Today I will show you how to fix sticky buttons on your dual Sense or PlayStation 5 controllers.
So first things first you’re only going to need two things for this method. The first is a Q-tip and the second is some 91% isopropyl or rubbing alcohol. So you’re just going to want to set your controller down and grab your rubbing alcohol. Now you’re going to want to dip that Q-tip into the rubbing alcohol and then you’re going to want to take the Q-tip with the rubbing alcohol on it and rub it around the button that’s sticking. After you’re finished you’re going to want to push the button about 50 times.
After that, your button should be pressed just normally like all the others. If you find that your button is still sticky after this method then repeat the process. If your controller button does stop sticking but then starts sticking in a few hours or days you can repeat the process.
But if your button does not stop sticking you might have an issue with the conductive rubber pad underneath the button which might require the controller to be disassembled in order to fix which I wouldn’t recommend. Unless you have the proper know-how this method works on the four face buttons the d-pad the menu button the share button the PlayStation button and the microphone mute button.
This method does not work on the sticks bumpers triggers or trackpad button. If this blog helped you out feel free to share the blog. While you’re here feel free to check out some of my other blogs.
FAQs – How to Fix Sticky/Stuck PS5 Controller Buttons
Q1: What do I need to fix the sticky PS5 controller buttons?
A1: You will need a Q-tip and 91% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) for this method.
Q2: Which buttons can be fixed using this method?
A2: This method is effective for fixing the four face buttons, the d-pad, the menu button, the share button, the PlayStation button, and the microphone mute button. It does not work on the sticks, bumpers, triggers, or trackpad button.
Q3: How do I begin the process of fixing sticky buttons?
A3: Dip the Q-tip into the rubbing alcohol and gently rub it around the button that’s sticking on the PS5 controller.
Q4: What should I do after rubbing the button with alcohol?
A4: After rubbing, press the button around 50 times to help distribute the alcohol and loosen any residue causing stickiness.
Q5: What if the button is still sticky after the initial attempt?
A5: If the button remains sticky, you can repeat the process. If the problem persists, you might have an issue with the conductive rubber pad beneath the button.