Controller d-pad rubber replacements?

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Pravnuk
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Controller d-pad rubber replacements?

Post#1 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:09 am

I experience the original DC controller as rather sturdy, but the rubber pad below the D-pad is torn on most of the controllers I bought. Although I know new controllers are pretty cheap, it would be nice to find a replacement for these pads. Anyone know a good site with high quality replacements? ($14 at ALiexpress does not seems worth it).

I actually tried putting a pad from a PS2 Dual shock controller there, it almost fits, but is not 100% reliable.

Another option would be to repair the pads with some sort of rubber compound, but in my experience it gets rather messy, and it is difficult finding a suitable compound that fills and holds the pad together.

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poopidoop
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Re: Controller d-pad rubber replacements?

Post#2 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:04 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Replacement-Si ... SwqrVcgE2H this is the best i found. there was another one on ali express but i dont think id trust it based on how shitty the website looked. but if you wanna see for yourself https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32379230051.html i couldnt find anything new so the ones ur buying are just taken out of broken DC controllers.

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aldair
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Re: Controller d-pad rubber replacements?

Post#3 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:08 pm

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peejallegiance
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Re: Controller d-pad rubber replacements?

Post#4 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:56 pm

The more I look at those 3 images, the more confused I get. :lol:

I'm guessing the PS2 silicone pads are interchangeable with the Dreamcast ? As long as you replace that yellow DC specific piece?

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aldair
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Re: Controller d-pad rubber replacements?

Post#5 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:24 pm

peejallegiance wrote:The more I look at those 3 images, the more confused I get. :lol:

I'm guessing the PS2 silicone pads are interchangeable with the Dreamcast ? As long as you replace that yellow DC specific piece?


Open your original Dreamcast Control it will have this yellow piece but you cannot use it on the ps2 rubbers. I had to cut the center of the damaged rubber to use the yellow piece and fit it on the ps2 rubber.


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