Having issues with your PS3 controller moving by itself? This article will provide solutions that don’t require opening up the controller.
Reset Your Controller
If your PS3 controller is moving by itself, you can try resetting it without having to open it up.
First, turn off your PlayStation 3 and then locate the small reset button on the back of the controller.
Using a small tool like a paperclip, press and hold the reset button for a few seconds until the lights on the controller start flashing.
After the lights stop flashing, turn on your PlayStation 3 and see if the issue has been resolved.
If the problem persists, you may need to try using a different USB cable to connect the controller to the PlayStation 3 to rule out any connection issues.
Clean Your Controller Thoroughly
- Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down the entire surface of the controller.
- Apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol to the cloth and wipe down the buttons and analog sticks.
- Use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean around the edges of the buttons and in any crevices.
- Allow the controller to air dry completely before using it again.
Press the Analog Sticks
To fix your PS3 controller moving by itself without opening it, you can try calibrating the analog sticks. First, connect the controller to the PS3 using a USB cable. Then, navigate to the “Settings” menu on the PS3 and select “Accessory Settings” and “Calibrate Motion Controller.” Follow the on-screen instructions to calibrate the analog sticks.
If calibration doesn’t solve the issue, you can try resetting the controller. To do this, press the small reset button on the back of the controller using a paperclip or similar tool. Hold the button down for a few seconds, then release it.
If the problem persists, you can try cleaning the analog sticks. Use a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab to clean around the base of the analog sticks. Be sure not to use too much alcohol, as it could damage the controller.
If none of these solutions work, you may need to consider opening the controller to further troubleshoot the issue or seek professional help. Remember to always be careful when opening and working on electronic devices.
Replace Your Analog Sticks
Once the old analog sticks are removed, carefully attach the new analog sticks in the same orientation and position. Make sure they are securely in place before testing the controller. Finally, test the controller to ensure that the new analog sticks are functioning properly and that the issue of the PS3 controller moving by itself has been resolved.
Willard Morton is a passionate technology writer for helptechportal.com, focusing on the intersection of technology and sustainability. Holding a degree in Environmental Science and a strong interest in renewable energy, Willard’s articles explore how technology can help create a greener future. In his spare time, Willard enjoys hiking, gardening, and advocating for clean energy solutions.