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What is up with the quality control for ps4 controllers?

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- Fri, 04 Oct 2019 14:53:41 EST MehSHK3L No.743650
File: 1570215221716.jpg -(60234B / 58.82KB, 1244x700) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. What is up with the quality control for ps4 controllers?
As of this post I own 4 ps4 controllers, 2 of which are the newer model and 2 of the original model. Every single one of them has some issue with the joysticks from dead zones in both sticks, drifting on the right stick, the left stick stuttering when moving forward with the left stick, etc.

These things cost 55 bucks for new ones and after all the luck I've had, I can't imagine a cheap used one doesn't already have issues.

Is there some corporate backstory as to the factory conditions, or is it just a simple planned obsolesce to sell more controllers?
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Arthas Menethil - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:45:48 EST RUJp+C4w No.743651 Reply
>>743650
You're probably treating your controllers roughly, ive had mine for 3 years and no problems so far
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Kane - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:48:21 EST ds13wuku No.743652 Reply
>>743650
Not sure, but I've got one that I didn't use a while and now will no longer charge via USB or pair with my PC. Only got the fucking thing in order to have a solid PC controller and now that won't even work.
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Paperboy - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 16:07:19 EST INJgMOg/ No.743654 Reply
>>743650
I have 4, 2 new ones, 2 old ones.

All work flawlessly.

Ya'll nigga eat while you game or some shit? Use compressed air on them or something if you're an indoor smoker.
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Cyan - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 19:15:56 EST 7uex4QDh No.743662 Reply
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>>743650
I've had the same ps4 controller since I got my console over 2 years ago. It works like new. I dont even particularly take good care of it.

Do you eat chips while playing or something?

I spilled cranberry juice on a roommates wavebird once. That fucked it up pretty good. Always felt bad about that one.

Actually the only controllers I've ever had up and die on me was madcatz
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Sniper Wolf - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 19:29:33 EST 6rhi77bk No.743663 Reply
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>>743650
Everyone here is full of shit.

Take it apart and spray deoxit in the sticks. If it works it was grime. If it doesn't work it was wear and you have my permission to blame Sony.
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Kraid - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 20:56:38 EST ad/EhG4w No.743667 Reply
Sony Hate Guy, where you been homie?
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honk - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 21:03:49 EST hRfsG87y No.743669 Reply
>>743650
>>743651
>>743654
>>743663
>>743662
I had a controller that kept waking up the console randomly after less than a year of fairly light use. It seems like their QC was wildly inconsistent at least for a specific time range. I treat my hardware pretty well, don't throw tantrums, don't smoke, have hepa filters, etc

Also the battery life fucking sucks compared to even the DS3. I think I'm done with buying PS4 hardware.
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Cammy - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 22:24:16 EST B5F0zSl4 No.743675 Reply
>>743669
Switch Joycons apparently have an issue where they drift because Nintendo used steel brushes inside and it just obliterates the carbon traces several times as fast as copper.
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Marshall Law - Sat, 05 Oct 2019 11:01:58 EST A0EiJyuw No.743691 Reply
>>743675
yeah, more often than not though you can clean em up with an earstick and some iso
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Nick Havoc Parker - Sun, 06 Oct 2019 07:26:17 EST hPVN04rV No.743714 Reply
Controllers can fuck up even if you take good care of them and keep them clean. I had one start to have double input problems on the d-pad after playing a music game regularly for some time. That was just normal use, nothing odd or extreme and I don't eat when playing. I imagine there is some luck involved in the quality of how each controller is made, so that issues can occur even from normal conditions. It sucks but the controller is also really comfortable.
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honk - Sun, 06 Oct 2019 22:29:31 EST hRfsG87y No.743754 Reply
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>>743733
Thanks for the vid, that makes sense. I'm an idiot and thought that they used brushes to clean the components during manufacturing which made no sense to me.

Pic related. Steel component in the joy stick mechanism is rubbing away the softer materials that it makes contact with over time.

I'm clearly not an engineer, but this seems like such a dumb oversight especially considering that Nintendo has a pretty damn good track record with hardware quality and qc in general. Someone's gonna commit sudoku over this, unfortunately. I'm calling it right now.
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Chell - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 03:26:04 EST +FEWF/1n No.743774 Reply
>>743754
My guess is they outsourced production or design of some components to some shitty country like India or China, and some suit in Japan gave the A-OK because it saved the company money.
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Blade & Striker - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 04:38:08 EST aP8l+onL No.743780 Reply
>>743774
In last 30 years probably the 90% of products are being made in china.
That's not the problem, since my PS2 that I bought back in 2003 is still working up till this day, and it's a product ''Made in China''.
It's just back in a day, they used to put an effort into making products and video games.
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Slippy Toad - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:54:53 EST yN6JilKZ No.743801 Reply
>>743650

Both Sticks to 12:00 (forward and look up in FPS nomenclature)
Rotate left stick counterclockwise 360 to 12:00
At the same time rotate right stick clock wise 360 to 12:00

Drop the sticks to middle position

This motion should look like an infinity symbol or rubbing tits.
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honk - Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:58:14 EST hRfsG87y No.744203 Reply
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Was just watching James and Mike playing MK11 and Mike brought up an issue with his controller lol. Doing even a cursory search brings up a ton of people having issues with PS4 controllers.

Yeah there was definitely a batch of PS4 controllers that were genuinely ass.
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Four - Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:44:08 EST seocXXg7 No.744214 Reply
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>>744206
Launcher controllers are fine. Recently bought a 20th anniversary PS4 controller and it didnt last me six months before it started drifting. I do think it fixed it self though, not sure what happened but one day it stopped. I was pretty harsh with it, started punching it and hitting it with my knee so maybe you should try it.
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Pac-Man - Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:35:01 EST EJ3hSTEg No.744218 Reply
>>744217

It’s saying “this code doesn’t look like one of ours” ;(

Your designated number would be your name right, or am I retarded
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Four - Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:45:36 EST IUBqoHdk No.744219 Reply
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>>744218
My bad, there is a 1 right at the beginning that i missed when i copied the code.
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Elexis Sinclair - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:39:37 EST JUlkbWT0 No.744285 Reply
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>>743801
>Both Sticks to 12:00 (forward and look up in FPS nomenclature)
>forward and look up in FPS nomenclature
>12:00 = look up in FPS
>PRESSING UP TO LOOK UP IN AN FPS

SUB

FUCKING

HUMAN
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Mr. Game & Watch - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:41:41 EST 2bhmEXnU No.744288 Reply
>>744285
Now, look here Elexis.

Are you a fucking plane?

fucking
disgusting

In all seriousness, it feels way more comfy to just push the stick in the direction of whatever I'm trying to aim at, gtfo with your legacy southpaw whatever
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Dr. Eggman - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:01:28 EST oHjQfq8C No.744290 Reply
>>743651
This. You're supposed to use them with your hands, OP. Stop shoving them up your ass.
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Cranky Kong - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:22:41 EST nYHkKwCm No.744292 Reply
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>>744291
No, you tilt the stick back the same way you'd be tilting your head back to look up.
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Raphael Sorel - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:33:19 EST 6TM2a1y7 No.744300 Reply
>>744292

To walk forward you push the stick back, the same way you’d be pushing off behind you with your back leg to walk.
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Four - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 22:32:09 EST z+8qOgkR No.744301 Reply
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>Press C to Crouch

For some reason, it feels good.
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Earthworm Jim - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:01:56 EST 9ABzZqnL No.744303 Reply
>>744300
I've only ever seen that system done in Walking Simulator 2019 and even then, you have to flick the stick for every step you take. That's not a common nor an intuitive control scheme.
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Wander - Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:06:02 EST noL7S+Qv No.744344 Reply
>>744303

he is being sarcastic, in order to illustrate how dumb it is to push up to look down
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Raziel - Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:13:38 EST INJgMOg/ No.744348 Reply
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>>744347
So you need an absurd graphic to justify your absurd habits?

Nah dawg, up is up down is down, if you disagree you're Korean
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Bowser - Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:23:47 EST RJ+z6ASz No.744351 Reply
>>744348
Are you controlling a device in your hands that alters the view on the tv in front of you, or are you controlling the guy inside the tv

It's not our fault you're a smooth brain who can't get immersed and needs inferior control schemes, but there's a reason almost every game on earth does it the other way
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Kamek - Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:53:42 EST nqoNDEIz No.744353 Reply
>>744348
You might be interested to know that it's much MUCH more common to invert stick input than to invert mouse input.

Because the mouse is moving up and down on a flat plane, the stick is moving about a pivot-point.
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Big Daddy - Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:10:22 EST bDVEN8IP No.744354 Reply
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I have the dead zone and stuttering issue myself, despite being super careful with them. I believe the issue lies not so much with the quality of the controllers themselves, but with how hard you press on the stick while moving. See, I have enormous powerful hands, so the neutral force I apply seems to be too much as I've worn obvious grooves where the middle of the stick presses against the casing. This is problematic, as when this happens for too long, the material of the stick is worn down into a fine white powder which, as I play, is slowly worked lower and lower into the depths of the stick and thus also the sensors. Being a mongoloid, I'm unable to take apart my controllers because I can't get the little tabs connecting the two halves of the shell to come apart without breaking and making the controller noticeably shittier.

If I was slightly more dexterous, I would be able to pop the shell off, disconnect the mother board from a few cables, lift out the motherboard, disconnect another cable, lift out the sticks after unsnapping some more housing for them, and use a little rubbing alcohol and some compressed air to clean off my gummed up sensors. Presumably, this would fix them, but as I mentioned before I have a bad case of stupid fingers.

Sorry about the run on sentences and very probably incorrect information, I'm quite high.
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Matt Baker - Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:21:34 EST zVWb7L54 No.744358 Reply
I was trying to figure out which way feels more intuitive and then I realized that you're all talking about controlling a first person view with thumb sticks, which is inherently fucking retarded. You are all wrong.
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Wander - Sat, 19 Oct 2019 02:38:21 EST j75OC4Vb No.744365 Reply
>>744348
Could be worse, could invert turning controls.

Also, my thumbstick squeaks, but that's it.
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Four - Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:16:49 EST z+8qOgkR No.744375 Reply
Why does the PS3 controller last a gajillion hours but the PS4 dies In five?
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Ebisumaru - Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:57:51 EST tXpxDRmB No.744376 Reply
>>744375
the light that can't be turned off is the main culprit i think
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Four - Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:50:25 EST z+8qOgkR No.744378 Reply
>>744376
What's the point of that light anyways?

You know I've been playing for the past six hours with the ps3 controller and god I love this thing. The weight is all in the centre which I prefer. The grip doesn't force you hands into a specific position but it's not small enough to make you uncomfortable. Its smaller than the PS4 controller but I think it's more comfy having my arms and hand closer to each other. And it really can take a beating and battery lasts forever. It's been a while since I messed around with a PS1 or PS2 controller but I think this is my favourite controller of the Sony consoles.
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Funky Kong - Sat, 19 Oct 2019 23:57:47 EST j75OC4Vb No.744398 Reply
>>744378
Ps2 vibration feature was so strong it caused nerve damage.

I miss those controllers.
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Funky Kong - Sun, 20 Oct 2019 04:10:49 EST j75OC4Vb No.744414 Reply
>>744403
When your hands go numb from being shot at once, you learn not to get shot.
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Four - Sun, 27 Oct 2019 16:36:05 EST 7/wT3seY No.744769 Reply
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>>744692
No one did it better than Tearaway, not even close. That final boss where you fight your own controller was pure genius.

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