Introduction

Use this repair guide to clean sticky buttons.

Tools

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Use a slightly damp toothbrush to scrape in between the desired sticky buttons.

  • Make sure toothbrush is not to the point of dripping water when scraping.

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  • Dry with a cloth after the sticky residue is removed.

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Adam

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I just used this method to clean sticky buttons on a wireless Xbox 360 controller. The Back, Xbox Guide, Start, X, Y, B, and A buttons were all sticky and unresponsive.

I removed the battery pack and followed the steps, and it worked like a charm. All of the buttons work just fine now except for the Xbox Guide button, which isn't really a big deal anyway.

This method works great. Thanks for making this guide, Adam.

Jeff Laxson - Reply

Wow. I thought I was going to have to buy a new Wii U Pro Controller, but this fixed my sticky B button. So simple. Thanks for saving me $50, friend.

Trevor Babcock - Reply

my d-pad needs cleaning, help?

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