1. alexander1970

    OP alexander1970 Austrian Guy - allowed make grammatical Errors
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    Hello.:)

    A moment ago it happens:

    A Sony PlayStation 2 Controller which has been safely stored for 2 years is broken.:sad:

    Cable break due to stupid rolling up of the cable.
    I know, blame myself.

    I do not have Containers or a Storage Warehouse to store all this Controllers,I have to put them into Drawers and Boxes.
    I am sure you all know this case.

    Wireless Controllers,yes it is a solution.And also a matter of money.:P

    Do you have any rational suggestions for this ?

    - cutting off Cables,yes I have tried it,funny,after that the Controllers no longer worked.:unsure:
    - hang on a clothes line,also a good idea,sadly next day when they are dry,all are gone.:blink:
    - use a universal Controller,yes also tried,Neighbors Garage door opens each time when I play Mario Kart Double Dash.:(

    I am "open" for any suggestions that keeps the Controllers and Cables longer work.

    Thank you.:)
     
  2. EmulateLife

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    There is no trick, they were made to break so you'd buy another one.
     
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    The best way is to simply wrap the cable into a loose loop (not around the controller, just loose) and then use something like a velcro strap or cable tie or whatever to keep them from getting tangled.

    For long term storage, I've seen people recommend the above and then just putting each controller into a plastic bag, which can be useful as well though a tad wasteful IMO.

    Although wrapping them just around the controllers themselves shouldn't be that harmful to the controller's wire, unless you're pulling it extremely taut for some reason.
     
  4. PityOnU

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    Rule of thumb for maintaining cable integrity is to never bend the cable around a curve less than 10x the radius of the cable's diameter. Or something like that...

    For controllers, the problem is generally the solder points on the PCB connecting the actual controller to the cable. Weakest part of the link.
     
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    I always wrap the cable around the controller
     
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    OP alexander1970 Austrian Guy - allowed make grammatical Errors
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    Thank you for your Advices.

    That means like if the controller is original packaged (the way you suggested) is ok.
    Like this:

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    Only a thought: maybe hang it over an horizontal Bar like this ?
    Very,very dumb and stupid idea ? :(

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    I'm just glad I don't ever have to use a wired controller ever again except for 2 games. My PS2 I have a Logitech wireless, my gamecube is on Wii U, my original Xbox all of them are on my RGH 360 except 2 that won't work on it. Those are the only two games I keep my original Xbox for and use a wired controller. I used to have a wireless controller on it too but it died but not worth it to rebuy one for two games. Everything older than that I use emulators.
     
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    But as nobody has time for that then as mentioned the connector section is usually the point of failure so I give a generous amount there, hold off the strain for a couple of loops and then spin the rest up as per your little brother wrapping it up.

    If I am really invested in the concept I also have these little velcro straps. Got a massive bunch of them for next to nothing and they do well.
     
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  9. MrCokeacola

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    I stuff the controller along with the cable loosely as not to bend the cable into a ziptop bag then into a tumbler for safe keeping.
     
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    Wrap the cable around the controller...?
    That's how I always do it, anyway.
     
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    Hello.:)

    A little Update on the "Storage" Quest.

    I "hang" my Controlles over the Rooms Doors Edge since I made this Thread:

    No Cable Kinks or Breaks.:)

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    ..only the Wii (U) Controllers were strongly oppose it.....:rolleyes:

    Thank you :)
     
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    Can't really see anything, is that one of those German may-poles that you dance around with a tanker of beer?
     
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    Better I think....:D
     
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    shit if you were trying to sel yr house and someone came in and saw tht what would you say lol and is it pos to get a clearer pic:D

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    its ok i see the new pic :D
     
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    I never really thought about it until now because a lot of my controllers are wireless. With my GCN controller though, I usually just wrap it around the middle. Only problem is that it can get kinda hard to unwrap and it makes these creases which can't be undone.
     
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    I usually tend to roll the cord up then use a twist/zip tie to keep it in place. Either that, or I'll just put it back into the original box the way it was when I got it, if I have the original box.
     
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    I've been using rubber bands.

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    I've been wraping the coards around the controller since the N64 zero problems with it.
     
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    ^^ that's what I do too. the only controllers that may not like it are the genesis for the genesis/mega drive classic. they're very rigid imo.
     
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