best replacement joysticks

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  1. luke9511

    luke9511 Active Member

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    hey everyone what place has the best replacement joysticks for, original xbox, playstation 1/2/3 etc controllers? i dont just mean the cover, the whole assembly that you have to solder in?
     
  2. Tokimemofan

    Tokimemofan Intrepid Member

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    Buy broken ones with other problems and use for parts, just remember that there are at least 3 versions of the ps3 ones and there is the early variant for ps1 with a metal shaft.
     
  3. luke9511

    luke9511 Active Member

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    i wouldnt want to do that cause then i would try and fix whats wrong with the broken ones unless it is the plastic shell
     
  4. Tokimemofan

    Tokimemofan Intrepid Member

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    The issue is that the most common failure of ps2 controllers is the flexboard and many are not repairable, they make great donors for ps1/2 and Xbox. Ps3 controller are a mess to deal with either way and are usually not worth the trouble. I do this as a routine part of my repair business, if I get one with a bad flex board I desolder the cable and the sticks and trash the rest unless it is an uncommon variant. I don’t see many bad sticks to begin with except on Xbox 360, Xbox one and on the Sixaxis controllers for ps3.
     
  5. Mord.Fustang

    Mord.Fustang Dauntless Member

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    Those original Sixaxis controllers did not age well. Those joysticks got worn out way too easily and were also a nightmare to open up.
     
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