View Full Version : broken Odyssey2 controllers

04-07-2003, 08:46 PM
I recently found an Odyssey2. the system works fine but both controllers are trashed. fortunately it's one with detachable controllers and I was able to test it with the controllers from one of my other Odyssey2's.

I don't think they are reparable, they are really loose, one has up/down/right but no left. the other has up/down/left but no right. when i took them apart the part where the bottom of the stick rests is all cracked, one even has a hole in the bottom.

are any other stick compatable with the Odyssey2? has anyone had success repairing sticks that were really trashed?

04-28-2003, 04:32 AM
I've worked with many O2 systems over the years, and I've always been able to repair any damage to the joysticks. Haven't done so in some time - so I don't have specifics (sorry). I do remember opening them up, and replacing the buttons, using nut/bols washers to hold the joystick in place - this fixes the loose feeling joysticks which have basically 'broke' free from wear and tear.

If you'd like, I could do some digging into my current machines to see exactly what I did years ago.... Damn short term memory...


Captain Wrong
04-28-2003, 09:04 PM
When I had an O2 one of the controllers was trashed and what had happened was the flex circuit inside has a little piece that bends up and goes into a connector on the end of the wire. Well, the problem was one of the traces on that bit of flex had rusted and broke the connection.

My solution? I bought a dead O2 from someone on the board and switched out the controller. LOL

04-29-2003, 12:07 PM
I did the same thing, Capt Wrong.