Sanwa stick squeaking help!


#1

The stick on my Hrap3 squeaks when i go in the right direction. When i opened it up i realized it only squeaks when it hits the red microswitch thing, so it clicks and squeaks. The squeaking goes away but it just came back again. Any help?


#2

how loud is the squeek?
because on top of vigorous button mashing, announcers yelling, and fireballs going off, it shouldn’t pose a problem.


#3

If you searched the forum I’m 99% sure you’d find a thread about lubricating your stick.


#4

When i move the stick without the JLF TP-MA connected, there is no squeak, but when its on, it will squeak along with the clicking. Is the lube supposed to go on the microswitch?

Also, i only got this stick last week and played it for like 5 hours… There should still be enough lube in it maybe?


#5

How about you lube it and find out.


#6

Well i see plenty of grease on the shaft part, you mean i have to put some on the microswitch part?


#7

how long have you had the stick? if you got it recently and don’t want to risk taking it apart if you aren’t comfortable with it just play it for a while real heavy and break it in. the squeak will eventually go away, i had put grease on my arcade stick and the squeak went down but not gone completely. i just played with it for a while pretty heavily with charge characters and the squeak got less and less over time and now its completely gone.


#8

Okay, good to know someone else who had this problem had the squeak eventually go away. I had it for a week but i opened it to replace 6 sanwa buttons. On a side note, while removing the quick disconnects, i kind of scraped some of the silver on the ends and revealed the copper. Will that be a problem?


#9

I had the same prob, i replaced the microswitch assembly and it fixed my prob. I am sure that if you really wanted to, you could lubricate it by squirting some grease but i think youll be better satisfied with a new pcb assembly,

here i the link to my thread http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=226528&highlight=

pm " mcginnis " , he might have some left, if not just check out the trade forums.


#10

^I see, i would replace the microswitch if te squeaking doesnt go away soon. I want to wait a little before spending more money. Thanks for your help!