Disclaimer: I normally follow the rules of “Your question has probably been asked before, so look for it before you post”, but I honestly don’t have any idea what I’d be looking for, be it the title, or reported malfunctions etc.
So here’s my “situation” I’ll call it. I have 2 fightsticks (one TE and one SE) that I am going to be modding in the next week or so, replacing buttons and the joystick and all. I’m going to be putting 8 Seimitsu buttons and a new ball top into my TE stick to prep it for custom artwork. I’m going to be taking the Sanwa buttons out of my TE stick and put them into my SE stick while swapping some plungers to give it a more customized look, and changing the joystick to a Sanwa JLF.
I’ve read NUMEROUS tutorials on how to do this, and it seems a lot simpler than what I originally thought. My concern at this point stems from live examples of people around me who have attempted the same thing. One of them has modded sticks before.
In two different cases, these individuals replaced only the buttons in their TE stick and caused some unexpected things to happen. In both cases, the fightstick would randomly turn on and off, and in one case, he couldn’t hold down-back.
Pretty critical problems occurred allegedly off changing ONLY the buttons. I say allegedly because I personally don’t see any way changing buttons can affect the joystick or causing the stick’s power source to malfunction or whatever happened to it. In the end though, it happened; so I feel the need to address this before I move forward.
So my questions are as follows:
Are these common occurrences for people modding their sticks?
Does it seem plausible that changing only the buttons can cause these problems?
What precautionary steps should I take before I proceed to modding?
Thanks tech guys in advanced!