Don’t cut off the prongs on the buttons.
My dumbass did a parts swap Sanwa Denshi parts from a Street fighter X Tekken fightstick pro for xbox 360 that I got used in box for $45 locally. I don’t have a xbox360 but I figured I was in the market to place a order for some arcade parts and that would run like $45 on focus attack for a lever and some buttons. So instead I went with this used stick as it seems it had light use. There was a focus attack sticker on it and the previous owner took off the previous official art and ordered the plexiglass for custom art and I guess just never made any art.
Anyway the parts I messed up came from my Madcatz Alpha which is what the Sanwa Denshi parts mod was for. My mistake was I cut the buttons out fine and was going to put all the lesser quality parts back into the TE PRO stick. Since the buttons were hardwired in the Alpha they had globs of solder on the prongs and I couldn’t get them to fit into the terminals.
So what does my dumbass do? CUT off all the prongs to the buttons making them too short to fit back in their plugs. Now When I go to sell it I have to say they need new buttons. The wiring is fine. I just recently got a solder iron and all the gear and just realized right after I could of just desolder the the globs off the prongs. Now these were the cheap buttons from the Alpha I ruined at least. Nothing quality name brand. I will probably just replace it with some cheap ones on ebay so I can resell the stick locally as working and just inform them it had a part swap. Ill add some art for them with that plexi too.