Okay ignoring the great debate above since thats beating a dead horse with a broken Hori EX 2.
I going to need some brainstorming, so I am going to crowdsource you guys for knowledge, ideas and suggestions.
I want to tackle a troubleshooting guide. Not just a checklist of stuff you need to check if X is not working, but how to get someone started on the road of learning actual troubleshooting for themselves.
We all know when someone goes and say My stick/controller not working halp?
And we go though out the following List.
If wired, is your controller Plugged in correctly?
If wireless, is the batteries charged or dead?
If wireless is the controller synched to the console?
Are you using a controller thats compatible with your system? You not believe how many people try to use a Xbox 360 wireless pad with a PS3.
For Xbox 360 USB cords, is the quick disconnect tail end is attached correctly.
Is the controller in the right port?
Is your system on?
Is the System getting Power?
Did you try another port?
Did you try another controller?
Did you try another system/ Console?
How do you store/wrap up your system cord?
Does the controller goes on/offf as you adjust the cable?
is the system cord/usb cord attached correctly to your controller PCB?
Did you test the cord with a multi-meter or continuity tester?
I also want the guide to have the basic theory of how a controller works. A basic checklist does nothing if you do not understand the basic inner workings of a controller.
A Cleaning Controller and pad guide with Photos and so on