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Topic: Wii U Gamepad left analog stick problem

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soccer_football

soccer_football

1. Posted:

I ordered a wii u online and when I got it the left analog stick has issues. It has it's own mind and rapidly moves on its own and it really bugs me! I got nintendo land and played mario chase with my friend. I would try to make my character move and it would slide against the wall and so I would try to stop, but it kept moving without me using the analog stick! Same with mario kart 8! I would choose a option and it starts rapidly moving when I gently move it once! Does anyone else have this problem and can help me with this problem? Thanks

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MrWalkieTalkie

MrWalkieTalkie

2. Posted:

I actually have a similar problem! My left stick automatically controls to move down at times. It used to happen every now and then but lately it's been happening a lot. Getting worried I might actually have to send it in for repair.

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IceClimbers

IceClimbers

3. Posted:

MrWalkieTalkie wrote:

I actually have a similar problem! My left stick automatically controls to move down at times. It used to happen every now and then but lately it's been happening a lot. Getting worried I might actually have to send it in for repair.

Every Nintendo system has that problem. My Wii did that, my Gamecube did that, my Wii U does it. That's just something every Nintendo system seems to do at times.

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MrWalkieTalkie

MrWalkieTalkie

4. Posted:

Well I've never encountered this before on any Nintendo console.

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soccer_football

soccer_football

5. Posted:

IceClimbers wrote:

MrWalkieTalkie wrote:

I actually have a similar problem! My left stick automatically controls to move down at times. It used to happen every now and then but lately it's been happening a lot. Getting worried I might actually have to send it in for repair.

Every Nintendo system has that problem. My Wii did that, my Gamecube did that, my Wii U does it. That's just something every Nintendo system seems to do at times.

I've had the wii u for 2 weeks and its done that every day

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brewsky

brewsky

6. Posted:

Uh...guys? When you turn your systems on, you have to be sure you're not touching the control stick....otherwise it resets it's neutral position.

And I've never encountered this issue. Only when I have the control stick out of its center position when turning on a console.

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soccer_football

soccer_football

7. Posted:

brewsky wrote:

Uh...guys? When you turn your systems on, you have to be sure you're not touching the control stick....otherwise it resets it's neutral position.

And I've never encountered this issue. Only when I have the control stick out of its center position when turning on a console.

I tried that earlier and just now, and I didn't even touch it until everything was turned on and at the menu, and it still did not work

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brewsky

brewsky

8. Posted:

Try this. http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_...

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soccer_football

soccer_football

9. Posted:

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OMG! Thank you so much! I went on nintendo land and none of the problems occurred! Thank you so much!

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ogo79

ogo79

10. Posted:

soccer_football wrote:

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OMG! Thank you so much! I went on nintendo land and none of the problems occurred! Thank you so much!

heh, i just skimmed through this thread, i dont have this problem myself but it sounded sucky so i looked into it anyways and came back to this thread and seen youve just got proper help. good news because controller problems would suck.

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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brewsky

brewsky

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soccer_football wrote:

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OMG! Thank you so much! I went on nintendo land and none of the problems occurred! Thank you so much!

Wait...really? No way. You have to be pulling my leg.

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soccer_football

soccer_football

12. Posted:

brewsky wrote:

soccer_football wrote:

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OMG! Thank you so much! I went on nintendo land and none of the problems occurred! Thank you so much!

I'm serious! It didn't freak out or rapidly move when I went to choose my player at a mini game, it worked well! Thank you so much!

Wait...really? No way. You have to be pulling my leg.

Edited on by theblackdragon

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splatatatatatata

splatatatatatata

13. Posted:

I had a similar problem happen to me last week, but it was with my right analog stick; it was pointing the in-game camera toward down and to the left, in Splatoon. I tried the Recalibrate (ab+ and - buttons hold for 5 seconds) and the Re-Sync Gamepad methods, but both of those methods failed.

I called Nintendo when the recalibrate and re-sync methods failed, and they were of no help (even though I'm under warranty) and guess what their possible solutions were - Yep!, "recalibrate" or "re-sync". Since there was no resolution to the problem, they offered to email me a USPS mailing label (to print), and instructions for how to mail the broken gamepad to them, and they also asked if I'd want a white or black replacement gamepad if mine couldn't be fixed...

I decided to not send them anything because I found it hard to believe something broke in the gamepad after only 9 months of careful ownership; and not wanting a refurbished controller, so I ordered a cheap tri-wing screwdriver for $2.59 (plus $2 shipping) and OEM Analog Sticks with PCB Board (Left Right Set) for $6.99 (free shipping). I ordered from E-bay, locally, and the slowest item delivered to my mailbox in exactly 7 days from the order date.

After removing the gamepad's battery cover, the battery, and then 10 Y-shaped screws, and slowly opening and disconnecting a short & tiny cable, I was onto the right analog stick replacement project. It was easy to do: removed 5 or 6 small regular screws that held down a small-sized circuit board, and then moved it over to the right and out of my way, for access to the right analog stick module (which is available to replace after taking out 2 Y-shaped screws). And lastly, disconnected the analog stick's board from the main circuit board, putting it aside, and not tossing it out, since the replacements part didn't come with thumb pad(s) or board connector wires.

Now, the fun part: I got my replacement (Right) analog stick (w/ PCB Board) and fitted it with my non-working stick's thumb pad and also it's board connector wire, reconnected the stick module board to main board, screwed everything back together, and BOOM! Good to go! Booted up Splatoon, and everything worked perfectly.

I ordered 2 replacement parts because, say if my left analog stick breaks, then I'm covered. One other to mention is some annoying parts of the repair process, which were that the R button and the volume control rocker jumped out from the controller casing by accident. Putting them back was easy, but annoying, especially the volume control rocker.

Edited on by splatatatatatata

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Tasuki

Tasuki

14. Posted:

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