Tactiks, post: 7310009, member: 7417 wrote:
I bought the SparckCE on 7/19. I have been messing with the adjustment to fine tune the optics but it doesn't ever change. I have tried 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, full turns and nothing seems to work.
Toodles, post: 7310068, member: 2354 wrote:
If you'd like to return it and its good condition, no problem.
But I should point out that the potentiometer has a 25 full-turns range on it. Grab a multimeter, test the resistance on the two outer prongs of the power connector on the Spark, and turn it to the baselines which should be ~58 ohms. Then adjust it to your liking one full rotation at a time, knowing that each full turn is around 4% of the total range you have available. Still dont like it after that, send it back and I'll refund the paypal for the part.
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Toodles, post: 7308595, member: 2354 wrote:
No kidding? I didn't know about that.
Nightmare, post: 7313663, member: 45 wrote:
Im losing my down/left and I've tested 45-55. I like those ranges. Everything else is fine. Do you have a diagram of the specific LEDs I should look for? All of them are straight. Some look like they are leaning to the right or left but I straighted them out I think..
pablofsi, post: 7369110, member: 49765 wrote:
I just wanted to throw an idea, in order to sell this for arcade application purposes, ¿is there any way to get around the main obstacle which is the fact that it stays in function as long as it is powered on? something like a circuit or whatever which can turn it's power (only the SparkCE's power off) after a certain amount of time without any inputs marked, it's kinda ideal but maybe it's doable. Maybe add an additional button in the cabinet to power it back on again or make it automatic after a directioanl input on the stick.
obsidianchao, post: 7384603, member: 61073 wrote:
This is a really, really stupid question, but I just bought a Spark of a guy, has anyone made an installation video or diagrams or something for a Madcatz TE? I only ask because I'm relatively new to modding.
pablofsi, post: 7396652, member: 49765 wrote:
Lil question, I'll receive my SparkCEs this next week, I made all my buttons and stick common ground, and use only one GND on the McCthulhu, ¿is there any problem with:
1. Leaving the end of the cable that went to my normal Sanwa before, unconnected, hanging in the air?.
2. ¿Using a second GND (the one next to the directions) on the McCthulhu?
3. I read VCC and GND shouldn't touch each other, ¿would connecting the Sanwa to a second GND put it at a danger or something?.
Toodles, post: 6316359, member: 2354 wrote:
VCC pretty much means a power line. On the outgoing USB cable, its the one that's red. There's one on the 5 pin ribbon from VLX Kitty to VLX black box, but I couldn't tell you which one it is from memory. So, if you're not using an RJ-45 jack, shove it in the pin for the red USB wire. If you are, then let me know and I'll get a photo showing where to shove it. (wow that sounds bad. you know what I mean.)
johnhandy, post: 7436984, member: 31679 wrote:
I've got an original Spark installed in a FightPad, Imp2, MCC combo that's acting flaky when trying to trigger down (Spark is oriented with pins pointing to the right when looking underneath). Down and diagonals are often missed during :hcf: or :hcb:. I've rotated the Spark and the gate just as a test but it seems to follow the PCB. I don't have any issues in this same setup with a Spark CE. As a quick test, I took the gate off and down will trigger. I've peeked at the LEDs and none of them appear crooked. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Edit: Using stock actuator and JLF square gate.
DARTHLORD_SV, post: 7443605, member: 65252 wrote:
Toodles, offer international sales service? cuz im living out of USA
Jayducky, post: 7577778, member: 8265 wrote:
Uh, I guess I need to know where to shove it because I am using an RJ45 jack in my VLX kitty setup. Could you show me a picture of where I need to insert the power line on my spark? Thanks!
Ouroborus, post: 7629902, member: 746 wrote:
hey toodles, i bought a few sparks a year ago before the CE comes out.
One of them is still unused and I was wondering can I exchange the unused one for the CE?
The only reason being that one of my sticks is modded with the mccthulhu and if i use the original spark, it won't work for ps2 mode.
Redforth, post: 7641827, member: 79218 wrote:
I wanted to say thank you to Toodles, I just installed the spark into my HRAP v3 and it's turned the JLF into pure butter. Installation and adjusting the switches was super easy, and I haven't even soldered anything before this. Thanks again!
Toodles, post: 7642016, member: 2354 wrote:
In the corner next to the large '1.6' is a row of six through holes. The one closest to the edge has a white silkscreen line through it. Not that one, but the one next to it; the one second from the board edge. That's the best spot to connect the power.