Quickshot II

A few days ago I bought a Quickshot II joystick for my C64 from eBay. Today it arrived.

I knew it wasn’t going to be fully working, as advertised, because when I opened the box, two triangular pieces of metal were found loose. (One fell on the floor and I took a while to realise).

Part of a button

Sure enough, when I tested the joystick, neither fire button worked. I had one of these at hand and attempted to refit it. First time it was like the button was continually pressed. I realised I had seated this piece wrong, fixed my mistake and tried again. That worked and I had one working button.

Then I noticed the second piece. A bit more screwdriver and fiddling later and…

Both buttons fixed
Mini PCBs back in place
Joystick reassembled!

…now I have a fully working joystick! 😀

I did leave positive feedback but sent the seller a message telling him that a less technical person may have not been able to repair this and returned it as not working. I don’t give up that easily 😉

About Ponder

I'm a train driver from Cardiff, have been married a long time and have 4 wonderful kids... all grown up now! Warning: I tend to lose The Game a lot.
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2 Responses to Quickshot II

  1. Alun Jones says:

    Wow, that brings things flooding back! I had one of those for my Electron. Long gone, unlike the Electron, which is still in my attic, 35 years later.

    • Ponder says:

      This was the joystick I used most back in the day too, and cheaper to find than a Competition Pro! After messing about fixing this, I think I can keep it in working condition for a decent time 🙂

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