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Repairing Vectrex Controller with bad Buttons 3 and 4

Mittwoch, April 15th, 2015

Recently I got a Vectrex but the Controller didn’t work properly :-(

Buttons 3 and 4 don’t react like normal and shooting in Minestorm didn’t make fun.

I opened the controller with some help of the hairdryer and removed the top foil.

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Once its open I cleaned the analog stick and case with some alkohol and after cleaning using some vaseline to make ist work propper again.

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the pcb is holding via one screw in center. At the edge the pcb is loose and didn’t get the button of 3 and 4 correctly. I used a second screw at the right and the buttons works again like new :-)

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