N64 Joystick Controller Replacement
This is a quick guide on replacing a faulty joystick on an Nintendo 64 controller. This can also be considered a mod if you are upgrading the joystick to a redesigned replacement. Upgrading is recommended because the Nintendo 64 has a poorly designed joystick that is prone to breaking and because the redesigned joystick has better control.
- Small phllips head screwdriver
- Replacement Joystick
Begin by removing the 7 #0 Phillips screws from the back of the controller grips as shown. Remove the 2 #00 Phillips screws from the expansion slot. Remove the rear housing and set aside.
Gently remove the Z-Button membrane and board by sliding them to the left and pulling out of the joystick assembly. Remove the 3 #00 Phillips screws holding the joystick assembly in place.
Disconnect the joystick data cable and remove the old joystick. To install your new joystick, simply follow these instructions in reverse.
Test out your controller! It should be feeling like new.