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Let's have a look inside a retro Commodore 64 joystick.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Commodore 1341 Joystick, use our service manual.

Introduced in 1984, the Commodore 1341 joystick was designed for use with the Commodore range of computers including the Commodore 64, 128, VIC20 and Commodore Plus4.
  • Introduced in 1984, the Commodore 1341 joystick was designed for use with the Commodore range of computers including the Commodore 64, 128, VIC20 and Commodore Plus4.

  • This joystick connects to the retro computers using a 9 pin connection.

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The joystick is held together by five phillips head screws. One screw is located on the handle and the remaining four are under the base. Once the screws have been removed you can pry the case apart using a flat head screw driver. Just be careful with the base as it is spring loaded and it can fly apart quite easily. Once the screws have been removed you can pry the case apart using a flat head screw driver. Just be careful with the base as it is spring loaded and it can fly apart quite easily.
  • The joystick is held together by five phillips head screws. One screw is located on the handle and the remaining four are under the base.

  • Once the screws have been removed you can pry the case apart using a flat head screw driver. Just be careful with the base as it is spring loaded and it can fly apart quite easily.

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You will need to desolder the fire button cables from the board. Pry the case open but watch for the spring. There is also a rubber bung that sits beneath the black rocker shaft. Desolder the cables from the main joystick board and remove all of the components.
  • You will need to desolder the fire button cables from the board.

  • Pry the case open but watch for the spring. There is also a rubber bung that sits beneath the black rocker shaft.

  • Desolder the cables from the main joystick board and remove all of the components.

  • Now you are ready to clean all of the joystick components and reassemble.

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