Breaking In Arcade Stick Buttons


#1

Hello!

So my buttons, Sanwa clear ones, on my Qanba Q4-RAF Limited Edition, squeak and have a bit of resistance when pressed slowly, or certain angles.

Do I need to ‘break in’ the buttons, or is there a problem with them?

I’ve sent a couple of emails to Qanba support and there advice was to send my stick to them so they could send the buttons to Sanwa, as evidence for this problem as a recurring one.

I would rather not send away my first and only stick if there is a possibility of a different solution.

Thanks!


#2

WD-40 for the win.


#3

I ran into this when mounting buttons in a metal panel with holes that were just a C-hair too small. When I dremeled out the mounting holes just a tiny bit more I didn’t notice the resistance anymore.

Sometimes it seems to me that Sanwas just ‘feel’ different when mounted in metal, plastic, and wood panels…


#4

It seems that all the Sanwa Clear have squeak.
Not just in Qanba Arcade Stick.


#5

Yeah from my research it seems so…