Adding a PS1 Digital PCB to a PS3 TE Stick


#1

I saw someone at the Devry GGAC/MBAA Ranbat use this. Couldn’t get a word with him though, and I really want to be able to do that with mine (for the record, I’m too poor to buy an MC-Cthulu + PS2/Gamecube jack chords). Any idea where I solder the wires from the PS1 to? I see a what looks like a little PCB under the quick disconnect ports of the stick, so I guess I’d put solder there?


#2

i gutted my case and just ran wires from the pad to the buttons/directionals


#3

Check out the stickies thread.

http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=209057

Installing an MC Cthulhu and Imp in an Xbox 360 SF4 SE stick
http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=184787
(still relevant, will give you an idea of a TE’s guts)

2 PCB’s in one stick - Possible?
http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=146124

Check Slagcoin for PSone PCB diagrams (and soldering info)

Pretty much all the information you need is there in the sticky.


#4

I believe the PS3 TE only has a PCB on the top left corner unlike the 360 TE (not counting the terminal strip). You can either 1. take the PCB off and solder it to the respective points or 2. you can do it using minimal/no soldering by taking advantage of the terminal strip. You’d still need to solder the VCC from DS1 to TE if using method 2. Easiest location would be where it says VCC on the top left PCB.


#5

Okay, so let’s say I do want to do method 2. Could you elaborate a little more on taking advantage of the terminal cables? Those are the grey cables running from the quick disconnect ports to the top left PCB correct?


#6

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#7

Or you can follow his video^

Helpful topic with pics:

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=208145

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/137/img14271a.jpg

In this pic, on the bottom right where the multi colored wires are. That’s the terminal strip. You have 10 button inputs there and one row corresponds to signal while the other ground (I don’t know which off the topic of my head). You can have wires from the DS1 connect to the corresponding signals by pulling up the sleeves of the terminal QD’s and sticking a wire there, then securing it using hot glue or something similar. You can also follow the guide and solder everything. If you’re going through the no solder method, you’re eventually going to have to solder for the directionals and VCC.


#8

I was going to show that Thread too.
For the stuff.
Laugh.


Riotblade, the Directionals do not need to be soldered.
Just stick wires into the Housing where the Header for Wire Harness of Joysticks goes to on PCB.
Or even to where the Wire Harness connects to the Joystick itself.

Method shown in the YouTube video by ShinJN also.


#9

Pic of an SE installation:

It’s not a TE, but the PCB and Terminal strips are identical in both cases, the TE is just laid out differently (and bigger/more roomy). You’re going to follow what riotblade said and connect the buttons from the terminal strip, either by a solderless method, or if you’re comfortable with soldering you can do it from the underside of the terminal. The directionals are run from the top left PCB (top right in my pic), they’re clearly marked so you can’t miss it, you can technically do those solderlessly too. Then run the ground and vcc (3.3v on psx pad) lines to the spots on the PS3 TE pcb, those you can’t avoid soldering. Again, those are clearly marked, so you can’t miss them… they’re right next to the spots for the directionals.

the diagram for the digital pad is on slagcoin.com, it’s very easy to hack, just make sure you scrap the black coating before trying to solder to it.


#10

Sorry for the necro post, but I think it’s better than starting a new topic. Anyway, I haven’t had a chance to buy all my materials yet because I’m still reading up (probably should’ve mentioned I don’t have a lot of soldering experience), and I have a few other questions. So far, from following the solderless method for the buttons, I’m buying the wires mentioned in the video: 26 AWG Solid for the QD buttons, and 26/28 AWG Stranded for the ribbon cables. Now my only other questions would be:

-Do I have to use different wires when soldering the grounds and VCCs together or will the ones I used for the terminal/ribbon cables work? Same question for the directionals?

-The controller whose PCB I’m ripping specifically is a PS1 Digital H series controller (Corresponding PCB:http://slagcoin.com/joystick/pcb_diagrams/ps1_diagram1.jpg). I’m having a little trouble understanding the solder points for L2, R2, and Left, as well as the multiple ground points purposes since I thought you only needed to have one?

Again, thanks for all the help and sorry about the necropost


#11

Sorry for the necro post, but I think it’s better than starting a new topic. Anyway, I haven’t had a chance to buy all my materials yet because I’m still reading up (probably should’ve mentioned I don’t have a lot of soldering experience), and I have a few other questions. So far, from following the solderless method for the buttons, I’m buying the wires mentioned in the video: 26 AWG Solid for the QD buttons, and 26/28 AWG Stranded for the ribbon cables. Now my only other questions would be:

-Do I have to use different wires when soldering the grounds and VCCs together or will the ones I used for the terminal/ribbon cables work? Same question for the directionals?

-The controller whose PCB I’m ripping specifically is a PS1 Digital H series controller (Corresponding PCB:http://slagcoin.com/joystick/pcb_diagrams/ps1_diagram1.jpg). I’m having a little trouble understanding the solder points for L2, R2, and Left, as well as the multiple ground points purposes since I thought you only needed to have one?

Again, thanks for all the help and sorry about the necropost


#12

You can use whatever wire you want.
Is just to make things easier.

Multiple Ground point is use for options.
Shown just for convenience.
Need only one.

The whole big bright green that connects everything is Ground.