Gary_b wrote:i think that you are confusing the D-pad with the analog stick. the D-pad is the up, down, left and right directional pad. the analog stick is just as it sounds, its a joystick.
Coligion wrote:The Dreamcast has a small ball that allows the d-pad to pivot on.
Coligion wrote:The d-pad was loose prior to me taking it apart; I wouldn't have bothered otherwise. However, after taking apart the loose d-pad controller, I decided to take apart a "good" d-pad and see if I could get it back together correctly. Sure enough, it returned to normal stiffness. I've tried a dozen times or so to reassemble the loose d-pad to no avail. I will keep tinkering with it, but it seems like something else is causing the looseness other than the reassembly of the parts.
One other thing I tried was swapping the loose d-pad onto a different controller to see if the same problem persisted. It did, in fact, exhibit the same looseness, so I am fairly convinced something is wrong with either the top, plastic d-pad, or the small ball it pivots on (wearing of plastic, etc).
I know buying another controller is an option, but if my current one could be fixed, I'd much rather do it that way.
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