Videopac / Odyssey2 forum
September 23, 2020, 03:43:07 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: If you have some news and you want it to be shown here, pm Janzl!
   Home   arcade Help Login Register links  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Repair/Servicing Odyssey2/Videopac Controller  (Read 5524 times)
Attacked the Timelord
Posts: 112

« on: June 30, 2014, 11:30:54 PM »

Here i want to share my experience of repairing Odyssey2/Videopac Controller

Click on an Image will open a bigger one.
This are the tools i used.

Interesting with the Odyssey 2 Controller is, there are 2 differences.
First, there is a hemispherical plastic on the lever (the european variant is here full metal) and there is an additional washer.

Since disassembly was already described elsewhere, I show here only how do I remove the Speed nut.
I bend it gently with pliers and then push him to the top.

If you go with the pliers to bend the Speed nut flat, you can use him again.

After I cleaned all the parts carefully, I lubricate out the hemisphere (O2) / ball (VP) of the joystick lever and then put this one into the case.
As a lubricant, I use normal grease which I have filled in a syringe with a plastic cannula.
So you can measure out perfectly fine.

Odyssey 2


Before I mount the Dirtshield, I filled up the Hole with grease too.

Also, I lubricate the Actionbutton with a drop of clock oil.

Joysticks with filmcontacts sometimes are oxidized. I cleaned the contacts CAREFULLY with a Glass Fibre Eraser. 2x light pressure is usually sufficient.
Left before, right after cleaning.

Joystics with mechanical directionswitches you can clean with a fine sandpaper.
I used a P180. Cut a narrow strip that fits this into the switch.
First rough side up then push moderate on the switch and pull the sandpaper through. Normaly 1-2 times are enough. Same with rough side down.
I did this on all 8 switches.

Where the Actionbutton press on the filmcontact, I put 1-2 layers of fabric tape. I read this on another site.

Thatís all. I hope it is a little help.

Totally devoted to Videopac
Posts: 1514

Packrat Video Games

« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2014, 02:44:41 AM »

Very, very nicely done! Thank you for posting this. Smiley

I'd sell my mother for a Videopac
Posts: 2364

I now can cross that bloody street...
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2014, 03:49:00 PM »

Nice explanation, thanks!

Ne tirez pas sur le administrator!
Give this man a Jopac!
Posts: 1060

« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2014, 11:39:33 PM »

Thank you for the information and pictures!  I use rubbing alcohol to clean the washer and the plastic piece the spring pushes into the washer with rubbing alcohol, and then a light coat of synthetic motor oil before wiping it down.  I do the same with the washer using a q tip.  They look nearly brand new and are really smooth after that.

To clean the dirt/grime out of the little channels in the face plate of the controller, I use a little water and dish soap with a toothbrush to get in the hard to reach places.
Trying to get the cartridge in...
Posts: 5

« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 11:18:44 PM »

I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. I took apart my player 1 controller to give it a good cleaning and I tried following the steps to lube it back up but I'm getting a lot of thunkin' & clunkin' from the black disc that sits underneath the spring when it slides. I've had the controller apart more times than I can count trying what's posted and variations of it but it doesn't seem to help and now I've taken apart the player 2 controller to see if I was missing something and that one does it too. I haven't cleaned or lubed that one yet tho.
I take the Videopac and leave the Canoli!
Posts: 2519

« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2015, 09:25:07 AM »

I think the black disc shouldn't be lubricated, but should be cleaned with alcohol instead. In an unmodified controller there is no grease or something like that underneath this disc.
Trying to get the cartridge in...
Posts: 5

« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2015, 01:31:46 AM »

Thanks Rene, that's good to know. I think I found that out the hard way since my controller wouldn't work last nite. I took it apart and cleaned it to get any oil out, must have used too much the last time I lubed it because it worked fine afterwards but thunks almost twice as much now.
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!