reviving old Logitech gamepads

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reviving old Logitech gamepads

Post by rocketcitydude » Tue May 16, 2006 3:23 pm

Has anyone here revived a nearly worn out logitech or similarly constructed gamepad? The unit is a main board with contact pads for all buttons, the 4 way d-pad is 4 contact pads, they work by having a membrane contact under the plastic user button, the membrane is what is actually worn, the contact is a black disk of about 3/16 inch. It has one raised dot on center and corrugated "rays" outside that on one pad i own & the other has just a checkered texture. So do I simply clean that black surface or do i need to replace it either with a thin layer/completely, or move on to switches that i wire up & solder to the copper pads on the board? Should the metal switches be the best way, is there a way to house it in the pad's original case or will I need to recase?

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Post by shmagoogin77 » Tue May 16, 2006 3:34 pm

i use to buy those controllers and they always broke some how

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