Drift on right joystick without visible fix
I’ve been trying to fix the drift on my Xbox One controller for a while, but nothing has seemed to work so far. Currently, the right joystick is consistently registering a left input while at center. This is a FULL left input, though, as I’ve gone into a game with this malfunction and it would make the camera in the game rotate left at full speed.
I have taken apart the controller already, and tried to replace the circular sensors that are held within the green portions of the joystick module on the motherboard. I’ve even turned on the controller with the sensors completely removed, and there is still a left input on the joystick.
I have a replacement module, but I’m unable to get the current one off since my soldering iron doesn’t seem to be hot enough to melt the contacts. Is it a lost cause? Should I just get a new controller?
UPDATE: I was able to replace the joystick module, but nothing had changed. There is still a full leftward input on the right joystick. The new module is working, as I’m able to see inputs from the joystick as I move it around, but only up, down, and press. So I’m guessing it has less to do with the actual module and something a bit deeper.
Is this a good question?