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tonyo_d

Hey everybody. First post here!
I'm experiencing a very weird behaviour from my wii u pro controller. I've been searching all over the Internet, and I can't find anybody who has the same problem as me.
The left thumb stick of my wii u pro controller works just fine. The x-axis of the right thumb stick works just fine. But the Y axis of the right thumb stick inputs as BOTH thumb sticks!!!
At first I thought that it was a matter of preferences in the wii u... some kind of remapping but no! I paired it to my raspberry pi and tested it with jstest-gtk and it does the same thing. So the "problem" is obviously with the controller itself.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xyc1uYKdoEXZ2Mi96

My question is: Is there a way to reset the controller to its factory settings? I've tried to remove the battery for a whole day, it did nothing. I tried to recalibrate by holding A B + - for at least 3 seconds, it did nothing. I pressed the reset button for almost a minute, it did nothing... Quite frankly, I don't know what else to try.
Anybody has an idea?

Thank you

tonyo_d

WoomyNNYes

@tonyo_d I've noticed Spawn Wave on youtube seems to easily understand stuff like that, and he's said he used to repair consoles, I think, for gamestop? So, I wonder if you have a retro console repair place around you that you could call or consult?

Nintendo of America appears to still repair Wii U stuff, but post pandemic, their turnaround isn't as quick as it use to be - disregard if you had already considered this route. https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a...

But yeah, you're scenario is a head-scratcher for me.

edit: Once the pandemic is more under control I'm going to estarland in Virginia to have them repair my gamecube (if they can). They're a retro game store that repairs consoles, and more recently repairs phones now, too. I've tried calling them, but never got through to a person for repair. I've been to the store pre-pandemic though.

Edited on by WoomyNNYes

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tonyo_d

@WoomyNNYes Thanks for the reply!
I may be mistaken, but it looks like a software issue to me. Like something corrupted in the controller's firmware??? I wonder if there's a way to reset it...

tonyo_d

sobersu

I bought used wiiu pro and same problem Y axis of the right thumb stick inputs as both thumb sticks.
Can't find solution

sobersu

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