Just a more detailed post for anyone who is interested to read it.
Seven months in the making… I’ve eliminated all trigger issues by switching to the madcatz fightpad pcb but I am still getting intermittent “please reconnect your controller” messages that pop up for effectively 2-3 seconds and then go away. The result is that the controller is not functional or recognized during that time.
The situation here is obviously a power issue. Something seems to be getting shorted out. With that said, I can only think of these variables involved with power.
1- USB Cable
2- PCBs involved
3- IMP Switch
5- USB port(s)
I feel confident in saying I have eliminated 3 or 4 out of the 5 variables I have mentioned.
This list represents what I’ve done with my stick.
Replaced USB cable:
1-Used original TE Cable
2-Used a replacement TE cable sent to me by madcatz
3-Currently using the shorter madcatz Fightpad cable
1-Used original TE PCB
2-Used a replacement TE PCB sent to me by madcatz
3-Currently using the madcatz fightpad pcb
I’ve rewired at least three times and used completely fresh wires due to getting new pcbs involved. I’ve used an analog multimeter to confirm my 5v,d-, and d+ have a complete signal to the imp.
I’ve switched to different USB ports on my xbox and have played on other peoples xbox 360 and have had the same issues. Have not tested on PC as I don’t play many games on there. PS3 also does not have such thing as a please reconnect your controller message, so I cannot confirm whether or not this happens on the ps3, but I have not had any controller intermittent problems. This problem happens so randomly and is impossible to reproduce.
Untested variables include:
I’ve come to these theories.
1- Imp: Switch may be faulty. I’ve contacted toodles about his thoughts but he hasn’t replied. I have people (mds72582) who try to tell me its impossible for the imp to be the issue at hand, but I honestly DO think it can be a faulty imp board. Just wanted to note that I’ve talked to ShinJN who also has this “please reconnect your controller” issue but uses a dp/dt switch. This is one of the things that lead me to believe it’s not an IMP issue, however, he does use the original TE PCB and those have been said to give off the controller issue on non modded sticks, so there’s a possibility his pcb is faulty from the get go.
I have yet to try a different imp board because I’ve spent so much time and money that I really need someone to convince me whether or not that is the issue to order a new one.
2- Cthulhu: I seriously doubt anything is wrong with the cthulhu. Possible? Yes, but doubtful. I really can’t exclude this out of the equation though.
3- USB ports cannot handle dual mods? I know people have had successful dual mods and have no issues what-so-ever, so this theory can probably be knocked off the bat right away. I still have to include it just for my sake.
So this is my compiled list and I have nothing else to really say or add. At this point I’m debating if I should just buy another stick to avoid the hassles of dual modding but I really love my current stick and would really like for it to perform the way it should.
Any additional help or suggestions that you guys can offer will be appreciated.