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Woke_Up_Dead
05-14-2010, 07:29 PM
My #8 button (the one closest to the throttle on the base) on my MFFB-2 joystick is slowly dying, as is the right-view on the hat switch. I have to press them pretty hard to get them to work and it's getting worse and worse, any advice on how to fix this?

Chivas
05-14-2010, 10:10 PM
You can remove the MSFF2 base and clean and check the switches and wiring. The handle also comes apart. The only switch I've had to replace is my trigger switch. An old squad member {Crash} picked up some switches, but I don't know where.

Bartman.
05-15-2010, 02:22 AM
Before you write off that MS FFB2 Thread > http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...3110283/m/6611051974 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/6611051974)

Go through this thread for tips on msfb repairs also there is a supplier that stock switches somewhere.

Bartman .

Bartman.
05-15-2010, 02:31 AM
Switches Thread including supplier links >
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...841089047#6841089047 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/6841089047?r=6841089047#6841089047) ,

SW2 to SW4.....OMRON B3F-1002 (150g) are the base button switches.


Bartman.

Woke_Up_Dead
05-17-2010, 04:05 PM
Thanks guys, taking it apart and cleaning it a bit sounds like a good first step.

na85
05-17-2010, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by Chivas:
You can remove the MSFF2 base and clean and check the switches and wiring. The handle also comes apart. The only switch I've had to replace is my trigger switch. An old squad member {Crash} picked up some switches, but I don't know where.

I recommended Digikey.com for Crash's parts. What you are searching for is a "tactile switch" but be advise replacing them requires soldering skill.

ggb123
05-18-2010, 12:15 AM
take it apart, clean it with alcohol and dry it out. dry wet shop vacuum I used to take out the wet, then just wait for it to complete dry out like few hours or so http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif