purchased new in box hori real arcade pro 3 ultimate marvel vs capcom edition and its dead from the factory. I’m very disappointed that hori would ship a worthless brick around the world just to waste my time. I have a tournament coming up on march 10. I will probably get it exchanged with J&R electronics for free but I might need to pay return shipping. tested it on xbox slim, windows 7, windows xp with latest xbox driver. the green logo lights up and turns off so I know it has a pcb inside. windows is telling me the device is broken lol. I wont open it up even though I have a full service electronics repair service in house. its all SMD and I don’t have a dump of the firmware so there is really no point in doing the repair myself.
I’ll update here after I get it warranty claimed or whatever just to tell you how it went. let this be a warning to anyone ordering a MVC3 stick from J&R electronics who could potentially be sitting on an entire warehouse of dead sticks new in the box.