I have a DC Agetec with Seimitsu buttons and the stock stick. Today when I turned on my DC, the stick/curser keeps moving to the right. It does this in-game (any game) and in the Dreamcast main menu. When I move the stick around I get control back (and can move left), but as soon as I let go it moves right again.
I opened up the stick and don’t see a physical problem. The stick doesn’t contact the microswitch when in the neutral position, and the red tab returns out when the stick stops pushing it in. The leads on the PCB look fine, and I opened the microswitch assembly itself and the contact looks fine.
Obviously it seems as if the switch is stuck on, but I can’t tell why or how. I hope it isn’t the main PCB, as I am willing to upgrade the stick to a JLF but finding a new PCB with the VMU slot will be harder. If it is the PCB, what could the problem possibly be? Is there a way to tell if it is the joystick PCB or the main PCB that is the problem? I don’t want to buy a new stick and then have that not be the solution.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks!