Introduction

Due to excessive use, the joysticks on your GameCube Controller can begin to stick. This information guide will provide you step by step instructions on how to replace both joysticks on a Gamestop GS3 GameCube controller . There are two joysticks on this controller and we will be showing you how to replace the C-stick (the yellow joystick), as well as the Joystick (the gray joystick). This an easy fix and can be completed in 20 minutes.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Loosen and remove the 6 screws located on the back of the controller using your Phillips Screwdriver.
    • Loosen and remove the 6 screws located on the back of the controller using your Phillips Screwdriver.

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  2. Carefully pry apart the top and bottom covers.
    • Carefully pry apart the top and bottom covers.

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    • After separation, locate the rumble motor that is attached to the bottom cover of the controller.

    • Loosen and remove the 2 screws that are holding the rumble motor in place.

    • Lift and remove the rumble motor from the case.

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    • On the top cover of the controller, locate the green portion of the motherboard.

    • Loosen and remove the 1 screw in the upper left side of the green motherboard.

    • Turn the green motherboard over and attached to the motherboard will be the yellow c-stick.

    • Firmly, but carefully, pull the c-stick off, and clean around the area before reattaching or replacing the c-stick.

    • After cleaning or replacing the c-stick, reattach the green motherboard piece to the orange motherboard piece.

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    • Finally, loosen and remove the 2 screws located on the orange motherboard.

    • Pull up and remove the motherboard from the top cover. Then turn the motherboard over.

    • Locate the gray joystick that is attached to the left side of the motherboard.

    • Similarly to the yellow c-stick, firmly, but carefully, pull the gray joystick off, and clean around the area before reattaching or replacing the joystick.

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Conclusion

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

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