Apr 22 2014

Atari VCS 2600 Joystick Micro Switch Mod.

In this gallery we’ll see how to modify an old Atari Joystick for improved game play. The old switches tend to stop working , and had to be replaced with modern micro “click” switches.

You’ll need about 5 micro Switches (about 4mm height), something to cut and of course a soldering iron. Reichelt.de is selling them for ~ 0.2€ /piece

We need to cut some plastic from the joystick to make room for the new switches , as they use ~3mm more space.

These new switches breathe new life in this joystick.

Now you’re in control, not the joystick anymore 😉

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