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Old 21 August 2009, 00:06   #1
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Rubber contacts for snes control pad

Does anyone know where i can buy some replacement rubber contacts for Super Nintendo controllers?? There used to be someone on ebay who sold them but i can no longer find them I think it was called a "Snes controller repair kit".

Does anyone know where i can find these? cheers
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Old 21 August 2009, 00:20   #2
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Super Nintendo Controller Repair Kit:
http://www.estarland.com/product29809.html

$6.95, but temporarily out of stock.
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Thanks for the link! hopefully they will have some soon and ship to the UK.... maybe i should send them a quick email

I have tried looking everywhere and all i find are Nintendo DS rubber contacts
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There is a "Notify Me" button on the page to get them to notify you when they become available...

Good luck!
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What's wrong with the old ones? Have the rubber changed consistency?

I've always just washed them and then used a 2B graphite pencil to add conductive material to each pad.
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What's wrong with the old ones? Have the rubber changed consistency?

I've always just washed them and then used a 2B graphite pencil to add conductive material to each pad.
I cleaned the contacts a couple of days ago only to find the rubber is starting to split in places I was thinking about getting a couple of those cheap "fake" pads from ebay and just using the rubber pads from them...but i'm not 100% sure if they will fit? the controllers look the same shape on the outside.
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I was thinking about getting a couple of those cheap "fake" pads from ebay and just using the rubber pads from them...but i'm not 100% sure if they will fit?
Can you tell from this?
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I love that link - I thought it was just me that obsessively cleaned all things retro...
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Can you tell from this?
I dont think the rubber parts from the fake controller will fit in an official one
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Super Nintendo Controller Repair Kit:
http://www.estarland.com/product29809.html

$6.95, but temporarily out of stock.
Here is a pic of the original Snes controller rubber pads and the one's in the "estarland" link also look wrong

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I dont think the rubber parts from the fake controller will fit in an official one


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...and the one's in the "estarland" link also look wrong


Yes, I see what you mean.
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Old 23 August 2009, 23:04   #12
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At last i found them!

Here is the link in case anyone else needs them as they are a bugger to find!

Just select Super Nintendo from the left menu.... a good site for other console bits and pieces too!
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Yes, I've used consolegoods before and they're great! (However, they didn't come up when I Googled for the SNES controller repair kit. )

And only 2.90 for 2 sets!!


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Yes, I've used consolegoods before and they're great! (However, they didn't come up when I Googled for the SNES controller repair kit. )

And only 2.90 for 2 sets!!
Bargain! my Snes pads will now be re-newed and then i can get rid of my PAL Snes and the controllers as i have now managed to buy a "brand new" Super Famicom system!! It's a Jpanese Snes that plays NTSC games but i have a converter that will allow it to play PAL games in 60hz too
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