It has come to my attention that a few users have had difficulty with sticking buttons on the Access Controller, or buttons that are hard to press. This will be address in future runs/shipments of the product.
In the meantime I have come up with a workaround that can greatly improve the “pushability” of the buttons and requires only an screwdriver and X-Acto knife. Click below for instructions.
Thanks to everyone who’s bought on thus far, and be sure to spread the word!
The issue seems to affect the main trigger buttons, shoulder buttons (R1,R2,L1,L2) and also D-pad. The fix is the same for all, so let’s get started.
First take apart any trouble modules using a small Phillips screwdriver. The insides will appear as above. Be sure not to lose the 4 small screws, and take note of how it came apart for when you put it back together!
What we need to do is cut some notches in the rubber contact domes that actuate each button. This will soften them up quite a bit and make them much easier to press.
- Using an X-Acto knife, cut 4 slices on the sloped sides of the dome in a “+” pattern.
- Do nut cut into the flange around the edges or the middle of the dome.
- Be sure to cut the 4 slices evenly and straight to each other, so the dome compresses as it should.
- Repeat for any domes/buttons that seem hard to press.
- In addition to slices its button domes, you can loosen up the D-pad by shaving off some of the inside opening with an X-Acto knife.
- Be sure the knife is sharp (so it cuts well and safely) and make the cut depth/material removed even around the circle.
- You don’t need to remove a whole lot, but a bit of a shave will help.
When putting modules back together, be sure to install the circuit board with the text facing right-side up facing you.
Also when putting the back plate back on, be sure the large groove is on the right-hand side so the module will key back into the main unit correctly.
You can hook the RF dongle/adapter up to a PC and goto Game Controllers – Properties to test the buttons out as you work on them.
OK that’s pretty much it. Hopefully this guide helps those who are having issues, thanks again for your patience!