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 Is my PS3 controller messed up?
Unread 2 years agoclass of '08 - away - #1
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o7media 19 heat pts19 space
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Okay not sure if I'm the only one having this issue or not but I haven't seen others complaining about it yet so ...

When I'm playing Black Ops 2 sometimes it automatically fires the weapon for me or does random sh-t and it's fu-kin annoying.

It will jump by itself, crouch, fire, switch weapons, etc...pretty much anything you can think of.

It happens a lot when I press L3 (left joystick to run). And occasionally at other times. But mainly when I'm trying to run it randomly does some other sh-t.

So is it my controller or what?
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HiRolliN 104 heat pts104 space
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Tha controller is messed up. One of my controllers does the exact same thing with the L3 button. I've opened it up a couple time and cleaned the entire thing out but it only last for a few dayz then it will start to mess up again. I still havent figured out what is the exact cause of it.

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HiRolliN said:
Tha controller is messed up. One of my controllers does the exact same thing with the L3 button. I've opened it up a couple time and cleaned the entire thing out but it only last for a few dayz then it will start to mess up again. I still havent figured out what is the exact cause of it.


I think it was happening with both of mine, but I'm gonna try out my other one and see if it's having the same problem. If not then it's definitely a controller issue.

Started happening a while ago with MW3 too.
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Just tried my other controller and it's happening with that too, although not as much.
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Sounds to me like your PS3 is haunted. I'd recommend an exorcism.
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Yeah fam your controller is jacked anytime it starts doing sh*t on its on its probably a malfunction. You can try cleaning it but like dude said it will only work for a while.

Sony controllers are expensive as sh*t IMO and NEVER EVER buy one used. I know that feeling of wanting to get down and game but your controller is fu*king the mood up. Trade in both of them sh*ts towards a new one preferably at Game Stop if not Best Buy. I'm not sure about Best Buy tho
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trade the broken on in at gamestop and get a new one
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i got 2 that do the same thing. Ive dropped them numerous times tho, but i still have another that is fine. If that opening up and cleaning works imma bring them both to game stop for some money towards a new one. Just tell em im an xbox fan boy and sold all my sony stuff, see how much they give me
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I broke my OG Black Sixaxis cause it was doing this same sh*t. Pulling out my knife and sh*t when I try to ADS. I'd be shooting someone and I'd jump and switch to the knife and get shot in mid-air looking like a dumb a.ss lol. Broke that sh*t, Now I'm using the clear Afterglow AP.2 . Joysticks are stiff as sh*t though, gotta use it a bit more and hopefully they loosen up.

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Alright guess I gotta get some new controllers


I'll try cleaning em first though. If I fu*k it up even more I'll just take them to Gamestop
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Have you tried taking a pin or paperclip to the reset port on the back of the controller?

It's the small opening between the screw and the L2 button. Click in there to reset and then put the stick on charge.

That may save you $49.99!
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its messed up because its not a xbox controller
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JimmyZTT said:
Have you tried taking a pin or paperclip to the reset port on the back of the controller?

It's the small opening between the screw and the L2 button. Click in there to reset and then put the stick on charge.

That may save you $49.99!

I haven't tried that, I'll try it today and let y'all know. Thanks.
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my sh*t do that every once in a while also. I swear it doesnt do it for any game i have outside of BF3 or COD. Ill be beastin then all of a sudden my n*gga will just start spinning in circles uncontrollably
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If u take da controller apart u have to put rolled up tape in between da l3 joystick
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lboog1423 said:
my sh*t do that every once in a while also. I swear it doesnt do it for any game i have outside of BF3 or COD. Ill be beastin then all of a sudden my n*gga will just start spinning in circles uncontrollably


piru87 said:
If u take da controller apart u have to put rolled up tape in between da l3 joystick

What do you mean?
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One of my controllers pulls up the play menus in 2k.
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YoungRay20 said:
One of my controllers pulls up the play menus in 2k.
This^

YOu cant even play 2k with the broken controller
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Buy a 360. Problem solved.

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piru87 said:
If u take da controller apart u have to put rolled up tape in between da l3 joystick
Do you mean this


^both seem to be differnet
JimmyZTT said:
Have you tried taking a pin or paperclip to the reset port on the back of the controller?

It's the small opening between the screw and the L2 button. Click in there to reset and then put the stick on charge.

That may save you $49.99!
Im pretty sure thats only fixes the random 4 flashes on the controller
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