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    Default Genesis 3 controller port problem

    I have a fully functioning Gen3 console, but the left controller port believes that the controller is constantly pulling to the left on the D-pad. I've tried the same controller on a fully functioning Gen3 with no issue, so I know it's the console.

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    I've found the genny 3 seems to have weird issues with the 6 button controllers. make sure you are using 3 buttons only...
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    I find this funny, since wasn't the Genesis 3 pack-in controller a 6-button one?

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    It was, however this one has issues with both 3 and 6 button controllers... any clue as to what might cause it?

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    Has it always been that way since you got it or did it just recently come up? I would speculate something is crossed or there is a stray blob of solder that is making contact (with something it shouldn't) since it was manufactured. Majesco wasn't exactly the bastion of quality control.

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    Try holding the D-pad to the right when you start up a game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bratwurst
    Has it always been that way since you got it or did it just recently come up? I would speculate something is crossed or there is a stray blob of solder that is making contact (with something it shouldn't) since it was manufactured. Majesco wasn't exactly the bastion of quality control.
    I'll check this, trying the "Holding the pad right" idea doesn't work, but this was an attempted trade in that was turned down so he just left it. I figured if I can fix, it could be a good trade since I know a couple people that want one.

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