So, long story short, while I was at work my brother for some reason cleaned up some of the cans of mountain dew I had lying around my room and managed to spill a still unknown amount on my tournament edition arcade stick. I cleaned all the buttons, some were worse than others, but it was painfully obvious that there was an amount of mountain dew spilled and an attempted cleaning by simply spraying it down with windex and wiping it off. Several keys also had the blue film of windex in them.
So I finished cleaning them, I test the buttons, everything is fine sort of (never feels the same…), wake up the next day, notice one of the keys (one of the keys that got hit hard) was still sticking. Had to go to work, now I’m back, took it apart again and took a long look at this button.
It’s clean, but the part that is the issue is the little black part that the physical button piece attaches into (the part you have to separate the two connectors off of), has been compromised. Enough dew managed to seep into the small white part that connects to the bottom of the button that it sticks when you press it in and slowly rises afterward.
What I’m here to ask is, is there any way to clean THAT part of the button? For now I’m going to swap it with another button’s that I rarely if ever, ever use. But is it possible to clean or am I shit out of luck and will just have to buy some replacement parts?
And if I have to buy a new button, which button am I looking for? I found a site that looks like they’ve got it, a sanwa 30mm SE stick compatible button, but I’d rather be 100% sure before I purchase.