Damaged Fighting Stick EX2


#1

Some time ago, I bought a Hori Fighting Stick EX2 for use with my Xbox 360 and I’m quite pleased with it. The problem is that I recently had an accident with it and the part of the pcb board(?) connected to the Right Trigger button broke off.

I made a snapshot of it in case I haven’t explained the problem too well. (Sorry for the crappy quality.)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/Bejito9287/Afbeelding002-1.jpg

Now, the thing is, I don’t have any experience messing around with arcade sticks and the like, so I don’t really know if there’s anything I can do at this stage. So what I want to know is: Is there any way for me to be able to fix it by gluing it or soldering it back together and make the respective button functional again? Again, I don’t know anything about this sort of thing, so I’m sorry if this is coming off as absolutely retarded.


#2

I believe you can solder the buttons directly to the main board. You might as well mod the thing while your at it. At least replace the buttons with Sanwa/Seimitsu ones.


#3

Well, you see, that’s the problem. I don’t know the first thing about soldering things like that and I pretty much don’t know anything about soldering in general, period. Is there something like a guide or tutorial that could guide me through something like this?

Edit:And I don’t buy new parts, or even mod my arcade sticks at all, since I’m a complete newb in that regard as well. So it’s going to have to be with whatever is already in there. Sorry.


#4

a have one if you want it i can sell it, or just the PCB… its new, i opened to change the stick but i havent have the time plus the JLW i had doesn’t fit :arazz:


#5

Thanks for the offer, but I already bought a new one in case I couldn’t repair the other. Sorry.


#6

Tons.
http://youtube.com/results?search_query=solder

You dont have to do a parts replacement, just repair the broken traces. Two wires, two minutes and itll be just peachy

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/4199/afbeelding0021ql1.th.jpg


#7

Yea, pretty sure toodles is right on that. He knows his stuff. I don’t know how to solder either but for just those points it’s simple enough. Make sure you get the right wire though, it has to be a certain size or it won’t work IIRC.


#8

Any wire will work.


#9

Really? Actually my friend has a 360 stick that he bought but the seller told him the headset port didn’t work cause he used the wrong wire. I looked at the inside and the wire was about twice as thick as the other button wires so I assumed he was telling the truth. Especially since he was the one that wired it.


#10

Wire is wire. As long as you didn’t accidently make contact with the other solder points around it, that repair in the picture could be done with uber thin >30 guage wire, lamp cord, stranded, solid, whatever. Hell, you could prolly use carefully cut strips of aluminum foil as a patch if you’re in a bind.


#11

The only other alternative to soldering is use a conductive pen to repair the broken trace. Here is a tutorial that I have found:

TUTORIAL: How to Repair a broken trace! HAS GOOD PICS!

Hope this helps.


#12

That simple, huh? I’ll have a look at those instructions in your post. Thanks a lot.:tup:

Edit:

I’ll take my chances with the solder method, but thanks all the same.


#13

Conductive ink is great stuff, but the board itself is broken, not just the traces.


#14

Oh… for the board, he can use epoxy to join the broken pieces and then solder or use conductive pen to fix the traces.