Hello guys. I purchased a Hori EX 2 just in time for Christmas. While I heard reports of the buttons not working after a while for some, overall the reviews were solid so I gave a shot.
Boy, I think I regret that.
Here’s a pic of the stick for those unfamiliar.
As soon as a month after I got the controller, the X button(blue) began acting up. When I’d press the button once, it’d act as if I pressed it twice. When I played Soul Calibur 4 this basically meant if I tried to do B by itself with a character, if they had a BB combo they would do that instead. With a frustrated pound to the button, it began to work better. Everyone now and then this would happen again and I had to hit the button hard again.
Now, I am having a similar problem with my LT button. When playing SF4 I find that the button simply does not register my attack when I press the button. I sometimes have to press it really hard or really soft. It’s random. It’s frustrating. With a pound of my fist I can sometimes get it work, but I know this isn’t going to help me in the long run.
To make a long story short, I reallllllllllllllly REALLY don’t want to buy another stick. I know the Hori EX2 isn’t the best stick around, but when it was working well it did everything I wanted it to do. I don’t want to shell out 80 to 250 dollars to get another stick. Is there anything I can do the salvage this stick? I have a screwdriver, so with some help perhaps I can unscrew it and figure out what’s going on internally.
Thanks for reading. I really hope someone can help.