My trusty Saitek ST290 Pro is having a small mental break down and now refuses to recognize the number 1 button (primary trigger) on a regular basis. And that number 1 button is an important button. In CFS2, that button allows me to shoot down the enemy and any of my wing men who refuse to do what I tell them to do. In FS2004, button 1 is set up to engage my brakes....and my landing rolls have become incredibly long without the ability to put on my stoppers.
I have half a mind (which is all I have ever really had) to unhook the stick, take it apart and see if I can get button 1 working properly again. But I am hesitant to do that as I might mess up my stick totally. I have two back up sticks...a Saitek Cyborg Graphite and a Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar stick and throttle set....but neither of these will give me rudder input...and flying a plane with out rudder control is not all that nice.
Has anyone ever pulled their joysticks apart to clean the trigger switches? Are they servicable/cleanable?