New JLF making popping noises?


#1

i just got a new sanwa jlf joystick and i installed it in my SE stick. But for some reason when i move the stick in certain direction every so often i hear a small popping noise, its not the switches on the inside but a distinctly deeper sound, kind of sounds like a part is rubbing and then slipping off the SE plastic? i dont know if what i said make sense. but ya…

Anyone know what this sound is and if it poses a problem?


#2

Might be the JLF spring.
Try re-seating it.


#3

re seating it?


#4

one of my jlfs does this too, i pulled up the dust cover (i only have one) and looked at it, when it makes the noise the little white hemispherical part seems to pop up a little. I think it might be the spring too.


#5

were you able to fix it?? and have you noticed this effecting the joysticks performance at all? in debating if i wanna mess with my new jlf i dont wanna break it haha.


#6

fyi its hard to actually break a joystick

open it up and take a look.


#7

hrm okay i guess i will have to take it apart and see


#8

Before you take it apart, go here…
http://www.slagcoin.com/joystick/joystick_components.html

Also youtube search “JLF ultimate mod”, this will show you how to dismantle the JLF.


#9

i totally know what you are talking about, its kinda like a popping sound that has some friction right underneath the dust cover area. i too will try to reseat my spring and see if that makes the difference.


#10

I’ve noticed this since my mod a year ago but it has never effected my gameplay


#11

ahh lol thats good to hear barky! not that it makes that noise but that it hasnt effected your gameplay. Maybe i should just leave it alone haha


#12

yeah mine doesn’t effect the gameplay either i think i notice it less now, not sure if its being broken in or i’m just less OCD about it now.


#13

it could be the white pivot moving around. if you lift up the dust washer you’ll see it.


#14

ya i think it is that white thing, any suggestions on how to fix it?


#15

Silicone lube.


#16

Yeah, my new JLF just started doing this today. Or most likely, I just noticed it today. I took a look under the dust cover, and it’s definitely the white pivot ( I think ?) that’s popping up slightly.

So, lube is the only way I can fix this huh? Like some of you, it’s not really affecting my play, just being OCD considering the stick is brand new and all.


#17

any sources for lube besides lizardlick?


#18

im sure silicone spray would work? not sure may be safer to wait for someone that actually know haha.


#19

Akihabarashop has the original lube. But LL also sold the Dow Corning Molycote 44 medium and it has served me well so far.


#20

do you know of any stuff that doesnt require ordering online? esp LL.