Thumbstick wobble Fix

Materials needed

  • Phillips size 100 driver
  • Plastic pry tool
  • Small wire snips or scissors
  • Plumbers tape


  • This shouldn’t void your warranty. You can contact customer service for better clarification based on your country, laws, and what’s allowed.
  • The Red “warranty void” sticker on the battery and heat pipe does not void your warranty provided you do not damage anything inside of the device and restore it to a factory original condition before the RMA
  • Be extremely careful when removing the back panel screws, and daughterboard screws as they can strip!


  • Remove back panel
  • Remove ribbon cables from each daughter board
  • Remove screws from each daughter board
  • Unplug the haptics wires from the main board.
  • Gently remove the Left and Right stick PCB
  • Wrap joystick stem with a few wraps of tape until it look similar to this picture.
  • Repeat for both sides
  • Reinstall thumbstick cap and ensure that theres no play in it.
  • Reinstall left and right daughter board back into the shell.
  • Plug back in the haptics wires.
  • Screw PCB’s back in.
  • Afix ribbon cables back.
  • Plug the battery back in.
  • Close the shell all the way (so the light sensor isn’t tripped),
  • Plug in the OEM charger, press and hold the power button, and release once the screen is on.
  • Once on the Republic Of Gamers screen you must wait around 180 seconds for it to boot
  • Test inputs with Gamepad tester to make sure everything is working correctly
  • Screw case back together if everything is working correctly
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