In this tutorial I will show you how to replace the Nintendo 64 controller’s analog stick in 9 easy steps. I’m no handyman by any means so if I can do this anyone can.
What you will need
- A Nintendo 64 controller.
- A Phillips head screwdriver.
- A replacement joystick. I bought mine from Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009MRZAUC?
Keep in mind that these replacement joysticks are not official so proceed at your own risk.
Remove the screws from the back the of the controller.
Gently pry the controller apart. The shoulder buttons may pop out on their own. If not gently remove them.
Slide the Z button circuit sensor out from the analog stick housing.
Remove the screws from the back of the analog stick housing.
Disconnect the cables from the board via the blue connector.
Remove the analog stick and connect your replacement joystick to the board via the blue connector. Some of these adapters may have a tight fit for the blue connector, which is fine and can be sanded down if needed.
Be sure the screw holes of the joystick housing line up with holes in the controller housing and screw it in.
Slide the Z button circuit sensor onto the joystick housing. Place the L and R buttons on this side of the controller housing to save some trouble putting it back together.
Connect the two controller housing parts together and screw it back together.
You have successfully replaced the Nintendo 64 controller’s analog stick.