Introduction

If the button on an Atari Flashback 2 joystick is sticking or broken, then it will need to be cleaned or replaced. This guide covers the steps necessary to disassemble the joystick in order to access the button to do so efficiently.

  1. Using the screwdriver and the PH1 bit, unscrew the four 10.0 mm screws on the bottom of the joystick.
    • Using the screwdriver and the PH1 bit, unscrew the four 10.0 mm screws on the bottom of the joystick.

    • Remove the bottom panel from the joystick.

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  2. Unscrew the single 8.0 mm Phillips#1 screw holding the circuit board in place.
    • Unscrew the single 8.0 mm Phillips#1 screw holding the circuit board in place.

    • Remove the circuit board from the joystick housing.

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    • Inspect the circuit board for dirt, corrosion or damage. If necessary, clean the indicated contact using a cotton swab.

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    • Remove the button from the joystick housing. Check for dirt or debris that may obstruct its movement. If the button is broken, replace it.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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