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How do you get the Joystick Sponge in when you clean it?

 

I just can't get it in

 

Do you mean the rubber boot that covers the shaft of the actuator stick? :lol:

 

Gotta work it round and round, until it slides under the retaining ring. Retaining ring needs to be fully extended in order for the base of the boot to be worked in.

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How do you get the Joystick Sponge in when you clean it?

 

I just can't get it in

 

I too had the same exact problem. My boot was already off the CX40 joystick when I received my Atari 2600 from a friend. You can use a butter knife to push the ring up (if it's up) and to hold it up so you can get the sides of the boot under the ring. It's kind of hard to explain, but I'll give you the directions Best-Electronics gave me when I contacted them via e-mail.

 

This may or may not help you, and this is word for word their instructions, not mine. I'd use a butter knife instead of a sharp knife so you don't poke/rip the boot. I did contact them again and thanked them for their time in helping me.

 

Take a sharp knife tip and wedge it under the round Joystick ring that looks like part of the CX40 Molded top assembly. Another way is to take off the CX40 top case and look for the CX40 boot ring locking tabs that come thru the inside of the CX40 top case, at 12 Noon and 6 PM locations. Push on or more of those locking tabs and the thin CX40 boot Ring will pop off the CX40 top surface just a little.

 

If you need photos, please let me know.

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