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Saturn 3d controller - rubber pads?

by tzakiel Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:56 pm

Are there replacement rubber pads available for the 3d controller? Are they the same pads as the model 2 controller?
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Re: Saturn 3d controller - rubber pads?

by marurun Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:58 pm

Do you mean the button contact pads?
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Re: Saturn 3d controller - rubber pads?

by tzakiel Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:04 pm

marurun wrote:Do you mean the button contact pads?


Yes the cross shaped "D-pad" in particular and the 6 buttons.
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Re: Saturn 3d controller - rubber pads?

by marurun Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:59 pm

I suspect these are unique.
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Re: Saturn 3d controller - rubber pads?

by tzakiel Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:35 pm

Ack. Well what can one do if the pad is worn out
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Re: Saturn 3d controller - rubber pads?

by marurun Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:37 pm

That is a really good question. I don't have an answer.
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Re: Saturn 3d controller - rubber pads?

by Sarge Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:41 pm

Perhaps this will do the trick? Or is this for the normal pad only?

https://console5.com/store/sega-saturn- ... -pads.html

Apparently just for the stock pads, not the 3D controller.
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Re: Saturn 3d controller - rubber pads?

by Segata Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:02 pm

Buy a new controller.
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Re: Saturn 3d controller - rubber pads?

by Sarge Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:07 pm

I can understand wanting to find parts if possible, though. The 3D Controller seems to have gotten a bit pricey as of late.
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Re: Saturn 3d controller - rubber pads?

by Ziggy587 Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:43 am

There are products available to fix conductive pads when they start to wear.

https://www.amazon.com/Keypad-Restore-C ... ton+repair

Just an example. There's tons of different products available, but they're all essentially doing the same thing. Still, results may vary between brands.

REMEMBER: If it's gold plated, clean it with isopropyl alcohol. If it's black, it's that carbon conductive material. DO NOT CLEAN THIS, you'll just make it less conductive which will worsen the problem. This is the part that is to be repaired by the above product.

I'm sure there's guides or YouTube videos out there how to apply the fix.
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