Drifting analog stick

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  1. Magmorph
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    Ever since I replaced the housing on my PSP the analog stick has been drifting. Cleaning the contacts had no affect. I know the problem is that there is not enough pressure to make the proper connection between the analog stick and the motherboard but I am not sure of a way to fix it. I cannot tighten the screws holding the faceplate on anymore but if i put pressure near the analog stick it stops drifting. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
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    Macrofire?
     
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    Do this. New release came out just a couple of days ago too.
     
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    Or try recaliberating your analog stick. System > System settings > system information and then turn your analog stick in circles for about 5 times.
     
  5. Magmorph
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    It isn't a calibration or software problem. It just isn't connecting to the motherboard properly. Would it be possible to solder the analog stick directly onto the motherboard? I can't think of any other way to make the connection.

    This is a 1000 by the way.
     
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    You might, but i wouldn't. Just get a brand new analog stick i guess..
     
  7. BlackDave

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    DO like I did to fix my psp 3000

    the little black latch that held the ribbon in place broke so I taped the ribbon over the connector and added a piece of paper on top of it so that when you place the D-pad part back on, it would add pressure to the paper->connector. Now I has 2 psps [​IMG]

    Just add a little piece of paper above where the ribbon connector is on the motherboard
     
  8. Teny

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    The way the Analog is made between the 1000/2000 and 3000 is different. The 1000/2000 use an silicone to connect the analog to the motherboard.

    Try getting an new analog stick.