Can't unscrew the ball on SF4 SE


#1

anyone eles having this problem? im using heavy force but still wont budge


#2

I was wondering how the ball tops are replaced.


#3

…really…wow…


#4

This is stupid even madcatz made it possible to not fix and replace it


#5

So how? my hands almost have blisters


#6

nvm got it off after 10mins trying


#7

I’m going to assume the SE stick is a straight Sanwa knockoff – so here goes.

  1. Get a cloth and wrap it around the shaft of the joystick.
  2. Use pliers of some sort to keep a firm grip on the stick over the cloth layer.
  3. With one hand, twist the ball top off – with the other hand, twist the shaft the opposite way.

The amount of force you gain with the pliers is insurmountable to your fingers alone.

Edit: Oh god, I posted a minute after – I hate you. :smiley:


#8

Or you could just remove the bottom and place a flathead screwdriver in that little notch at the end of the shaft. Kinda what it’s there for.