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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.

Image 1/1: This joystick connects to the retro computers using a 9 pin connection.
  • 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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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Pry the case open but watch for the spring. There is also a rubber bung that sits beneath the black rocker shaft. Image 2/3: Desolder the cables from the main joystick board and remove all of the components. Image 3/3: Now you are ready to clean all of the joystick components and reassemble.
  • 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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