How to open a IIe/IIc joystick?

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Anyone know how to open one of these things? It looks like these little plastic screws are the thing I need to get out, but they don't seem to move up at all when I loosen them. I don't want to break anything so I figured I'd ask before wrenching the thing open.

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Re: How to open a IIe/IIc joystick?

The screws are under the 4 black rubber feet which you need to pry off first.

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Re: How to open a IIe/IIc joystick?

Hah! You know the funny thing, one of the feet doesn't have a screw underneath it, and that was the one I initially pried off when I was checking earlier. I just assumed the rest of the feet didn't have anything underneath them! Thanks!

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Re: How to open a IIe/IIc joystick?

dc99 wrote:

The screws are under the 4 black rubber feet which you need to pry off first.

Thank you for sharing that information.

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Re: How to open a IIe/IIc joystick?

Drignor next time please post a higher-res picture. Smile

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Re: How to open a IIe/IIc joystick?

If your joystick is the type with yellow buttons, be aware that they can have a manufacturers defect where the small springs on the buttons suffer from metal fatigue.

These springs will always fail quickly.

Short of completely redesigning the joystick, the only fix is to replace them with metal rods.

But this fix is far from perfect since the button travel in the buttons is only that of the tact switch which is not very far at all.

So you will not get much tactile response.

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Re: How to open a IIe/IIc joystick?

@Evank Wanted to make sure you could see all the gory details Smile