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XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 11:47 PM
Hello;

I have a Saitek Cyborg 3D Gold joystick at about 1 year and, it's really a very good product.
But, after so much time of use, it's now making some noise at some moviments, and it's a little bit hard to move it just like i do when i bought it.
I want to know what can i do to make it like new. I have to put some lubricant oil on it? What you sugest?

Thanks

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XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 11:47 PM
Hello;

I have a Saitek Cyborg 3D Gold joystick at about 1 year and, it's really a very good product.
But, after so much time of use, it's now making some noise at some moviments, and it's a little bit hard to move it just like i do when i bought it.
I want to know what can i do to make it like new. I have to put some lubricant oil on it? What you sugest?

Thanks

http://sites.uol.com.br/disco_virtual/cmte_carvalho/compartilhada/Forgotten_Battles/Assinatura_IV.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 11:56 PM
Be careful - don't use oil anywhere near plastic parts. The oil will damage the plastic.

I used candle wax to lubricate my X45, but I'm not sure if that would apply to the Saitek.

XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 03:19 AM
Hum, interisting Mickey... And how did you apply the candle wax to the plastic parts of your joystick? The candle wax don't turn to bran with the attrition of the joystick moviments?

Thanks

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 03:26 AM
There are special lubricants you can buy in Autostores which don't damage plastics.
You would need to ask.


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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 03:54 AM
use dry graphite lubricant...they have it on Ace hardware (or any good locksmith supply store) it wont damage plastics.

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 08:55 AM
Some talculm powder spareingly brushed around the swivel ball unit should do it without causing any damage.

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XyZspineZyX
09-16-2003, 08:58 PM
dont mean to hijack your question....i have saitek joystick...cant get it to work properly..no resistance at all.....forgotten battles...how do i enable...thanks...
cmte_carvalho wrote:
- Hello;
-
- I have a Saitek Cyborg 3D Gold joystick at about 1
- year and, it's really a very good product.
- But, after so much time of use, it's now making some
- noise at some moviments, and it's a little bit hard
- to move it just like i do when i bought it.
- I want to know what can i do to make it like new. I
- have to put some lubricant oil on it? What you
- sugest?
-
- Thanks
-
- <img
- src="http://sites.uol.com.br/disco_virtual/cmte_ca
- rvalho/compartilhada/Forgotten_Battles/Assinatura_
- IV.gif">

XyZspineZyX
09-16-2003, 09:02 PM
I find silicone grease to be excellent.

XyZspineZyX
09-16-2003, 09:59 PM
johns1054 wrote:
- dont mean to hijack your question....i have saitek
- joystick...cant get it to work properly..no
- resistance at all.....forgotten battles...how do i
- enable...thanks...
-

Go to the Saitek site, and download the latest drivers for your stick. I had to before it would work with FB.


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XyZspineZyX
09-16-2003, 10:03 PM
cmte_carvalho wrote:
- Hum, interisting Mickey... And how did you apply the
- candle wax to the plastic parts of your joystick?

I think using wax is probably X45 specific. There's a sprung plate at the base of the X45 which can stick on the lip below it. Rubbing a little soft candle wax on it can help prevent this sticking.