A white one that came with my son's console he didn't like the white, so we swapped and an Elite controller. Cut roughly half circle shapes out of the rubber band's sides being careful not to cut too close to the punched hole so it looks like the picture below. I will be doing it to all my current and future controllers. Unfortunately through the hub I've not been able to get it to auto-authenticate after a restart. The drift usually stops after a few seconds or when I point the stick in a different direction. Do this for a good minute or two on each.
If the problem is network based, such as incompatible internet speeds or hardware, you can also check out our guide on How to Fix a Slow Internet Connection for Gaming. The drift is not something that concerns the analog module attached to the controller board, rather its the analog stick itself that does not fit properly on the pin from the module. In the meantime, I was using my white controller, everything was working okay. Has this been addressed by Xbox yet? And unless you have warranty on it which you probably don't by now your best bet is to buy a new one. This would create an X pattern with the rubber bands lapping over each other on either side of the stick.
Clip off the nubs, solder the new one in place and the controller works again. There are all kinds of novel solutions, like super gluing elastic bands to the inside to counter the drift and hitting them straight down with a hammer. Last night, I decided to get to the bottom of this issue. You can't just be pissed at Microsoft. This can be bought from for pretty cheap, and it comes in pretty handy for generally taking care of other electronics, such as cleaning our dusty vents or blasting out trapped debris. In your case, the neutral spot of the stick is still receiving input from on of the sides. Basically, you can adjust the centre position of the stick with a bit of fiddling with a screwdriver.
And yep, I had updated it recently. Bevel the end of an aluminum or plastic tube to a sharp cutting edge. I get it occasionally on my left thumbstick, and I fix it by prizing off the plastic piece on side of the controller grip, exposing the space between the circuit board and the shell, and blasting some canned air at the mechanism to clean it. The left trigger started to resist as you begin to push down on it. While hats off to the author for this. It allows you to use most controllers with the xbox one and other consoles. You can feel it even when you barely touch it.
I use them all the time. Non of them hold 0 and the d pads are terrible. Find a friend that knows how to desolder and solder. This makes them no longer able to center themselves resulting in controller drift. If this does not work, just visit the place it was purchased and kindly ask them for a fully functioning controller in return for a defective one. You will of course void any warranty, and could damage the controller even more, but it works. Just open up the controller and take off the thumbsticks.
Anyway, thanks for the info GregorJ1. I wrote a blog about how they should construct controllers. Solution 3: Buy a used controller. Has anyone else experienced this? I had the same issue with two different controllers since the Xbox One launched in 2013. I still use my 360 controller I got the year it came out. Then 4 months later, the new one drifted. Hope you understand everything, because my english isn´t very, well.
Do it several times and getting that alcohol in there. I did this repair in February after I went through 6 controllers in 2 weeks. Over time and with use, the sticks idle position will drift out of the dead zone, an indicator of this is if it seems loose and moves easily, and will seem to move position on it's own because the hardware detects the stick is out of the dead zone. Without taking part the controller I pulled both sticks out, not out of the controller but they seem to get stuck a little bit. Work the joysticks around to see if they center any better. And that was part of my reasoning when I paid 3 times the cost of a normal controller for it. Also this repair can be done form the top so you don't have to take the whole circuit board out.
Pry up the corners of the rubber bands with your knife and reglue if any readjusting is needed. I sent it away to have the right thumbstick replaced. Still having 0 problems with it even after 5 months. My Elite controller is now about 6 months old and having the same drift issue. Keep doing it if you can get away with it! I've done it twice now. Cut a length of rubber band to the width of the joy module case. While fixing these issues are possible, they are much harder to diagnose and fix, and require additional tools and expertise.