Did I break this (pics)


#1

Ok, so I removed the 3 prong resistors from the triggers for the xbox 360 wired (early) controller. When I found out I’d have to put resistors in there place, I put them back in. However, I think I might have soldered off the metal contacts, but I’m not sure, here’s a picture:
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4828/imga0003.jpg
here’s the other triggers to compare:

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6290/imga0004b.jpg

Right now when I test the pcb, it starts acting wierd right off the bat. The right and left analouge directionals don’t work, button pushes register as directions, some buttons don’t work, etc. I also have a bunch of wires running off the board that will be attachted to terminals and from the terminals to my sanwa buttons and joystick:
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9941/imga0005g.jpg

Could the fact that these arn’t connected to anything be the source of my problem?


#2

Ouch … use

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#3

Okay, I got the pics working


#4

It looks like you only have one Ground wire?
That Xbox 360 Controller PCB you bought is a non-Common Ground one.
It has more than one Ground; all the inputs do not share one Ground.

You actually have seven shared Grounds:
LEFT and LB.
UP and DOWN and RB.
RIGHT and BACK and LC.
GUIDE and START.
X and A and RC.
B and Y.
LT and RT.

So when you chained your Buttons and Joystick, then you did input, it did what it did.

Unchain your Buttons and Joystick.
Add more Ground wires, and put them with their respective group.
That would do.

For your JLF, if you have, you will have to cut the Traces on Microswitch PCB, and connect Ground directly to each Microswitch.
Here something I whipped up:
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showpost.php?p=6426326&postcount=20

You can also just replace the whole TP-MA and put in Cherry Microswitches.


#5

[quote=“jdm714, post:4, topic:65076”]

It looks like you only have one Ground wire?
That Xbox 360 Controller PCB you bought is a non-Common Ground one.
It has more than one Ground; all the inputs do not share one Ground.

You actually have seven shared Grounds:
LEFT and LB.
UP and DOWN and RB.
RIGHT and BACK and LC.
GUIDE and START.
X and A and RC.
B and Y.
LT and RT.

So when you chained your Buttons and Joystick, then you did input, it did what it did.

Unchain your Buttons and Joystick.

Add more Ground wires, and put them with their respective group.
That would do.

For your JLF, if you have, you will have to cut the Traces on Microswitch PCB, and connect Ground directly to each Microswitch.
Here something I whipped up:
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showpost...6&postcount=20

You can also just replace the whole TP-MA and put in Cherry Microswitches.[/Q\

yeah what he said, if it aint broke, break it lol


#6

Omg, I have so much work to do now. What really upsets me is that I was told by one or two people on these tech forums that there was one common ground to connect everything to. I feel like crawling into a hole and dieing now…

edit: thanks for the help


#7

the madcatz controller is common ground. only some of the ms official controllers are CG but yours has SO many traces all over it, it shows itsself as not common ground. less traces everywhere usually means common ground.


#8

I heard that the madcatz breaks down alot and has crappy online chat, is that true?


#9

You may of broke the traces off the trigger buttons happened to me my first hack. it also sounds like you have the grounds wrong on the other buttons and D pad. Slagcoin.com has the pcb layouts for most controllers.


#10

I think I cut into the board and found the traces, but I don’t know how I can be sure. When I turn on the console, the “My xbox” menu only goes out 2 tabs, it won’t show all three. The other controllers are messed up too if this controller is in when I first turn it on. If I start hd remix with another controller then plug this in, I can get a few buttons working but my character is also crouching and he always throws a crouching fiercce right off the bat. Does this mean the triggers traces are F’d beyond repair, or could this just be because I have alot of wires running off the pcb without going anywhere? Also, I attached the from the middle solder point of both the resistors to my buttons (for LT anf RT) but nothing happens


#11

If I remember correctly, default Controller Type-A for Button Configuration of SFIV, RB is Heavy Punch.
I do not have SSFIIT:HDR so I don’t know if Button Configuration same as SFIV.

On the Microsoft non-Common Ground Xbox 360 PCB, UP and DOWN and RB share Ground.

You are having problem with Character doing a c.HP all the time.
So something going on with the wiring there.

You say you have wires just hanging.
Should keep wires from touching other points or metal surfaces; will cause short if touch.