Made a mistake at a flea market and bought a broken DualShock 3 controller thinking it worked fine. I blame grogginess. Anyway, I want to know if it is possible to repair the existing analog stick mechanics without desoldering the mechanism itself and replacing it with a new one. Here's what's wrong: The left analog stick tends to get stuck in the up position. On top of that, the L3 click will not engage when pressing down on the analog stick itself, but will if I press the button directly (it's the little microswitch to the left of the left analog stick). Judging by the underside of the analog nub, serious abuse of up and left took place. I tried taking a Q-Tip of rubbing alcohol into all of the crevices in the analog stick mechanism to see if it were dust, but that does not appear to have worked. I'm not too good with soldering, so I'd like to avoid that option if at all possible.