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Introduction

If one of the six buttons on the base of joystick no longer works, it may be necessary to replace the circuit board.

Parts

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  1. Remove these three Phillips #1 screws:
    • Remove these three Phillips #1 screws:

    • Two 10mm screws.

    • One 7mm screw.

  2. Using your fingers, lower the rubber boot to reveal two screws underneath the joystick.
    • Using your fingers, lower the rubber boot to reveal two screws underneath the joystick.

    • Remove the two 10mm Phillips #1 screws.

  3. Pull apart the joystick chassis by hand. Release this clip located underneath the  hand rest
    • Pull apart the joystick chassis by hand.

    • Release this clip located underneath the hand rest

    • The circuit board will be loose and may fall down.

  4. Remove the eight 10mm Phillips #1 screws from the bottom.
    • Remove the eight 10mm Phillips #1 screws from the bottom.

  5. Flip the joystick upright. Lift  up the sliver base cover and feed the loose circuit board through. Careful with the wires still attached to the silver base cover from the bottom of the joystick.
    • Flip the joystick upright.

    • Lift up the sliver base cover and feed the loose circuit board through.

    • Careful with the wires still attached to the silver base cover from the bottom of the joystick.

  6. Remove this wire plug head from this circuit board. Removing this wire frees the base piece to make working on it easier.
    • Remove this wire plug head from this circuit board.

    • Removing this wire frees the base piece to make working on it easier.

  7. Remove the two 10mm Phillips #1 screws from the button board.
    • Remove the two 10mm Phillips #1 screws from the button board.

  8. Lift up the button board. Disconnect the button board.
    • Lift up the button board.

    • Disconnect the button board.

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

What's the dimensions of those switches? Have you managed to find them online? I have 2 faulty ones on my 2005 Extreme 3D Pro

Michael Tyers - Reply

I have just recently changed 6 of them, which shown at step 8 at this guide. Now it works as good as new.

You can find them as “tact switch” (or tactile switch) at online for very cheap prices. Dimensions are milimeter, 6x6 mm and button height is 4.3 mm. i think these are shortest of 6x6 button family.

Search at Google for “6x6x4 tact switch”. For referance:

https://n11scdn1.akamaized.net/a1/1024/e...

Here is how it looks after i changed tem: https://imgur.com/a/DhemkSh

Gökalp Topyan -

Is there anywhere I can get the logic board only. Thanks.

Calvin Lim - Reply

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