Because I've tried everything besides tape thats sticky around the analog stick Including Silly Putty! Yup, being the last to arrive meant you got stuck with that horrid failure of a thumbstick that everyone else rejected. Replace the 9 screws on the controller and you're good to go! This dust gets into the black gears attatched to the white bowl. You can find them all over the net. Use a silicone or lithium lubricant if you want long term usage and want to avoid literally melting your plastic parts over time. Put the spring in, then put the white ring ontop of the spring. It may put up a fight, but just keep pushing.
Take it apart; it only requires a phillips head screw driver. Normal, everyday invisible tape has little stick, and it wears out easily. The axles that the hoops rotate on are connected to the gears and such. Analog sticks are meant for your thumbs! Might buy another controller at some point and try out some two-player games. I want a video that shows how I can test if there is a fault in a pin or broken solder pads.
Now, don't lift the analog box yet. There is also a black bow shaped piece on the other half of your analog box, this one is a little smaller then the one in the bowl, but just as important. They issued controllers in every color under the sun. There are three screws holding it in place; one on bottom, and one on either side. Can you help me figure out a fix for this kind of problem? These lubricants are good for a bit then they deteriorate the plastic.
The easiest way to do this is to poke or dremel a hole through the center of it and put a little bit of epoxy in the bowl. Too much grease, the wrong type of grease or any amount of grease in the wrong location and you will ruin your thumbstick. A Tooth Pick or Chopped Qtip Some Tissue or A Qtip to remove the plastic powder A Dremmel Tool or Fine Tip Drill Bit or a sharp thin knife A Corner from a desk or table or a box I have used this method for years and had great success with it. Patience is a virtue but if you wait it out, do it right and take your time you will have a joystick that lasts longer than time you spent to fix it for a long time. Now, the main reason that these analog sticks fail after a while, is that the holes get dirty from the dust that is caused by the insides of the controller grinding More on that later. If they are really worn down then put some epoxy where they are worn. Thanks to Mario Party and a few other joystick destroying games, the joystick on your N64 controller may be completely messed up.
Set the black piece aside. There needs to be enough room for the stick to go through them. Most aftermarket controllers don't feel quite right. If you try this yourself, please list the putty you used and whether the result was great or sucked big time :- Click to expand. Now put it all back together and enjoy some Mario Kart! Depending on how bad your joystick is, you might notice white dust everywhere. The story goes that this controller was manufactured by Nintendo specifically to be given away as a prize to winners of the Star Fox Game Competition that was held at the 1997 E3 conference.
Repair Solution Finally, I found a good supplier for a quality joystick. Method 2: Please Update all the device drivers from the device manager and check if the issue persists. Do you have a friend who sucks at N64 and blames their skills on a limp joystick? All you need is a Philips-head screwdriver, about 5-10 minutes of time, and a little patience. Now, reassemble this half of your controller. I bought countless replacements that either sucked big time or died soon after some smash bros or mario party.
The thumbstick will not return to center position, it'll flop from side-to-side when you move the controller. Is there anyway to fix this? Ensure that all buttons are in their default position i. I know there are off-brand controllers that look exactly like the originals except they don't have the nintendo stamp above the start button. Since that time I have owned and eventually sold over a hundred N64 controllers. I have owned every color released with the exception of fire red. I suggest having a small bowl beside you to hold these easily lost screws.
Once you do this to both pieces let them sit overnight. If I try to move left it registers right. This is very messy, and may hurt you if you breath it in, so don't. I've taken apart some N64 controllers and replaced sticks before. This gray or white box is your analog box. The GameCube style N64 thumbstick replacement is my personal favorite. Ive been wanting to make this video for a long time but always forgot about it.