Just a thought on refurbing N64 analog sticks.

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Just a thought on refurbing N64 analog sticks.

Post by Shangri-lai » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:53 pm

If someone could replicate the gears and stick of the analog stick say made out of metal? would that work in the controller and would that reduce the wear?

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Post by jjhammerstein » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:52 pm

It would work. You could probably even cast it. Machining takes time, and time is expensive.

But in the end, why bother? There are so many other sticks that are just as easy to replace them with, as long as you're not working with first party hardware.
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Post by blaze3927 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:09 pm

isnt the spring also a factor though?
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Post by jjhammerstein » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:37 pm

The plastic parts deteriorate from being banged against each other. The reason the dead zone is so loose is because the supporting plastic that used to keep it still just isn't there anymore.
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Post by eagle5953 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:05 am

Best off just getting a third-party pad and putting a proper stick in it.

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Post by Basement_Modder » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:55 pm

SS did this when making the X64. He later used a Wii analog, though...
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Re: Just a thought on refurbing N64 analog sticks.

Post by MiGs » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:21 pm

I said the same thing back in 2005. http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4935

Now that I'm 5 years older and wiser, and have money to blow, I'm going to try and do it!
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