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How to fix (or mod) a Colecovision Controller's Analog Stick?

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Hey all. I've tried fixing the down-direction on my CV Controller, but it outright refuses to work. Is there a mod or something that removes the metal plates on the Controller's Board in favor of something more reliable?

 

EDIT: I can provide pictures of the interior of the Controller if need be.

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I had the same problem. It's caused by a blown IC controller chip on the motherboard. Yurkie can fix it for you can send him a PM.

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Are you sure? If I start the game with the Number Pad (2nd Slot) but use a 2600 Controller (1st Slot), it works fine.

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If that's the case, sounds like the IC is fine and just the (Down direction) dome contact has corrosion/oxidation or is possibly broken.

 

Check out this post, a guide to refurbishing CV controllers:

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/153675-colecovision-controller-rebuild-and-joystick-ball-offer/?do=findComment&comment=1964088

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Have you already cleaned the controller? I usually spray some DeoxIT (contact cleaner) under the metal plates and rock them up and down a few times and it clears them up.

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I wonder, why don't the CV Flashback Controllers work on a real CV?

 

I don't think those are analog.

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In any case, I found this video on YouTube, but it seems to be lacking detailed instructions. How exactly would one do this?

 

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Hey Redd, I recently repaired 3 of my CV controllers with similar issues. If you aren't comfortable taking it apart and going to town, you can send it to me and I'll fix it for you. No charge.

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