NG Control Pad


Galford's Armourer
Has anyone tried opening a NG-CD control pad? I tried opening mine because it wont do up or down anymore and I thought a little cleaning might help. However, while removing the screws from the back was easy, I could not detach the direction unit from the case.

New control pads currently run around $60 which is okay I guess. However, with fewer parts being produced every year this may become an issue considering the poor durablity of these items. I like the pad for games like Metal Slug so I hope there is a way to expand their life with a little maintenance.

Tips or comments are welcome.