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Old 08-08-02, 09:12 PM
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Loose N64 Analog Stick

Hey everyone. I borrowed my friend's N64 and the analog stick on his controller is very loose. Does anyone know how I can tighten it or can direct me to a site that shows how to tighten it? I don't know if this subject has been covered before here, but I did a quick search and came up with nothing. Thanks in advance.
Old 08-08-02, 09:14 PM
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I'm pretty sure you're SOL. The sticks are notorious for going bad, though it hasn't happened to any of mine. One change I'm glad they made on the GC.
Old 08-08-02, 09:18 PM
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Yeah, I know they were known for not lasting too long, but I thought I had heard of a way to fix this problem by opening up the controller itself and tightening some screw. Anybody know?
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Yeah, there is a way to fix it. IGN64 might have an article about it somewhere.

I suggest you just forget about it though. I played with the same controller for 5 years and even though the stick felt loose it still played great.
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I tried playing Zelda and Mario tonight, and although the stick was loose, it did still have the full range sensitivity. For those who've played Zelda: Ocarina of Time, does Link run full speed when you push the analog stick all the way to the right or left? I tried playing it tonight and he does a walking turn, and only runs full speed when I push the stick up or down. I've never played this before, so I'm not sure if it's supposed to be like that or if it's the controller.

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