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Nov 19 2013
By: Biggy_Phatts First Son 12 posts
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DualShock 4 L1 & R1 sticking?

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I'm having a relatively minor but pretty annoying issue with both of my DS4 controllers. L1 and R1 both randomly stick. Quite annoying, as I use those to aim and shoot in any FPS I play. And again, it's happening with BOTH controllers. Neither has been abused or mishandled in any way. Anyone else having this issue?
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Nov 19, 2013
I have two controllers. On one, L1 is sticking and it's terrible. It works fine, but drives me nuts. The other controller is fine, so far.

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Re: DualShock 4 L1 & R1 sticking?

Nov 19, 2013

No issues at all with my R1 and L1, and I have been using those buttons pretty often in KZSF.

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Nov 20, 2013

My R1 button is sticking after only a few hours of gentle use... very annoying!

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Nov 22, 2013

Both my controllers are doing the same constantly and is really annoying. Wonder if we can just take them back

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Nov 23, 2013

My r1 button started to stick ;x


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Nov 23, 2013

same here. R1 starting to stick. If i press it from the right side it sticks, it i press is from the middle or left side its fine. Annoying. 

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Nov 24, 2013

You can pop the L1 and R1 buttons off without taking apart the controller.  You'll see two posts on the controller that the buttons slide onto.  Mine had a little bit of white powder on them.  Wipe the posts down with a paper towel.  Then, on the back of the buttons, you can spray compressed air into the holes which those posts go into or just put a little WD-40 in there.  Pop them back on, and they should be fine.  I haven't had a problem with mine since.

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Nov 26, 2013

I have uploaded a video showing how to fix this issue:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyFqkm7oIEk

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I had the same problem, and this fixed it right up. I concur, you do not need to open the controller to pop off the buttons, just be gentle and go slow  from one edge toward center, once the button is shifted slightly off center, then move to the other side and it should pop off. There is a singe snap clip at the top center of the button that you need to dislodge, just go slow and be gentle (I used a wooden toothpick to avoid scratches). Thanks for risking your hardware for the rest of us, it really is appreciated.

 

As a footnote, I would strongly urge everyone to refrain from using WD40 on any plastic (it can damage/destroy certain polymers), in a pinch silicone spray might be used, but really anything you put in there will attract dust and may in time prove a bigger problem to clean out. I also would suggest to the mods to sticky this thread or just make it easier to find, like a DualShock 4 subsection. Just my 2¢. Cheers!

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