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The Xbox 7MN-0001 Wireless Controller, was manufactured by Microsoft Corporation. It is the first generation Xbox One controller released, but has since been discontinued. This controller has since been superseded by Models 1697/1698 and Model 1708. While this controller is commonly used with the Xbox One, it can also be used for PC gaming.

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Why is my right thumbstick drifting out of position?

I’ve seen many questions about how to fix a joystick that is stuck in position, but that doesn’t apply to my controller. What happens is if I’m playing Call of Duty (or any game for that matter) I start to look upwards even when I am not making contact with the joystick. At first I thought that maybe it was getting stuck while pushed forwards, but then it started to happen for no reason. Then I decided to test something, I tested how far forward I would have to push the joystick to make me look up at that speed, then I waited for the joystick to malfunction, then I saw that my joystick was in the proper centred position: nowhere near how far forward it would have had to be if this was an issue of it being stuck/sticky. Does anyone know if I can fix this, or is this just a sign that it is time for a new controller?

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That’s how these cheap things are expected to do when worn, the measurement drifts.

Replace the joystick mechanism.

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Is it less expensive to replace the joystick mechanism, or just get a new controller? I also have had the controller for almost 6 years, and I have used it extensively, so there was bound to be some problem with it eventually.


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