Cleaned out the Soda that was spilled on it 3-4 years previously.
I imported this White PS3 controller from Japan as a gift for my wife when they first came out. We did not have it long before it took a shower of spilled soda.
So I finally got the time to take it out and wash the soda out of it and this quest was a success. The controller is working on my PC for Steam mimicking an Xbox 360 controller. I will link those instructions here.
Dry soda on the circuitry. Notice the Jewel button. The Soda closed the circuit path effectively holding the button on.