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简介

This fix is necessary for the owners of N64 controllers when the joystick becomes too loose over time. If the joystick of a controller is loose, game play becomes difficult. Conditions for this fix include: a flat surface, plenty of light, and a method for keeping track of individual components of the controller. Practice caution when using the knife in this fix.

  1. Remove the 9 external screws (4.8 mm Phillips head) on the back of the controller.
    • Remove the 9 external screws (4.8 mm Phillips head) on the back of the controller.

    • Remove the back panel from the controller.

  2. Detach the two wired connections from the small, white box.
    • Detach the two wired connections from the small, white box.

  3. Remove the screws (4.8 mm Phillips head) from the back of the white joystick box.
    • Remove the screws (4.8 mm Phillips head) from the back of the white joystick box.

    • Remove the back panel of the white joystick box.

    • There are many small plastic components loose in this box, so be careful not to lose these.

  4. Remove the screw (4.8 mm Philips head) from the back of the joystick box.
    • Remove the screw (4.8 mm Philips head) from the back of the joystick box.

    • Remove the joystick box from the controller.

  5. Use a cleaning cloth to remove residue and dirt from any components.
    • Use a cleaning cloth to remove residue and dirt from any components.

  6. Free the small, white bowl from its connections to the controller.
    • Free the small, white bowl from its connections to the controller.

    • Remember the order in which each piece was removed.

  7. Pinch off a small piece of epoxy and knead it in your hand until a uniform color is reached.
    • Pinch off a small piece of epoxy and knead it in your hand until a uniform color is reached.

  8. Press the epoxy into the center of the bowl with your finger and add a drop of water into the bowl.
    • Press the epoxy into the center of the bowl with your finger and add a drop of water into the bowl.

  9. Place a marble into the bowl and use a push-twist motion to form the epoxy into the shape of the bowl.
    • Place a marble into the bowl and use a push-twist motion to form the epoxy into the shape of the bowl.

    • Excess epoxy will rise above the bowl.

  10. Cut the edges of the excess epoxy with the exacto knife.
    • Cut the edges of the excess epoxy with the exacto knife.

    • Repeat steps 8 and 9 until no excess epoxy is left.

  11. Let the epoxy sit and dry for 30 minutes or until the epoxy is hardened.
    • Let the epoxy sit and dry for 30 minutes or until the epoxy is hardened.

  12. Add a small coat of grease on top of the epoxy with your applicator.
    • Add a small coat of grease on top of the epoxy with your applicator.

  13. Apply  grease to the bottom of the joystick (the area circled in red)
    • Apply grease to the bottom of the joystick (the area circled in red)

  14. Reverse these steps to reassemble the controller.
    • Reverse these steps to reassemble the controller.

    • You may want to test the joystick stiffness before reassembling the controller.

结论

The fix is now complete. Move the joystick to test the stiffness. If the joystick is still very loose, you may need to add more epoxy. If the joystick is too stiff, you may need to remove excess epoxy.

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Brittany Slindee

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Leigh Bennett - 回复

What is the epoxy substance called exactly? I tried searching online but results all come back for JB-Weld coldweld bonding products.

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