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I break a DS every month or so


Standard Member
I only play hockey on the PS3. I have gone through six new wireless DS since April. What happens is that the right stick's springs get broken. I do not hit is with a hammer, just my thumb.

I am seeking an advice:

1) Is it repairable?
2) Is there a sturdier alternative?
3) Should I just give up playing :)

It is rather costly this way.



Established Member
I think you're doing something wrong here - you must really push hard on the sticks? Can't you just lighten up a bit when playing?


Established Member
Its interesting - I'm guessing you're not a dainty little flower like me... but I think other people have similar issues, its strange how a special "tough" controller hasnt been released by a third party yet, gap in the market there. Sorry I dont have any solutions for you, it must get expensive!


Standard Member
Well, I have two grandsons with whom I play and they do not take it well when the controllers are broken. I stopped buying because the grandma was getting a little upset. So the new pair sits there ready for play when the boys show up and I do not touch it (which is a big effort on my part).

Dave H

Prominent Member
I have killed three controllers my self playing call of duty.
The R3 button wears and goes lose so you end up knifing all the time.
They are poor quality for what they cost.

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