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How to Fix Stick Drift Xbox One: Here are the tips in Fixing the drift issues in your Xbox One controller!

How to fix stick drift in Xbox One is one of the most asked questions for the gamers and for gamers, accuracy is always the most important factor when your choosing an effective controller drift issues may lead to an unpleasant gaming experience so, continue to read the article to know more about how to fix stick drift in Xbox One.  

by Manuel Joshua | Updated Sep 13, 2021 12:22 PM

How to Fix Stick Drift Xbox One: Here are the tips in Fixing the drift issues in your Xbox One controller!
Source: technobezz

What is an Xbox One Controller Joystick Drift?

Xbox Controller joystick drift is basically when an analog stick from the console moves without any input from the user and responds to its own. You don’t have to have the experience to be a gamer to understand the drift in a controller which can sink a player’s hopes for an engaging round of plays.

This problem as in the majority of cases can only be fixed by physically taking apart the controller; changing the settings in-game cant address the issue.

How do I fix my Xbox controller drift without opening it?

Most stick drift issues in new controllers occur because of dust particles inside the analog stick.

  • Air blowing inside the joystick can make the situation even worse as it can push more dust bits inside it. The only best way to fix the stick drift is by applying some Isopropyl Alcohol on the stick.

  • Isopropyl alcohol is also known for its cleaning capacity so don’t worry it will clean the dust on your stick.

  • Now take few drops of alcohol and rotate the joystick. Make sure it spreads perfectly and then blow the joystick. This will remove the dust and allow the stick to move easily. Dust pushes the stick which causes unwanted movements.

  • Do this and see if it fixes your stick drift. If it doesn’t then that’s because the thing responsible for the movement register is either dirty or faulty.

How To Fix Stick Drift On Xbox Controllers (opening the controller)?

  • Unscrew the 5 screws on the controller. The first one is behind the middle of the sticker. The balance 4 are behind the detachable plastic panels on each side.

  • Remove the front panel after unscrewing and pull out the rubber sticks.

  • Hold the inner sides of the controller towards the left. place the Thumb on the motor because it may be loose and you won’t want to risk it falling off. Pull it out this will separate this part from the back panel.

  • tape the motors so that they don’t move so because the motors are very heavy and the wire connected to them is very thin.

  • Now turn the controller and now you will see a green colour circuit board. we have to remove the top circuit board to clean the potentiometer.

  •  Unscrew those two screws at the back of the motors. the one on the left and also the one on to the right.

  •  After the unscrewing process, pull out the circuit board and do it slowly because there are few wires connecting the board and motor.

  • Now cleaning or removing the potentiometer is a tedious task if you can solder the wires back then do it because it will make your work easier else just follow the next steps.

  • Very carefully pull and flip the board be careful of the wires and other stuff. If you did it properly then you will see two boxes with green flaps and a smile on your face.

  •  Open the flaps. Note that the flaps might be hard to open so apply the force needed but not too much. Pull the potentiometer out gently and keep it aside.

  •  After pulling the potentiometer clean the insides of the green flaps and also clean the potentiometer with alcohol if you don’t want to replace it. Let it dry and put it back on

  •  Be careful with the potentiometer. watch the video on time stamp 5:36 for visual representation.

  • Now reverse the steps flip the board > screw the two screws behind the motors > Put the rubber analog sticks back > front panel > screw the 5 screws back

NOTE: They also may not work and could cause further problems taking apart and also repairing this controller will require a certain level of electronics knowledge on -how and the tools to do.

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How To Fix Stick Drift Xbox One - FAQs

1. What is Xbox One?

Xbox is one of the gaming consoles introduced by Microsoft gaming

2. What is the most easiest way to fix drift in joystick?

no , there is no easier way to fix the joystick

3. What are the series in XBOX ?
  • Original Xbox (2001 – 2009)
  • Xbox 360 (2005 – 2016)
  • Xbox 360 S (2010 – 2016)
  • Xbox 360 E (2013 – 2016)
  • Xbox One (2013 – 2016)
  • Xbox One S (2016 – Present)
  • Xbox One X (2017 – 2020)
  • Xbox Series X (2020 – Present)
4. What is the rate of XBOX ONE ?
Product Name Price in India
Microsoft Xbox One S (White) ₹ 21,490
Microsoft Xbox One S (Black) ₹ 21,990
Microsoft Xbox One S (White, 1TB) ₹ 21,990
5. When was xbox introduced ?  

15 Nov 2001