

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I'd use some rubbing alcohol with a q tip. While cleaning the A button, clean everything else that looks dirty.... it's fun to see how much sweat you can get off a controller.
 

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I have the Silver controller with the transforming D-pad and the A button on it has become mushy. Compared to the BXY buttons, it doesn't make a sound when pressed but it still registers fine. Does anyone know what tools do I need to fix this? Is it the button? Those rubber pads inside? I can't really tell as I don't have the screwdriver to open it up.

Also, what kind of screwdrivers do I need to buy?

Thanks

If you don't have a torx then you can use a very small flathead screwdriver and wedge it between 2 sides and the pin in the middle of the screw. Its extremely easy to do after you get one or two of them out it is smooth sailing from there. Once you get the controller open i suspect is the rubber buttons maybe in the wrong place or may have dust/dirt blocking the A button.
 
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