Hacking fixing DPAD moving on its own

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hello,

i need help fixing my dpad/joystick that is moving on its own.
i am running CFW 6.60
i disasembled the PSP to add a new screen from a donor psp into it.
i also have added a donor UMD drive.
i have used a 3rd party PSP thumbpad (dont know if the other 2 have the same issue or this is a broken 1)
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but now in cetrain games the dpad/joystick is moving on its own. (japanese games)
i have yet to test EU/US region games for this issue.

i disabled the Joystick in the recovery menu. after this it was solved.

how can i reinstall the newest firmware. (dont know if its permanent CFW)
or how can i solve the ghosting of the dpad.
 

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It's hardware problem why do you solve with fw reinstall?
Either the silicon joystick connector is dirty (the sqaure clear plastic bit with 4 gold connections in it), it got turned on its side and is no longer making a proper connection, or the joystick is simply faulty and you need a new one.

Me<--12 years of PSP modding experience.
 
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Why you quote me?

P.S: I have more than 20 years of electronic experience (and not only psp modding), but i don't understand why highlight this thing.......
 

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i have tried removing and replacing both (had ordered a joystick from ebay) also tried the other silicon pad.

but its still present, even when i have removed the silicon pad. a different joystick changes the direction in wich the pointer of the mouse moves when testing in browser

(this problem started to happen after i had a recovery screen when i booted up the PSP for testing) (i did not fast boot into recovery)
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i wish to see if a reinstall of the OS will fix this issue.
 

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I never found a fix for this problem with my PSPs either. Went through a couple of joystick replacements before I gave up.... I suspect that little piece of silicone. Why couldn't they just have a normal flat ribbon cable you shove into a little socket on the board, like just about everything else has?

Once the X key stopped working, I just gave up on the PSP. I've cleaned and cleaned it and still the X is dead and the joystick walks all over unless I disable it entirely.
 

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Make sure the screw on the bottom left of the console is tight and not strippped as pressure is what makes it work correctly.
 

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i will try that soon, maybe that fixes it, i did notice some pressure changes the direction of the joystick (top-left or right-bottem)
 

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*BUMB*
the problem is now fixed, i tightened the screws of the bottem case and now the dpad ghosting is minimal (only sometimes a minor shock-moving, so it moves down or up)
 

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I couldn't figure mine out either. Found something about ghosting analog stick and used joysens to correct it. That worked. It changes the calibration of the stick.
 

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I couldn't figure mine out either. Found something about ghosting analog stick and used joysens to correct it. That worked. It changes the calibration of the stick.

i will innstall joysens later and recalibrate my psp joystick correctly to prevent the minor ghosting, that still remained (1/20 times it is ghosting)
 

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I only had the ghosting issue with gta vice city stories. I didn't change any setting with joysens. I just installed it and it worked. Id try the default settings before changing anything.
 

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I only had the ghosting issue with gta vice city stories. I didn't change any setting with joysens. I just installed it and it worked. Id try the default settings before changing anything.

it could also be my PSP only, due using parts from a PSP 1003, and a PSP 1004
since my screen was broken, i brought a psp 1004 for about 10$ (defective X-button) (it was the button board that was broken.)

i also used the front casing from the 1004 due the 1003 had some minor damage.

the wifi-board/card-slot was also switched.
i also added the UMD reader wich was broken from the 1003 but was working in the 1004.

so i have a frankenPSP 1003-4

that way i had a fully functional PSP, made out of 2 PSP's
 
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