Why does my left analog stick stop working?
I use my PowerA Fusion controller for gaming on my Windows 10 PC. While I am playing the left analog stick will often stop registering for a split second, and then work again. I mostly only use it in GTA V for driving, and while I am turning, the car will suddenly stop turning and then continue turning again. It happens so briefly that it really doesn't even cause me to crash unless I am racing. Just driving around the city it is more of an annoyance. But when you are going 200 mph, every millisecond counts. At first, I thought maybe it was just an issue with the drivers, but when I plug in my old Xbox 360 controller, it doesn't do that. A friend suggested that maybe something in the left analog stick is shorting out. Any help would be appreciated. I just got my ifixit pro tech toolkit, so this should make a fairly simple first project. I'm not certified, but I have taken apart and fixed basically every video game system and controller I have ever owned, starting with repairing my Atari 2600 when I was 5 or 6 years old. But this issue is something that is new to me, and that controller was expensive. It sounds kinda silly, but I don't want to break it, even though it is basically already broken...
Edit: It doesn't stop working, it only registers as being pushed a small amount. And it only happens when I'm pushing left. This video shows what is happening.
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