How to Connect a Joystick to a PC

By James B. Jones

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Computer joysticks are some of the most common computer peripherals sold, as PC gamers often demand them for flight simulators and other gaming software. Connecting a joystick to a PC is as easy as plugging the device into the computer.

Step 1

Remove the joystick from the packaging.

Step 2

Place your joystick on a flat surface near your PC. This is so that you can measure the length of the USB cable to ensure it will reach the computer's USB port.

Step 3

Slide your joystick's USB cable into your computer's USB port on either the back or the front of your PC.