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 denewss.info/channel/oJaJh9acooeqlas/video.html Finally I used isopropyl alcohol to clean the board and electronics and put everything back together.
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  • Odd Tinkering
    Odd TinkeringVor 5 Monate

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  • Alejandro


    Vor 24 Tage


  • Lizzy Raab

    Lizzy Raab

    Vor Monat

    i know i’m hella late but tbh people need to stop giving you grief. get that bread homie. bout time you got sponsored. u deserve that sweet sweet coin edit: also why does it impact y’all so much. you’re watching his video for free but you have to complain about this? no one is forcing you to download the game. he’s making money and that’s good for him. he can make more videos for you. pls stop

  • Jay Henry

    Jay Henry

    Vor Monat

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

  • Main Account

    Main Account

    Vor Monat

    Raid shadow legends is as scummy as hell

  • Stuckinawallgaming


    Vor Monat

    Oh no another has fallen

  • stewart sad boi
    stewart sad boiVor 18 Stunden

    Hey can u do a video on replacing a ps3 hard drive

  • stewart sad boi
    stewart sad boiVor 18 Stunden

    This is what’s gonna happen to my n64 when it finally comes

  • dirtpipedan
    dirtpipedanVor 20 Stunden

    Possibly the worst / dumbest controller design of all time.

  • Jake Blue
    Jake BlueVor Tag

    You're missing the "Previously ... in N64 restoration ..." ^^

  • Ezequiel Aparicio
    Ezequiel AparicioVor Tag

    Muy bueno viejos tiempos recordados

  • Chinchilla General
    Chinchilla GeneralVor Tag

    If you told me that was supposed to be a gold edition of the controller, I'd believe it

  • AJ Zuniga
    AJ ZunigaVor Tag

    This is ever enthusiastist dream come true :| !

  • MARIO And Fun
    MARIO And FunVor 2 Tage


  • Nooby Memes26
    Nooby Memes26Vor 3 Tage

    "this is the largest deposit of precious hand sweat i've ever found" Well someone must've been try harding

  • ProEra
    ProEraVor 3 Tage

    1:41 is that the first ever voice reveal, man that's crazy!

  • Kenneth Allen
    Kenneth AllenVor 4 Tage

    Piracy is not okie doike

  • Lily
    LilyVor 5 Tage

    18:33 this is the total amount of stars I have right now 4-15-2021

  • Daniel Douglas
    Daniel DouglasVor 5 Tage

    My nes is a bit yellow

  • BoBo Channel
    BoBo ChannelVor 6 Tage

    Hello, are you on Mercari? The selling app?

  • Some Duder
    Some DuderVor 6 Tage

    Dont take this the wrong way, I love your videos, but after listening to that mobile game ad, I'm even more glad that you don't talk in these videos.

  • miho
    mihoVor 6 Tage


  • Henry G.
    Henry G.Vor 7 Tage

    do not fuck the isopropyl alcohol


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  • Marco Antonio
    Marco AntonioVor 7 Tage

    Amigo espero y me puedas responder jeje pero que tipo de grasa o lo que sea le pusiste a el joystick

  • Matthew Brown
    Matthew BrownVor 7 Tage

    I'm starting to believe that all of these consoles belongs to the same person... And that that person like to rub s*** all over his consoles..

  • baba_booey_
    baba_booey_Vor 8 Tage

    That joystick got attacked from Mario party.

  • Hammer bro135
    Hammer bro135Vor 9 Tage

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

  • Oyun gaming FΔ±rat
    Oyun gaming FΔ±ratVor 10 Tage

    z+a= long jump

  • Emmanuel VΓ‘squez
    Emmanuel VΓ‘squezVor 10 Tage


  • Kartika Indira - Leon David F
    Kartika Indira - Leon David FVor 12 Tage

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

  • Kartika Indira - Leon David F

    Kartika Indira - Leon David F

    Vor 12 Tage

    I think in inside joy stick its dirty

  • WildestDrake
    WildestDrakeVor 12 Tage

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

  • Karl Hans
    Karl HansVor 12 Tage

    The controller got a nice tan from the uv lights.

  • EugΓ©nie Lejeune
    EugΓ©nie LejeuneVor 14 Tage

    Anything can be fixed with a little IPA and HP

  • Tser
    TserVor 15 Tage

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

  • Captain Obvious
    Captain ObviousVor 16 Tage

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

  • Lucas Teles
    Lucas TelesVor 16 Tage

    vocΓͺ estΓ‘ mudando vidas

  • Thiago Feltrin
    Thiago FeltrinVor 18 Tage

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

  • Andrew Gorski
    Andrew GorskiVor 18 Tage

    Is this meant to be an asmr also?

  • Debi Wells
    Debi WellsVor 18 Tage

    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.

  • Fixin' N Flippin
    Fixin' N FlippinVor 21 Tag

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

  • Death Hug
    Death HugVor 21 Tag

    2042: I Restored a Xbox Serie X Controller

  • Reign Wilby
    Reign WilbyVor 21 Tag

    This reminds me of my awesome childhood. Playing mario cart and diddy kong racing with my cousins and brother. πŸ˜πŸ’–

  • JΓ©rΓ©my Renard
    JΓ©rΓ©my RenardVor 23 Tage

    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

  • sweetavidan
    sweetavidanVor 24 Tage

    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

  • Omen Plyy
    Omen PlyyVor 24 Tage


  • Little CΓ©sar Reinoso
    Little CΓ©sar ReinosoVor 24 Tage

    10:20 aww

  • Little CΓ©sar Reinoso
    Little CΓ©sar ReinosoVor 24 Tage

    Ducktors mini bath

  • Shiba Inu Animation
    Shiba Inu AnimationVor 25 Tage

    This console is made in 1996

  • Kalleen Stoddard
    Kalleen StoddardVor 26 Tage

    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.

  • MrPugLover77
    MrPugLover77Vor 26 Tage

    15:51 clear.

  • Hlida Muas
    Hlida MuasVor 27 Tage

    Now this is content I like!

  • Enderbloxian
    EnderbloxianVor 27 Tage

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

  • Chris Spangler
    Chris SpanglerVor 27 Tage

    good lord that things was nasty

  • NickJay
    NickJayVor 28 Tage

    How was the dpad in such poor state? It was almost never used on the n64 πŸ˜‚

  • RmnJCR


    Vor 27 Tage

    Probably Kirby 64: and the crystal shards

  • DisneyTLK110
    DisneyTLK110Vor 28 Tage

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

  • Steve's Channel
    Steve's ChannelVor 28 Tage

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

  • gray fox
    gray foxVor 29 Tage

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

  • Hal
    HalVor 29 Tage

    i bet i could do this. I think I will

  • Eddie Vasquez
    Eddie VasquezVor Monat

    Must be from McDonald’s.

  • Vedanta Khandai
    Vedanta KhandaiVor Monat

    which tv model do you use

  • random person
    random personVor Monat

    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?

  • Elguero117
    Elguero117Vor Monat

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

  • gato andy
    gato andyVor Monat

    Si se ve que necesita arreglos pero tambiΓ©n hay que darle una buena limpiada a vezez por eso por tan chicos que estΓ©n no sirven

  • drapermike
    drapermikeVor Monat

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

  • vengeance1701
    vengeance1701Vor Monat

    Mario Baywatch. Classic.

  • Jonathan Gonzalez
    Jonathan GonzalezVor Monat

    This is unintentional ASMR

  • Kristin Smith
    Kristin SmithVor Monat

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

  • OpticalBanana
    OpticalBananaVor Monat

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

  • 17EpicM
    17EpicMVor Monat

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

  • craftercommander
    craftercommanderVor Monat

    Nintendo sixty four!!!!!!

  • Bassgirl154
    Bassgirl154Vor Monat

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

  • Michael Herwig
    Michael HerwigVor Monat

    Almost a masterpiece.

  • PixelAmethyst91
    PixelAmethyst91Vor Monat

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  • Jazzyfries
    JazzyfriesVor Monat

    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?

  • Frazier Willard
    Frazier WillardVor Monat

    Gotta get those last 9 stars now.

  • LΔ©nh Tα»‘ng HoΓ ng
    LΔ©nh Tα»‘ng HoΓ ngVor Monat

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

  • Lionel J Rios
    Lionel J RiosVor Monat

    2:58 who sees a dinosaur foot? I do

  • Lionel J Rios
    Lionel J RiosVor Monat

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

  • David Spader
    David SpaderVor Monat

    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 🀣

  • Andreas Ioannou
    Andreas IoannouVor Monat

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

  • Golden Garbage
    Golden GarbageVor Monat

    bruh I thought it was a dirty golden controller

  • AJarOfMayo
    AJarOfMayoVor Monat

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

  • ready for games
    ready for gamesVor Monat

    everytime raid shadow legend why not clas of clans

  • Trevison Clark
    Trevison ClarkVor Monat

    A water pick works really well with alcohol

  • Cubed Ice 9945
    Cubed Ice 9945Vor Monat

    Isopropyl alcohol solves everything

  • Stream Central Gamez
    Stream Central GamezVor Monat

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

  • Stream Central Gamez
    Stream Central GamezVor Monat

    cleaning a gameboy while watching this lol

  • Jeremiah Gordon
    Jeremiah GordonVor Monat

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

  • Estella Dorito
    Estella DoritoVor Monat

    I bet this dude has really clean teeth

  • Sponge Scrub
    Sponge ScrubVor Monat

    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.

  • Nuggies
    NuggiesVor Monat

    He never forgets ducktor

  • Rayyan Hussaini
    Rayyan HussainiVor Monat

    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?

  • Kevin S
    Kevin SVor Monat

    again, enough adverts?

  • Capris
    CaprisVor Monat

    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.

  • Doenerti
    DoenertiVor Monat

    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.

  • lopezfam
    lopezfamVor Monat

    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


    Vor Monat

    please stop...

  • Sabastian Fausnaugh
    Sabastian FausnaughVor Monat

    Somebody sure loved their controller

  • Steaming Hot chocolate
    Steaming Hot chocolateVor Monat


  • Adam Wilson
    Adam WilsonVor Monat

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

  • Shnuggle Wuggles
    Shnuggle WugglesVor Monat

    Now he can speedrun the game!

  • SubbieNautica
    SubbieNauticaVor Monat

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

  • Qwerty Tuop
    Qwerty TuopVor Monat

    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

  • Mr. FlipFlop
    Mr. FlipFlopVor Monat

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

  • Mr. FlipFlop
    Mr. FlipFlopVor Monat