PS3 Brawlstick - start button not working


#1

I’m potentially getting a Brawlstick from someone as a backup PS3 stick and I was just wondering if the start button not working was a common problem. I don’t know much more about it than the owner telling me it doesn’t work. Are the PCBs in these known to have some problems? I figure it might be an easy fix but wanted to check to see if anyone had a bit more experience with these. Thanks.


#2

It’s unlikely to be the motherboard. The main suspects are:

  1. Rubber pad behind the button needs replacing, but pressing it very firmly might activate it
  2. Loose or damaged wire connection. Check it thoroughly.

#3

Or the lock switch is on. It only disables home and start on the brawlstick. Doesn’t affect select like it does on the te-s and newer sticks.