I Restored Yellowed Nintendo 64 Controller with Broken Joystick - Console Restoration

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In this video I will restore this Nintendo 64 controller for my restored N64. The controller is badly yellowed and very dirty from years of use. The joystick is badly damaged which makes it impossible to play with it.
Unlike the console itself, the controller is very easy to open and it can be done with regular screw driver. However I find it one of the most annoying ones to put back together. The 2 screws inside the connection port under the console can sometimes be hard to put back in. To open the joystick assembly you need to open the screw and press the case back closed like there was still a screw and the you pry open the two plastic clip holding it together. NOTE: I recommend buying this or similar product to replace the whole assembly: amzn.to/34zII5a However, I decided to try to repair the loose stick. I figured out what was worn down and added some epoxy putty and sanded everything down as many times as needed to make it fit. Most likely it's not going to be ready after applying the epoxy once but you might need several tries. On the positive side, if you like this type of hobby it's going to be much cheaper to try to fix it with putty before deciding to replace the whole joystick. Before applying the putty you need to clean the surfaces and you might also want to scratch them up with sand paper to get better grip for the epoxy.
The shell was first washed with soapy water and used hydrogen peroxide and UV-light like in this tutorial grgone.info/will/zsqJiqOjnrp8lKc/b-nteo Finally I used isopropyl alcohol to clean the board and electronics and put everything back together.
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  1. Odd Tinkering

    Odd Tinkering

    Πριν 5 μήνες

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    • Alejandro


      Πριν 16 ημέρες


    • Lizzy Raab

      Lizzy Raab

      Πριν 25 ημέρες

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    • Jay Henry

      Jay Henry

      Πριν μήνα

      @Tanner Christopher I will try it out now. Seems promising.

    • Main Account

      Main Account

      Πριν μήνα

      Raid shadow legends is as scummy as hell

  2. baba_booey_


    Πριν 14 ώρες

    That joystick got attacked from Mario party.

  3. Hammer bro135

    Hammer bro135

    Πριν ημέρα

    If I had a engineering baste company he probably own the the company

  4. Oyun gaming Fırat

    Oyun gaming Fırat

    Πριν ημέρα

    z+a= long jump

  5. Emmanuel Vásquez

    Emmanuel Vásquez

    Πριν 2 ημέρες


  6. Kartika Indira - Leon David F

    Kartika Indira - Leon David F

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Odd tinkering why mario its walk so slow becuase nintemdo 64 broken?

    • Kartika Indira - Leon David F

      Kartika Indira - Leon David F

      Πριν 3 ημέρες

      I think in inside joy stick its dirty

  7. WildestDrake


    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Missed opportunity, should've been "Now, back to the tinkering!"

  8. Karl Hans

    Karl Hans

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    The controller got a nice tan from the uv lights.

  9. Eugénie Lejeune

    Eugénie Lejeune

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Anything can be fixed with a little IPA and HP

  10. Tser


    Πριν 7 ημέρες

    Now I'm thankful that at least fixing my Joy-Con drift didn't involve epoxy.

  11. Captain Obvious

    Captain Obvious

    Πριν 7 ημέρες

    You wouldn't be able to fix a thing if you didn't have the rubber ducky to help you!

  12. Lucas Teles

    Lucas Teles

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    você está mudando vidas

  13. Thiago Feltrin

    Thiago Feltrin

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    After seeing the console and the controller I'm starting to think that the previous owner was SpongeBob

  14. Andrew Gorski

    Andrew Gorski

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    Is this meant to be an asmr also?

  15. Debi Wells

    Debi Wells

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    Seeing this makes me glad I wipe down our Xbox controllers with alcohol wipes every day they get used, but now I have an urge to take them apart and really clean the bottom of the buttons. It also reinforces my need to take my keyboard apart every 6 months and clean all the keys and such.

  16. Fixin' N Flippin

    Fixin' N Flippin

    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    How long would you expect the putty fix on the joy stick to last?

  17. Death Hug

    Death Hug

    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    2042: I Restored a Xbox Serie X Controller

  18. Reign Wilby

    Reign Wilby

    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    This reminds me of my awesome childhood. Playing mario cart and diddy kong racing with my cousins and brother. 😍💖

  19. Jérémy Renard

    Jérémy Renard

    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    I'm Belgian and watching your videos makes me want to do the same as you, it's very satisfying to watch and I think you do it really well, keep it up

  20. sweetavidan


    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    i wasn't fully paying attention to this & when i tabbed back here at 10:32 i wondered why you brought out play-doh to fix an n64 controller

  21. Omen Plyy

    Omen Plyy

    Πριν 16 ημέρες


  22. Little César Reinoso

    Little César Reinoso

    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    10:20 aww

  23. Little César Reinoso

    Little César Reinoso

    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    Ducktors mini bath

  24. Shiba Inu Animation

    Shiba Inu Animation

    Πριν 17 ημέρες

    This console is made in 1996

  25. Kalleen Stoddard

    Kalleen Stoddard

    Πριν 17 ημέρες

    Just how irresponsible did someone have to be to do this? Like I know that N64 controller break easily, but at first I thought that this was the gold Toys 'r' Us controller.

  26. MrPugLover77


    Πριν 18 ημέρες

    15:51 clear.

  27. Hlida Muas

    Hlida Muas

    Πριν 18 ημέρες

    Now this is content I like!

  28. Enderbloxian


    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    When i watch this i always ask myself: how did that happen?

  29. Chris Spangler

    Chris Spangler

    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    good lord that things was nasty

  30. NickJay


    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    How was the dpad in such poor state? It was almost never used on the n64 😂

    • RmnJCR


      Πριν 19 ημέρες

      Probably Kirby 64: and the crystal shards

  31. DisneyTLK110


    Πριν 20 ημέρες

    At least it's functioning, but unfortunately there's absolutely no way the stick feels smooth after a fix like this.

  32. Steve's Channel

    Steve's Channel

    Πριν 20 ημέρες

    I pay 10 bucks a month to not see commercials on GRgone.

  33. gray fox

    gray fox

    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Relax until at the moment 1:09 I realize that it is VERGIL who repairs the control of the N64

  34. Hal


    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    i bet i could do this. I think I will

  35. Eddie Vasquez

    Eddie Vasquez

    Πριν 22 ημέρες

    Must be from McDonald’s.

  36. Vedanta Khandai

    Vedanta Khandai

    Πριν 22 ημέρες

    which tv model do you use

  37. random person

    random person

    Πριν 23 ημέρες

    I mean it's not a full restoration video but at least it's something that keeps me entertained Pls don't hate me for this it's just my opinion k?

  38. Elguero117


    Πριν 23 ημέρες

    Okay im gonna do this to all the n64 controllers i find in the wild and restore them

  39. gato andy

    gato andy

    Πριν 23 ημέρες

    Si se ve que necesita arreglos pero también hay que darle una buena limpiada a vezez por eso por tan chicos que estén no sirven

  40. drapermike


    Πριν 23 ημέρες

    Bro the ads are heavy in this makes it hard to want to watch

  41. vengeance1701


    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    Mario Baywatch. Classic.

  42. Jonathan Gonzalez

    Jonathan Gonzalez

    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    This is unintentional ASMR

  43. Kristin Smith

    Kristin Smith

    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    did somebody store this in their ass for 5 years before putting it up on ebay?

  44. OpticalBanana


    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    I cannot remove the clip on the back that holds the expansion pack. Any tips 😭

  45. 17EpicM


    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    Did I search for this: no Did I enjoy it: yes

  46. craftercommander


    Πριν 26 ημέρες

    Nintendo sixty four!!!!!!

  47. Bassgirl154


    Πριν 26 ημέρες

    Do you reuse the hydrogen peroxide? Or do you use new liquid each time

  48. Michael Herwig

    Michael Herwig

    Πριν 26 ημέρες

    Almost a masterpiece.

  49. PixelAmethyst91


    Πριν 27 ημέρες

    𝙸𝚜𝚘𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚙𝚢𝚕 𝚊𝚕𝚌𝚘𝚑𝚘𝚕 𝚒𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚖𝚊𝚐𝚒𝚌. 𝙻𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛, 𝙸 𝚑𝚊𝚍 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚍 𝚞𝚙 𝚊 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚢𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚠𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚒𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚎𝚍 𝚌𝚘𝚙𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝙳𝚛. 𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚘 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙽𝙴𝚂. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚐𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚏𝚞𝚗𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝𝚜𝚘𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛. 𝚆𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 30 𝚚 𝚝𝚒𝚙𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚜𝚝𝚢 𝙸𝙰, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚐𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚕𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚎𝚍 𝚜𝚘 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚏𝚞𝚗𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚖𝚊𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚕𝚢 𝚊𝚜 𝚠𝚎𝚕𝚕.

  50. Jazzyfries


    Πριν 28 ημέρες

    I know this is kind of old but can someone explain how the joy stick moves side to side, like how the sensor knows that?

  51. Frazier Willard

    Frazier Willard

    Πριν 28 ημέρες

    Gotta get those last 9 stars now.

  52. Lĩnh Tống Hoàng

    Lĩnh Tống Hoàng

    Πριν 28 ημέρες

    No. Nhưng không thích Game 64 Là trò chơi gì? Không biết luôn

  53. Lionel J Rios

    Lionel J Rios

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    2:58 who sees a dinosaur foot? I do

  54. Lionel J Rios

    Lionel J Rios

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    2:05 no... his voice can not sound like this uhhhhhh

  55. David Spader

    David Spader

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    I love paying for a premium service to avoid the disgusting tactics of advertisements, only to have the uploader literally edit them into their videos It all boils down to greed and $ In a world where you people screech about capitalism 🤣

  56. Andreas Ioannou

    Andreas Ioannou

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    Incredible work man. The ads are a pain in the @ss for sure but even with them it's totally worth it

  57. Golden Garbage

    Golden Garbage

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    bruh I thought it was a dirty golden controller

  58. AJarOfMayo


    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    i love how ironic the yellowing uv lights are starting to yellow XD

  59. ready for games

    ready for games

    Πριν μήνα

    everytime raid shadow legend why not clas of clans

  60. Trevison Clark

    Trevison Clark

    Πριν μήνα

    A water pick works really well with alcohol

  61. Cubed Ice 9945

    Cubed Ice 9945

    Πριν μήνα

    Isopropyl alcohol solves everything

  62. Stream Central Gamez

    Stream Central Gamez

    Πριν μήνα

    hey ppl i have this gameboy color that jusy doesnt turn on. what I do?

  63. Stream Central Gamez

    Stream Central Gamez

    Πριν μήνα

    cleaning a gameboy while watching this lol

  64. Jeremiah Gordon

    Jeremiah Gordon

    Πριν μήνα

    is it possible to restore a game disc like for the original Xbox for example

  65. Estella Dorito

    Estella Dorito

    Πριν μήνα

    I bet this dude has really clean teeth

  66. Sponge Scrub

    Sponge Scrub

    Πριν μήνα

    if anyone has trouble like me getting the clip that was removed at 4:50 in working order again, here is how you fix it. Both ends of the spring needs to face down when you insert it back. When you removed the clip, the overhead end jumps to the other side. Simple hold it down with your finger when you insert it back, and everything should work fine. Also for removing the clip, I used the pointy part of my plastic spudger to push the sides in from below the handle on the outside of the controller. This is right when they are located and if you push the clip a bit down, you might be able to see the pivot points that you need to press inwards. I manage to get them lose without much force that way, which limit the risk of damaging this part.

  67. Nuggies


    Πριν μήνα

    He never forgets ducktor

  68. Rayyan Hussaini

    Rayyan Hussaini

    Πριν μήνα

    Have you ever bought a "white" controller that was "yellowed" and then tried to make a video only to realize a few hours after scrubbing that the controller is supposed to be yellow?

  69. Kevin S

    Kevin S

    Πριν μήνα

    again, enough adverts?

  70. Capris


    Πριν μήνα

    Plot twist: he just bleached the shit out of that super rare Toys R Us gold controller and turned it into a normal gray controller.

  71. Doenerti


    Πριν μήνα

    The epoxy part with the bowl and gears looks so easy but Trust me, if you have ever tried this yourself (speaking of me) you will need a lot of patience. A tiny bit too much and the stick wont move a milimeter.

  72. lopezfam


    Πριν μήνα

    God bless anyone reading this! Hope you have an awesome day! Seek him while you can! Jesus is the way and he is coming soon! Whenever you think you aren't loved... Remember the ultimate sacrifice was for love! SUICIDE IS NEVER THE ANSWER! For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV Have a blessed day!

    • Xeinafa


      Πριν μήνα

      please stop...

  73. Sabastian Fausnaugh

    Sabastian Fausnaugh

    Πριν μήνα

    Somebody sure loved their controller

  74. muhctek


    Πριν μήνα


  75. Adam Wilson

    Adam Wilson

    Πριν μήνα

    Lol for a sec I thought that was a gold n64 controller.

  76. Shnuggle Wuggles

    Shnuggle Wuggles

    Πριν μήνα

    Now he can speedrun the game!

  77. SubbieNautica


    Πριν μήνα

    We still have an *intact* SNES and N64. It’s still stored somewhere. Might try and get it out.. 🤔

  78. Qwerty Tuop

    Qwerty Tuop

    Πριν μήνα

    Hello, if you want to take this restoration 1 step further you can change the stick to a gamecube like stick. They will sell them on Amazon and eBay

  79. Mr. FlipFlop

    Mr. FlipFlop

    Πριν μήνα

    Bruh don’t caress the Isopropyl alcohol it didn’t give consent

  80. Mr. FlipFlop

    Mr. FlipFlop

    Πριν μήνα


  81. Mr. FlipFlop

    Mr. FlipFlop

    Πριν μήνα

    We all know who this controller belonged to *a tryhard*

  82. Fishfish212


    Πριν μήνα

    Let’s a go!!!

  83. KvaGram


    Πριν μήνα

    It's 5:00 o'clock, and The Ducktor has arrived! The bill? 1 like.

  84. Sound VFX

    Sound VFX

    Πριν μήνα

    I need yo open my Xbox one Controller and see my sweat and clean it and maybe fix it

  85. Keiffer Macguvin

    Keiffer Macguvin

    Πριν μήνα

    Not gonna lie that advert seemed ridiculously out of place for this channel.

  86. FuzzyDiavolo •

    FuzzyDiavolo •

    Πριν μήνα

    Looks like drift has been a problem since the 90s

  87. Turbo Donkey

    Turbo Donkey

    Πριν μήνα

    That controller was so yellowed that it looked like the gold Nintendo 64 controller

  88. Big Beaner

    Big Beaner

    Πριν μήνα

    i thought that was the golden zelda controller before you cleaned it ☠️

  89. Angelo Lego

    Angelo Lego

    Πριν μήνα


  90. MacOS Big Sur

    MacOS Big Sur

    Πριν μήνα

    Plainrock124 would not like this

  91. капитан юнга

    капитан юнга

    Πριν μήνα

    когда в туалет ходит тоже пенцет использует

  92. Evelyn Johnson

    Evelyn Johnson

    Πριν μήνα

    almost 1 mil views!!!

  93. Isau Felipe

    Isau Felipe

    Πριν μήνα

    yay free voice reveal form that sponsor (raid sponsors way too much)

  94. Linda Joy

    Linda Joy

    Πριν μήνα

    my favorite game, ever!!

  95. Strike86


    Πριν μήνα

    Beautiful work, well done my dude.

  96. Tsz hei Leung

    Tsz hei Leung

    Πριν μήνα

    when fixing a controller is harder than a game console

  97. Zoso


    Πριν μήνα

    Anyone like sniffing their bottle of IPA

  98. Mus Sim

    Mus Sim

    Πριν μήνα

    Nice video!

  99. C h i l l - V i b e s

    C h i l l - V i b e s

    Πριν μήνα

    Great unintentional asmr

  100. narosha mohamed

    narosha mohamed

    Πριν μήνα

    Him :has guest over Guest: do you have a toothbrush I can use left mine at home on accident Him:sure just look at the drawer of toothbrushes in my workshop. Guest: finds drawer if toothbrushes and says-these are all dirty Him: ummmm.. Guest: I cant use these in my mouth Him:WAIT YOU SUPPOSED TO USE THESE CLEANING THINGS IN YOUR MOUtH !!!!!!