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New "Repair Box" N64 Thumbstick Replacement Available Now

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:40 pm
by retrogamecraze
There is a brand new mass-produced N64 thumbstick replacement on the market now for those of you who are interested:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=251191945700

Re: New "Repair Box" N64 Thumbstick Replacement Available No

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:32 pm
by PeNguinn97
retrogamecraze wrote:There is a brand new mass-produced N64 thumbstick replacement on the market now for those of you who are interested:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=251191945700


That's awesome! :mrgreen:
Those things break so easily, good to know there's hope. :lol:

Re: New "Repair Box" N64 Thumbstick Replacement Available No

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:39 pm
by Ziggy587
Awesome. I'll have to check it out. I wasn't 100% satisfied with "Gamecube-like" replacement stick.

Re: New "Repair Box" N64 Thumbstick Replacement Available No

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:47 pm
by elmagicochrisg
Still looks like they have the same design, and probably the same design flaw...

If you buy these, I suggest you lube them up with some silicone grease for longevity...

Re: New "Repair Box" N64 Thumbstick Replacement Available No

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:07 pm
by s1mplehumar
No offense, but for $9 what's the point? I can buy very nice N64 controllers all day for $10.

Re: New "Repair Box" N64 Thumbstick Replacement Available No

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:58 pm
by KDub
^Yeah a very expensive replacement part

Re: New "Repair Box" N64 Thumbstick Replacement Available No

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:59 pm
by AppleQueso
s1mplehumar wrote:No offense, but for $9 what's the point? I can buy very nice N64 controllers all day for $10.

Certain colors and whatnot are more expensive, and it's cheaper to buy this part than replace them.

The Toys R Us gold ones come to mind.

Re: New "Repair Box" N64 Thumbstick Replacement Available No

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:58 am
by s1mplehumar
AppleQueso wrote:
s1mplehumar wrote:No offense, but for $9 what's the point? I can buy very nice N64 controllers all day for $10.

Certain colors and whatnot are more expensive, and it's cheaper to buy this part than replace them.

The Toys R Us gold ones come to mind.


Truth. Still, I'd rather keep fancy 64 controllers OEM. I can't be the only one here with N64 "playing controllers", and boxed shelf controllers.

Re: New "Repair Box" N64 Thumbstick Replacement Available No

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:44 am
by xan_racketBOY_fan
Think this will be any better than the OEM's? I love the GC style ones, they make playing the likes of Banjo Kazooie an even better playing-experience.

Re: New "Repair Box" N64 Thumbstick Replacement Available No

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:49 am
by AppleQueso
s1mplehumar wrote:
AppleQueso wrote:
s1mplehumar wrote:No offense, but for $9 what's the point? I can buy very nice N64 controllers all day for $10.

Certain colors and whatnot are more expensive, and it's cheaper to buy this part than replace them.

The Toys R Us gold ones come to mind.


Truth. Still, I'd rather keep fancy 64 controllers OEM. I can't be the only one here with N64 "playing controllers", and boxed shelf controllers.

If those controllers have thumb-sticks that are loose to the point of severely hindering playability, then you don't really have much to lose by swapping the part. May not be OEM anymore, but at least it'd be usable.