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Introduction

The joystick on this controller is used to steer for certain flight simulation video games. This guide will show you how to replace the spring inside the joystick so that it maneuvers smoothly.

  1. Be sure to disconnect the controller from the power source before disassembling.
    • Be sure to disconnect the controller from the power source before disassembling.

    • Turn the controller upside down.

    • Remove the 20 mm J1 JIS head screw.

    • Remove the six 12 mm J1 JIS head screws.

    • Remove the two 6 mm J1 JIS head screws.

  2. Insert opening tool or finger into the divet located beneath the USB port.
    • Insert opening tool or finger into the divet located beneath the USB port.

  3. Gently pull the panel away from the controller. Gently pull the panel away from the controller.
    • Gently pull the panel away from the controller.

  4. Remove the black knob in the controller by turning counterclockwise.
    • Remove the black knob in the controller by turning counterclockwise.

  5. Pull out the spring from the white holder.
    • Pull out the spring from the white holder.

  6. Clean the inner housing of the spring of remaining lubricant.
    • Clean the inner housing of the spring of remaining lubricant.

    • Remember to reapply lubricant to the new spring and spring housing before reassembling.

Conclusion

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

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6 Comments

Has anyone ever regreased this joystick?

Jessy Burchall - Reply

i have, it didn’t solve my jittering problem entirely, but it squeaks less. used silicone lubricant, spray type. applied liberally at the part where you have to regrease, sprayed in the holes and springs.

Hendy Jawan -

I’m having terrible issues with jitter in my negative-Y direction (“pulling up” in a craft). This is a brand new joystick, and I basically can’t chase enemies in dogfights because of the unreliability of my ability to pull up.

Messing with the spring didn’t really help — does anyone have additional advice for this or other things I can try to fix this?

Evan Tidd - Reply

Same issue as Evan, no luck fixing it at all -.-

Scott Slupik -

Same issue here as well. After tens of hours of use it is starting now to not properly respond, particularly when I pull it toward me (pointing up with the aircraft muzzle). I’ve been using it on Star Wars Squadrons and I regulated the wheel (the one on the base side) so that the stick opposed less resistance possible, because dogfights in the game require frequent sudden changes of direction (at expense of my wrist). It has worked fine for many hours. Now this issue.

Michele C. - Reply

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