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Arcade Buttons not "smoothly" Pressing Down
« on: January 25, 2019, 03:14:54 pm »
I've been trying to fix my buttons from feeling like the plunger is getting stuck which sometimes stops the iPac from registering the input or otherwise making the button not smoothly being pushed down.

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I do have RGB's attached, but it doesn't look like anything is touching that or preventing a clean push.

Has anyone else had this problem?


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Re: Arcade Buttons not "smoothly" Pressing Down
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 03:26:21 pm »
Yep.  Take the button apart, wrap medium grit sand paper around button shaft, spin the shaft around.  Reassemble.



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Re: Arcade Buttons not "smoothly" Pressing Down
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 04:02:06 pm »
Yep.  Take the button apart, wrap medium grit sand paper around button shaft, spin the shaft around.  Reassemble.

Awesome thanks.

Is this a pretty common problem?  It's happened with quite a few of them.  Is it just hitting the plastic inside?

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Re: Arcade Buttons not "smoothly" Pressing Down
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2019, 04:36:56 pm »
It's happened to me from time to time.

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Re: Arcade Buttons not "smoothly" Pressing Down
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 08:43:20 am »
It could also be the spring hanging up from being shifted inside or in the case of LED buttons it can be the led housing itself hitting inside if it's crooked.
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Re: Arcade Buttons not "smoothly" Pressing Down
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 09:12:09 am »
It could also be the spring hanging up from being shifted inside or in the case of LED buttons it can be the led housing itself hitting inside if it's crooked.

Itís not the LED, Iíve checked. Is there anything you can even do about the spring?

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Re: Arcade Buttons not "smoothly" Pressing Down
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 06:36:02 pm »
Stretch it out some so it has more resistance. I've done that, too.
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Re: Arcade Buttons not "smoothly" Pressing Down
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 05:46:02 pm »
Or replace the buttons with better ones. I found a meaningful difference in button quality / reliability between brand name arcade buttons and the cheap Chinese ones off ebay.