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First Son
Registered: 11/26/2013
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Re: PS4 controller joystick...peeling?

Nov 26, 2013

Yup, ours is peeling- and there is no way I'm paying any shipping fees- they've got to be kidding if they think that's going to happen. For all the money we've all spent on this, they can't expect we should be paying the shipping for a poor quality controller that they've given us. 

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Splicer
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Re: Thumbstick grip on left stick already worn smooth after 4 days of play.

Nov 27, 2013

I've actually seen this on test units in the stores and wondered if people were vandalizing the controller but guess not.

 

 

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First Son
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[OFFICAL] "My DS4 controller broke"

Nov 27, 2013
Just wanted to start a thread where everyone can post their problems with the DS4 controller. Mine was the left joystick rubber peeling off after 30~ hours of play. Seen a lot of L1/R1 trigger problems as well. Post what you have had done and hopefully Sony will see this. Because as of now, they are making us pay for shipping of the controllers (~$10).
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Sackboy
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Re: [OFFICAL] "My DS4 controller broke"

Nov 27, 2013

People been getting this a lot. The DS4 is good, just the sticks are bad. They just need to release new and better replacment stick so we can replacement them instead of buying a new controller for $60.

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Re: Thumbstick grip on left stick already worn smooth after 4 days of play.

Nov 28, 2013

Nope! The rubber is insanely soft and comfy, but it's so soft that it wears out extremely fast.

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First Son
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Re: [OFFICAL] "My DS4 controller broke"

Nov 28, 2013

The same thing happened to my controller, the rubber on the left stick is falling off already. I hope this is replaced.

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First Son
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Re: Thumbstick grip on left stick already worn smooth after 4 days of play.

Nov 28, 2013

I have the same problem, i hope sony does something about it, is this covered under the 1yr warranty?. 

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First Son
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PS4 Controller is Wearing..

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Nov 29, 2013

I have had my PS4 for about a week. Now the rubber on the left joystick is tearing apart. It really sucks because I put a lot of time and money up to get this console and it is already breaking. I do not have enough money to buy another one. Plus, I do not even know if it will happen to the second one!!

 

I do not sweat when I play video games and I do not have any fingernails. What is the deal with this? Not even a week and it is tearing up. 

 

Anyone else having this issue? Any solutions? Any way to fix it at home?

 

EDIT: After reading a lot of posts about the issue, I finally decided I will try to fix it myself. I do not have enough money to purchase another one for a while (poor college student). Instead, I grabbed some super glue. I dipped the very tip of the toothpick in the glue. I then grabbed another toothpick and pulled the piece of rubber back and I rubbed a small amount under the peeling rubber. I then smoothed the rubber flat and wiped excess glue off with other toothpicks and paper towels in the curve of the joystick. I then dabbed the spot with more paper towels to get excess glue off. 

 

As a result, it looks perfectly normal. It is slightly shiny, but it is connected back together again. You cannot even feel where I placed the glue at. I want to buy another one, but I want to wait a few months in hopes of them fixing the issues. Maybe it was a faulty batch? Overall, it looks like a temporary fix. Maybe it will last me until I can get a new one. It was a very small amount of glue. I am pretty sure no one would even notice there was an issue at first glance.

 

I hope this helps or gives you some ideas.

 

Add me on PSN! Would love to play some BF4! Greatness Awaits!!

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First Son
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Re: Thumbstick grip on left stick already worn smooth after 4 days of play.

Nov 29, 2013

Same problem. I have only had it a week too. It is really disappointing because I am a poor person. I starved myself and saved a lot of money to get this system. It sucks that the left analog rubber is tearing apart. :smileysad: 

 

Anybody have an idea for a fix?

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First Son
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Re: [OFFICAL] "My DS4 controller broke"

Nov 29, 2013

My left joystick is peeling off too. :smileysad: I hope there is some kind of fix....

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