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Hey all.

 

So, one of my precious Wico Command Control joysticks recently started getting all floppy-like, and upon disassembly I discovered it was because the rubber in the grommet had hardened and come apart.

 

It looks like there were replacements for these made a few years ago but they're out of stock pretty much everywhere.  Someone has "new old stock" on eBay but I suspect these will have (or will soon have) the same issue, and they're a bit pricey.

 

Has anyone here had any luck finding a replacement for these recently?  I'm contemplating trying to rebuild the rubber part with Sugru.  This seems like a desperate measure, but pointing at the broken grommet and screaming isn't helping.

 

Thanks,

-=ShoEboX=-

 

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Sorry I can't help you with your issue but you made me laugh with your last statement 

"pointing at the broken grommet and screaming isn't helping"

I don't like in the least when something I have breaks and there is no means to repair it.

 

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In case anyone's interested, the Sugru solution...isn't terrible.  It's a pain to center, and I'll need to use a slightly thinner layer next time, as this thing's really stiff, but I'll be damned if it doesn't work.  I'll take pictures when and if I redo it.

 

-=ShoEboX=-

 

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The eBay stock you mentioned is the only source that I could find for these. I bought a couple to revive a ball-top Command Control and an NES Wico stick and they seem to work just fine, although they will be a pretty tight fit.

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Posted (edited)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Midway-Joystick-Centering-Grommet/174274812695

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wico-joystick-grommet-for-Atari-Williams-and-Konami-games/174192232555

 

I got some similar or exactly like this in 2017 , but I cannot check my purchase history in Ebay before 2018. These are new

 

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