Odd 'screeching' in my joystick


#1

Forgive me if there is already a thread I could post this in but I could not find one. The joystick in my Madcatz Pro makes an odd noise I have not noticed now. An odd screeching noise. Though very low its still always there.
Is this something to be concerned about or is it natural? I should not that I have only owned it since March and its not my primary stick but I did lend it to someone until they could get their own so its seen a reasonable amount of use between me and them. Any advice would be appreciated.


#2

Would help if you stated when it makes that sound, when it’s on and doing nothing? Pressing buttons? Moving the stick?


#3

Assuming you mean the noise happens when you’re moving the lever, buy molykote or shin etsu grease and lube the pivot.


#4

Oh sorry! The joystick itself is doing that.


#5

Noted. Thank you!


#6

Cockroaches.
-ud


#7

This, I had similar expediences that was easily fixed with the addition of lube.


#8

Bit off-topic, but that reminds me of this story I read about how some guy opened up a fat PS2, only to find that it was turned into a roach colony.


#9

That’s two to say that. Thank you. I will look into it.