So my PS2 has always worked fine until the other day. It loads up the game or dvd and now the controller(s) don't work properly. It's like the analog stick is stuck permantly in the "down" position. I've tried both my controllers and they botht do the same thing. So either it's an amazing coincedence's the controller port. I was thinking of grabbing another controller just to be sure since when I plug in the dvd remote it works fine. I can literally play the games with my remote (a challenge in itself I must say) and no, the controllers will not work with the analog turned off.

So any ideas on how to fix or the best course of action? I've seen new controller ports on the bay for about $15-$20 but I don't know if that would solve the problem or how hard they are to put it.

Thanks for your help