Hey SRK, my first post in the tech talk thread. I looked at a bunch of youtube videos, specifically this one because I wanted to learn how tighten the spring on my stick and also replace my buttons. Anyways here’s the rundown of events that lead to this problem.
I own a Tekken 6 HRAP3 for the PS3 and had it for nearly 2 years. All Hori Parts. I got a hold of Sanwa buttons and also tighten the spring simultaneously. First thing’s first, I opened the stick with no problems, switched the buttons, and then I started to begin the JLF part, and that’s where the problems started happening. First thing, was that when I pryed the stick open by forcing the E-clip off, the E-clip flew off somewhere in the living room where I was working on the stick and I lost it. I directly ordered a new one online with pretty much all of the components of the joystick resting outside. I left them all on the floor for 3 days until the package arrived today and I continued to repair the stick. I reassembled the stick just “how I remember” by working backwards and stuff. And then when I try to connect it to PS3 it doesn’t register.
When i first plugged it into the PS3, I saw a message saying something along the lines of “The PS3 has reached the power limit on the USB, Please remove one of the ports” or something along the line of those. Moving the joystick around and pressing buttons didn’t do anything. I thought maybe the cable band entering the Joystiq was put in backwards so I flipped those and after that I didn’t even get a single notification on the PS3 making me think I screwed it up even further.
But then I tried plugging the stick into the PC and testing it on an SNK emulator paying Last Blade 2. When I did that, all the face buttons including the ,/,O,X,Home,R3,Start,Select, etc. all worked and registered in that game. But the stick just wouldn’t register regardless of whatever directional input I put in. I then tried flipping the Main Base with the microswitches in different directions thinking that will change something but nothing happened. I have no idea what to do or what I did wrong. Here is a picture right now:
The stick worked fine before, but now everything just turned to shit and I hope it’s a simple problem I overlooked and can be solved. I really REALLY can’t afford getting a new stick right now. Will appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thanks in advance.