darkchylde28 1,544 Member · Posted November 12, 2020 Share Posted November 12, 2020 I recall there being several threads about this back on the old site, but as it's virtually impossible to find anything on these days and I wasn't able to find a topic about this on here, I thought I'd ask. What' the best way to fix, refurbish, etc., finicky controller buttons for older systems? I've got a couple of white text 3-button Genesis controllers that my son wants to use when playing Sonic, but neither is as responsive as they (presumably) once were. I've got an original red text 3-button controller that's still going strong, but even after cleaning both the board contacts as well as the carbon pads inside the white text controllers, one still flakes out occasionally and the other requires extremely deliberate, firm presses in order to register input. I could be remembering incorrectly, but didn't someone on the old site suggest "re-carboning" the pads on the underside of the buttons? I want to say I recall them saying you basically just needed to rub a pencil's lead back and forth over the old pads (or possibly get some graphite spray/paint) to get them going properly again. However, this seems like it would be an extremely short lived fix and most likely end up causing more filth to build up inside the controllers. Any thoughts, tips, tricks, etc., on this would be welcome. If anybody has any sources on replacement pads (which doesn't involve sacrificing another controller), even better. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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