Have you suffered PlayStation 5 DualSense controller operation? A new teardown may have revealed why this situation continues to occur.
A new video from iFixit-an old channel that has stood out technically for years and researched how it works-shows the PlayStation 5 DualSense teardown, revealing why the new pad is destined to solve the drift problem.
iFixit claims that PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox controllers have a “long history of predictable and preventable problems” thanks to the spare joystick hardware in their handles.
According to the video below, the DualShock 4, Xbox One and Xbox One Elite controllers “can easily exceed their service life in over 400 hours of gaming time.”
As any dedicated gamer will tell you, this is not a long time for a gamepad that can get you back $69.99/£59.99.
iFixit delved into the information sheet of the joystick parts manufacturer (a company called ALPS), which pointed out that the expected life performance of the joystick will last approximately 2,000,000 cycles, while the “click” of the joystick can only last 500,000 Cycles.
This is because the potentiometer (a three-terminal resistor with sliding or rotating contacts that allows the joystick to move freely) will wear out due to repeated use, and will begin to stretch and stretch due to continuous use of the spring-loaded mechanism that centers the joystick. Deformed.
Through iFixit’s analysis of the standard Call of Duty: Warzone game, this means that you will get 417 hours of play time before performance begins to decline.
As VGC pointed out, “If PS5 players use the console for two hours a day, technically, they will exceed the expected lifespan of their controllers within 7 months.”
So, what should you do if your cushion starts to show obvious signs of drifting? Check out the video embedded above-it provides clear and accurate instructions on how to repair and keep it working properly.
iFixit concludes: “After conducting this research, it is strange to us that the joystick manufacturer does not consider the joystick to be a consumable item, but to design it to be easy to replace. “No equipment can perform a limited number of operations, especially those that live by so much pollution and suffer so much abuse, and can never maintain perfect performance.”
In various countries around the world, class-action lawsuits against Sony and Nintendo are ongoing, involving “important, serious and hidden defects” in response to the problem of controller drift.
Our own Alex Donaldson also pointed out that although the modern controller is one of the best controllers he has used, the battery life of this mat is not what you expect.