Can I swap a cable from an official S controller and a Duke. I can solder so was thinking I could open my Duke as the lead is snagged - still working perfectly. I was planning on cutting the wire just inside both controllers and then soldering the non frayed wires from the 'S' to the Duke. Has anyone tried this? Should I just leave well enough alone? Thanks
I repaired a black Controller S just replacing the worn joysticks with alternatives which have worked well. The controller had joystick centering issues which those replacements pretty much eliminated.
The controller has been used quite a lot over the two months since the repairs without any problems and then last night (BTW still very hot ambient temperatures 85+F) the controller started acting up. At first I thought it was a game glitch or a corrupt game save file but after being returned to the pause menu multiple times or just freezing with no controller response it started to tell me to reattach the controller to port 1.
A replacement Controller S worked fine as far as I tested it so I do not think it is a controller port problem.
I've had a similar thing with a used MS XB360 wired controller which was faulty. It would work fine then suddenly report the same thing or getting no signal despite the fact it was a wired controller. My suspicion was the cable had been run over by a vacuum cleaner or something similar as there was clear physical damage and exposed wires I'd wrapped in insulating tape. But I guess it was also stretched to the point one or more of the wires was part broken.
However with this OG Xbox and Controller S its unlikely to be anything like that. The cable is always used with plenty of slack and has never knowingly been stretched or damaged. There's no evidence of that at all - the cable looks good.
So what could cause this behaviour with a Controller S? Any ideas?
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