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How to clean sticky 'Y' button?

lubbe75lubbe75 Posts: 2
Hi all! 

I lent my Rift + Touch to a friend for a while and when it came back there was something sticky on the left control (sugary drink?). I cleaned it off but I suspect some of it had gotten into the 'Y' button. It still works, but it comes back up slowly when I release it. It feels "sticky" on the way down and up. 

Is there an easy way to clean it without taking the control apart? A drop of something (alcohol? bicycle oil?) and then just exercise it a bit?
If I have to take it apart, will it help? Can I access and clean the button easily? At this time I don't want to do anything too risky as it still works.


  • MAC_MAN86MAC_MAN86 Posts: 2,262
    Just try a wet wipe or damp sponge/cloth with washing-up liquid mixed in.
  • lubbe75lubbe75 Posts: 2
    Yes, it's good enough. Thanks!
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,776 Volunteer Moderator
    lubbe75 said:
    Yes, it's good enough. Thanks!
    You can also try Isopropyl Alcohol .. make sure to take the battery out, and leave it to dry for a while after cleaning.
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