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Controller discussion; N64 controller discussion - collecting/issues/help
Topic Started: Jul 23 2006, 12:29 AM (43,555 Views)
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I repaired a N64 controller using this guide, http://codebook.potchgult.com/stickrepair/stickfix.htm , and I was just wondering what's lubricating the joystick good for? The only thing I've noticed is that when I use this controller there's no more plastic dust. Also, is there any way to make the joystick tighter?
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Mar 23 2008, 05:04 AM

Unfortunately no, there isn't. Your best bet is to purchase a new/excellent condition controller (if you don't already have one) and lubricate the analogue stick regularly. This will ensure the stick will stay tight for years, even with heavy use.

So there's no point in lubricating a loose stick cause it won't fix anything right?
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Mar 23 2008, 06:39 PM
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Mar 23 2008, 10:21 AM
dataDyne
Mar 23 2008, 05:04 AM

Unfortunately no, there isn't. Your best bet is to purchase a new/excellent condition controller (if you don't already have one) and lubricate the analogue stick regularly. This will ensure the stick will stay tight for years, even with heavy use.

So there's no point in lubricating a loose stick cause it won't fix anything right?

Not really. How loose is the stick? If you really don't want to buy another controller (and your currently controller's stick isn't really all that bad) you may as well lubricate it to ensure it lasts for much longer.

Lubricate means less friction...

less friction involving plastic is a good thing... less wear on the material...

that's pretty easy to understand, no?

o.O

Ya, for some reason I thought lubricating it would make the joystick tighter :-8
Datadyne, the controller that I lubricated had a really loose joystick. I have 2 other controllers with firm joysticks though, so I'll lubricate them. I'm kinda against taking them apart, but I guess it's worth it. Thanks for all the advice :)
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Applepieman
May 27 2008, 04:25 PM
I hate users like this guys, where they think the Internet = serious business.

I agree the Internet doesn't have to be serious. You guys are funny. :lol:
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