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XDanger
May 24th, 2009, 06:00 AM
I have a commodore joystick but the little metal connector pieces are squished flat from years of use.
http://www.robotroom.com/Joystick/AtariPCB.jpg

NathanAllan
May 24th, 2009, 08:21 AM
Very similar, but it won't be a direct bolt-in replacement. You can use the same rebuild kit for it, they use the same dome switches. The rebuild kits are really cheap on ebay, and they work.

You could even get a Flashback 2 and use the joysticks from it. You can never have too many joysticks.

Nathan

XDanger
May 24th, 2009, 09:28 AM
I'm bound to find some dome switches somewhere. http://www.snaptron.com/desiKITxxzxqL2373.cfm ;)


You can never have too many joysticks.

Nathan

That got me wanting to compile my joystick list

Tac-2
Slik Sick
Commodore
Zip-Stick
Comp-Pro extra
Spectrum +2 official
2 Archer Quickshot ripoffs
Quickshot 2
Delta 2000
Saitek Megagrip IV (sega)
Manta-Ray
Terminator (grenade shaped)
A RadioShack joystick (whats that for? ?)

Not complete, Just the ones I can see in the room I'm in...

I have 2 bags full in another room


Cue other members aircraft hangar joystick storage unit pic :)

NathanAllan
May 24th, 2009, 10:15 AM
Best Electronics has them, but ebay has them cheaper. Best is a great plce to buy from, they guarantee almost everything. They ship in boxes taped with Atari tape, I love getting their boxes!

XDanger
May 24th, 2009, 11:42 AM
Cant find any in UK :(

I could just open up some sticks but I'd prefer fresh.
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Just found an atari in one of the bags, Its in pretty rough shape but some of the domes are good :)

Kirbot
May 27th, 2009, 05:28 AM
If you haven't used the atari ones yet you may wan't to try fixing the old ones. Just take them out and squish them sideways between your fingers while pushing the dome part up. I fixed a couple of them like that. They may not last as long as new ones, but it's worth a try.

XDanger
May 27th, 2009, 06:12 AM
If you haven't used the atari ones yet you may wan't to try fixing the old ones. Just take them out and squish them sideways between your fingers while pushing the dome part up. I fixed a couple of them like that. They may not last as long as new ones, but it's worth a try.

Might try that then, Even though I found the atari stick I didn't want to break it for 1 dome.

NathanAllan
May 27th, 2009, 02:08 PM
Now all you need is a tester for all the atari compatibles :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zQkX3JbRTM

XDanger
May 31st, 2009, 11:56 AM
atm I use my International Soccer cart,

That is nifty though.

kiyotewolf
July 11th, 2009, 03:33 AM
Solder on a mini pcb momentary sqitch with the little 1/4th inch button onto the board and you should be ok.



Kiyote!

It's the kind you find in old VCR's.