Ever since I first purchased a round one TE in 2009, both of those buttons would randomly stop working. It could happen within the first few minutes of playing, or it could happen hours later; sometimes not at all. The problem is that it was so completely random and I could never pinpoint the problem. But it was always both of these buttons. Simply unplugging the controller and then plugging it back in would always fix it. I’ve opened up the stick to check the terminals and have even added different wiring, but that never fixed the issue. This has not been too much of a problem over the years, but I’m about to get more serious with competitive play outside of the home and can’t have this happening all of the time.
Any idea what would be causing this? If I need to, I’ll just buy another stick, but it would be a rather shitty option since almost everything else inside my current stick was replaced and is essentially new as it is.