Ok i’m hoping there are more than enough techies here to help me out with this odd and frustrating problem. I just modded my Hori FS3 with sanwa parts. Everything went well. I’m not new to soldering. I took everything carefully. Was careful not to create any bridged connections, or scratch the pcb, etc. Also the bottom plate is covered in electricians tape so there are no problems grounding out.
Here’s my problem. The PCB registers L1 as being pressed and held down ALL THE TIME. :annoy: To be clear, there actually is no L1 button in the unit. I had a button in there and thought the problem was physically the button itself, so i removed it. Still had the problem. Then i desoldered both wires for L1 and cleared off the solder. Still have the problem. Right now I have a completely un-soldered L1 on my pcb and its the only thing giving me any troubles. The L2 button was also soldered and desoldered at the same time as the L1 and it has never had problems despite being put through the exact same process. I just cant get the thing to stop registering that L1 is being pressed. Actually… sometimes it sponatenously stops registering it (as if its being released) but invariably goes back to permanently ON (pressed and held).
Now i’m open to any and all solutions, including permanently breaking off any connection to the L1 button, as I have no use for the L1/L2 buttons at all.
Please don’t respond with “disable L1/L2 in the options menu.” The reason why this doesn’t work is L1 is still being registered by the ps3 as if its being pressed, and… guess what, if you’re holding L1, you can’t directly work with the XMB while in a game. Also you have problems establishing a network connection… and you can’t send messages. Great “feature” huh?
Any theories and solutions would be a huge help.
PS> I mentioned i looked thoroughly for bridged connections and couldn’t find any. However, I did use flux on my solder and some of it got on the board around the rings i soldered. Is it possible the flux residue is causing a bridged connection? If so that’ strange because the other connections aren’t exhibiting the problem, and i also tried to clean some of it off to no avail.
Pic of PCB