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  • Controller wheel sticky

    I know there is a thread on this: https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...n-scroll-wheel

    I opened up my Controller to check why the wheel is not moving as easy as it should. But the wheel itself and the four buttons around it seem to be one part and this part is a part of the whole button plate which seems to be glued onto the mainboard. I wonder if I could remove the parts to try to get the actual wheel disassembled. Spraying a bit of Caramba oil in between did nothing (it also did not hurt I hope). Maybe I could use some other fluid which would fit better.

    EDIT: Solved
    Last edited by bvrulez; 2021-08-06, 11:19.

  • #2
    IIRC the wheel is an optical encoder and so dust is probably making it sticky.

    A fluid could congeal the dust and make things worse.

    Compressed air, disassemble etc, may help. IIRC There was a post showing how to disassemble but photos have died.

    One user recommended WD40ptfe (NOT the standard WD40)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bvrulez

      EDIT: Solved
      can you share how you solved it? I have one I am still licking my fingers with

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Redrum

        can you share how you solved it? I have one I am still licking my fingers with
        Spray WD40 PTFE (only this version - not any other WD40) using the straw, down the gap around the wheel.

        I used masking tape around it to mask it.

        It made mine quite a lot better.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MrTeroo

          Spray WD40 PTFE (only this version - not any other WD40) using the straw, down the gap around the wheel.

          I used masking tape around it to mask it.

          It made mine quite a lot better.
          Thanks, I have some, will give it a try

          Jim

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          • #6
            Jim,

            Following on from the success with fixing the non working back button and realising that taking the controller apart is really simple, as described in this post:
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            As the title suggests, the back button on my controller doesn't work. I tried it in Factory Tests and it doesn't work there either. Any suggestions?


            I decided to take apart my other controller with the sticky wheel and see if I could improve it further.

            I blew it out with a dry air line and squirted more PTFE.

            This has made a great improvement and is well worth doing.



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            • #7
              I forgot to post that I did try the PTFE (without opening) and it worked great. I'll keep this post in mind if I want to take it further.

              Maybe you need to add "Controller Repairman" to your forum signature!

              Jim

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MrTeroo

                Spray WD40 PTFE (only this version - not any other WD40) using the straw, down the gap around the wheel.

                I used masking tape around it to mask it.

                It made mine quite a lot better.
                Thanks for this tip! It worked on mine

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