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Logitech F310 Gamepad Controller Repair

By on August 5, 2023
Logitech F310 Gamepad Controller Repair







When one joystick on my son’s Logitech GamePad F310 started to stick I felt it would be a trivial repair, perhaps just needing lubrication, but it turns out that the metal shaft of the potentiometer had been galling against its metal holder and wearing upward.

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I thought that getting new potentiometers would be easy for such a popular game controller, but no matter where I looked the closest I could find was a 16mm unit (most are 13mm) but with a shorter stalk.

Then I recalled an obsolete steelseries 3GC controller I had around

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and opened that up (not easy with its Y shape tamper resistant screws). Inside I found pin compatible 16mm potentiometers but with shorter stalks

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 so I decided to try using those with the tops that came with them. Imagine my delight when everything fit together and worked. Similar 16mm units (with matching tops) seem to be available on aliexpress.

Hopefully this trick may help other people who have a Logitech GamePad F310 with a sticking joystick.

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This article was written by Anwar (Andy) Shiekh originally from London, England; he repairs things to help make an income go further and presently teaches Physics in Colorado, U.S.A.

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Note: You can check his previous repair article on 92mm CPU Fan Replacement Project




  1. Parasuraman S

    August 5, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    That was a marvelous fix and I really appreciate how you stood up to the last without giving up, which normally anyone tend to do!

    • Anwar Yunas Shiekh

      August 5, 2023 at 9:38 pm

      Much appreciated, but I was stuck that day, so it was a welcome distraction.

  2. Waleed Rishmawi

    August 5, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    thanks for sharing. I usually deal with playstations and xbox joy sticks but never opened one like that before. I am glad it is up and running. have a blessed day

  3. Aqib Idrees

    August 5, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    This isn’t a fix but simply a replacement of the joystick

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      August 5, 2023 at 8:50 pm

      Aqib: replacing a bad part is a fix. Have a blessed day.

    • Anwar Yunas Shiekh

      August 5, 2023 at 11:07 pm

      Fair enough, but when a mechanic replaces a part, has he fixed the car? In my case the replacement part was not available and I had to find an alternative.

  4. Albert van Bemmelen

    August 5, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    I never use a PC game Joystick to play games on my personal computer but good that you could help your son with his. Although I always can use my XBOX360 wireless 2.4GHz or USB connected game controller for that if my XBOX360 no longer would make it more interesting to play a good game.

  5. Tayo

    August 5, 2023 at 8:51 pm

    Amazing these were/are made with pot metal rather than plastic.

    • Anwar Yunas Shiekh

      August 5, 2023 at 11:18 pm

      The pots are the orange plastic things on the side

  6. Imran

    August 6, 2023 at 5:43 am

    Never know when an absolute item can come handy. Good recycling of old items/parts. Well done !

  7. Yogesh Panchal

    August 7, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    Anwar Yunas Shiekh,
    Good Fix!


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