Sticky Remote Controller Joysticks

Anyone have a solve to the sticky joystick… we are having problems with our joysticks getting stuck in a max positions (all the way up or right)… These joysticks are only 6 months old and have a 1/2 season of play on them… we had to buy a new joystick at worlds because the joysticks had become really unreliable as they would stick in max positions when the kids would switch to using buttons

VEX Sticking Joystick.jpg

VEX Sticking Joystick.jpg

Here is how we fixed it:

How to fix a sticky Vex IQ joystick1.pdf (170 KB)

How to fix a sticky Vex IQ joystick2.pdf (124 KB)

Hi James,

We’re sorry that you have encountered this issue. The thumbsticks can get stuck if they are pulled outwards. To help resolve this situation, please press vertically down on the thumbstick.

If you are having any additional questions or concerns, please fell free to contact our technical support folks at or by calling +1-903-453-0802 so we can provide additional assistance.


  • Art

Thanks Paul… I will try that… ART Is this still legal for competition??..technically it is modified



Although jotsticks works fine but still sometimes they stops working or works improperly. This ia mainly due to their harsh use and also sometimes the environment factors like dust and mositure are there which decreases their reliablity. For its troubleshooting you must open it an clean it with the proper cleaner. Also check all its mechanical and electronics parts and replace them if required.

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