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Cleaning a Roller Controller?


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#1 DadsGlasses OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 9, 2017 11:51 AM

I just got a great deal on a Roller Controller. Item appears to work very well. I do have a question about cleaning the trackball.

The trackball seems to move to the Left a little better than it moves to the right. I've run into things like this before with other trackball devices.

Any suggestions on how to disassemble & clean?

Any other advice for maintaining a Roller Controller?


Thanks in advance for any and all advice.

#2 DadsGlasses OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 9, 2017 2:42 PM

I will answer my own question here just in case anyone searches for this in the future.

Very easy to disassemble the Roller Controller. I used compressed air to blow out the dist from the board and all of the bearings. I used a damp q tip with a tiny bit of rubbing alcohol to clean the switch contacts.

Reassembled and smooth as could be.

Thanks!

#3 ColecoJoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 9, 2017 3:00 PM

Sweet! Thanks for the info. I'm in a similar boat but don't think I'll have your success :)



#4 DadsGlasses OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 9, 2017 3:20 PM

Sweet! Thanks for the info. I'm in a similar boat but don't think I'll have your success :)


Feel free to shoot me a private message if you get hung up or have any questions. I'm happy to help if I can.

#5 ColecoJoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 9, 2017 3:21 PM

Will do. Thanks!






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