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Joy Bonnet Dead Spots
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Joy Bonnet Dead Spots

by bbtinkerer on Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:18 pm

My Joy Bonnet thumb stick has dead spots in the left-down and left-top corner. I found an NES controller test ROM and it shows that if I go directly to those corners, nothing registers. If I move the thumb stick in a clockwise circular motion, down works, left-down registers for a hair then nothing, left registers, then nothing at all, then up works. Right-up/down works kinda (the arc width is very small to get the right corners to register), just not left-up/down corners. I tried resetting the bonnet and rebooting many times but still same problem.

Is this a software or hardware problem?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Joy Bonnet Dead Spots

by adafruit_support_mike on Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:53 pm

That sounds like a hardware issue.. probably a marginal contact inside the joystick's pots when they're all the way at the end of their range.

Send a note containing a link to this thread and your order number to support@adafruit.com. The folks there will get you another Joy Bonnet.


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Re: Joy Bonnet Dead Spots

by bbtinkerer on Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:27 am

Thank you.

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Re: Joy Bonnet Dead Spots

by bbtinkerer on Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:05 pm

Just wanted to post a quick follow up. I received a replacement Joy Bonnet and no dead spots.

Thank you for your help and assistance Mike and the team at Adafruit.

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Re: Joy Bonnet Dead Spots

by adafruit_support_mike on Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:12 am

Glad to hear the system is working for you. Happy hacking!

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