N64 control stick replacements?

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by OSW, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. OSW

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    Oct 30, 2006
    not sure if this is the right subforum, but moving on...

    can anyone recommend a good place to purchase 2 replacement control sticks for standard N64 controllers?
    i've seen some on ebay, but i'd also like to know what other reasonable sellers are available to compare.

    also, has anyone installed one before? will it be simple? does it involve soldering etc?

    thanks to anyone that can impart some advice [​IMG]
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I spliced several dead controllers to make a working one once, in my opinion getting the spring sorted (they have a tendency to spring out) was the trickiest part. You might also consider taking notes on the shape and size as these springs are the main cause of the "wobble" the sticks on used controllers suffer from.

    Depending on what level of replacement you are doing it can be only a little harder than replacing a set of brake blocks on a bike. If you are adding new electronic sensors then it could get a bit more complex but you should be able to do it all in one hit (attach with stick inserted).

    As for sellers of parts, sorry I can not help you there.
  3. OSW

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    Oct 30, 2006
    i see thanks for the input.
    though i think i'm leaning towards a more pre-prepared replacement like this
    [​IMG] (ebay photo)
    as it seems no extra compiling needed.
  4. Urza

    Urza hi

    Jul 18, 2007
    United States
    Why not just get a new controller? They're dirt cheap.
  5. OSW

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    Oct 30, 2006
    from where? do you mean new or used?
  6. bluebright

    bluebright GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 24, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    OSW, get them off ebay like you found. I order three to fix up some n64 controllers, and there easy to install. Do it (baby). I recommend it (baby).
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