Hey guys, I think my USB cable on my Madcatz TE Round 2 fightstick (Xbox 360 and PC) is toast, except I don’t know where the breakage is occurring. Everything still looks fine on the outside but I can’t get it to connect for more than a few seconds, and when it does my inputs are all off. I’m at the point where I just want to replace the whole cable, but I don’t want to have to solder directly onto the board, so I would prefer to cut the cable and splice it somewhere after the PCB but before it leaves the case. I have a few questions that I can’t seem to find answers to yet:
**-What is the type of USB cable I need for this? 1.0? 2.0? I assume 2.0 but wanted to double-check.
-I haven’t read anything concrete on this, but I’ve seen it mentioned here and there that wrapping the cable around the fightstick can cause this issue. I don’t wrap it very tight, but yes it is wrapped before being kept in a messenger bag. I was hoping to confirm this before cutting the cable. What is the preferred way to store the cable? Wrapping it loosely around the fightstick doesn’t seem too different to me than looping it gently in any other way.
-Can the end of the cable that I cut off be virtually any adapter as long as the end going into my Xbox or PC is the Type Male A? Meaning Type Male B to Type Male A will work? As will Micro B to Type Male A? Or hell, will a printer cable with one Type Male A end work?
-Are there any USB cables that come highly recommended for competitive play? Is there anything to “Nickle-plated” vs. “Hi-Speed”, or is it all just fluff and most any USB cable will do?
-Is there any noticeable input delay when going up in USB length? I would like to do at least the 12’-13’ that I’m used to, but wouldn’t mind taking the opportunity to upgrade to a longer cable, say 18’-20’, just in case I ever need it, unless it creates a noticeable delay.**
Sorry if some or all of these have been answered before, it’s a huge thread. Thanks in advance for the help!