How is your reliability?
I originally had my stick set up like most other customs… with the usb wire from the hacked pad coming out of the joystick. I didn’t like this solution and through my modding decided to put an inline USB connector on the external surface to simplify things.
Now I am getting intermittent issues. It appears to happen with multiple USB cables, so I do not believe it is the cable side. It doesn’t appear that it is happening inside the joystick either because I have checked all the connections and they are solid, plus the insides don’t move around at all. I hotglued over all my solder points on the USB jack so those aren’t flexing.
Unless my assumptions are wrong, this only leaves the external connection points of the USB jack as the problems. I have tried wiggling the USB cable around and its not consistent in where it fails and where it connects, I have yet to get 100% confirmation that it is this junction.
This is my setup. USB connections from PCB routed to junction box, then connected to USB jack. DPDT switch not being currently used.
I will be using a multimeter to do some testing shortly, but because its not consistently failing it will be hard to have the multimeter catch it in a “broken” position.
Ideas? Comments on problems with your USB jacks? More robust solutions?