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Introduction

When moving the joystick, the main spring bends. The spring also keeps the joystick upright. After time, the spring can cause the joystick to sag when not in use. In this situation, replacing the spring will be necessary.

Parts

No parts specified.

  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. Disconnect the wire from the motherboard. Disconnect the wire from the motherboard.
    • Disconnect the wire from the motherboard.

  7. Remove this plug from the motherboard. Remove this plug from the motherboard.
    • Remove this plug from the motherboard.

  8. Remove the four 10mm Phillips #1 screws from the joystick base. Remove the four 10mm Phillips #1 screws from the joystick base.
    • Remove the four 10mm Phillips #1 screws from the joystick base.

  9. Remove the joystick assembly.
    • Remove the joystick assembly.

  10. Remove the white plastic piece on top of the spring.
    • Remove the white plastic piece on top of the spring.

    • The white plastic will be covered in a lubricant.

  11. Remove the Spring
    • Remove the Spring

    • The spring will be covered in lubricant.

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

um, what kind of spring is that and where/how would I get a replacement?

Swift Foxe - Reply

same question here

Robbert Sprezzatura -

Where can I find a replacement spring?

ande3224@bellsouth.net - Reply

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