Just finished wiring up my Hori-ex2! Replaced the buttons with sanwas, wired them up to a barrier strip, replaced the pcb with a cheapo mad catz pad pcb, fucked up alot along the way…
Was originally going to use the stock Hori pcb, but i soldered one of the surface mounted contacts right off the face T_____T.
Then, I did the same thing to the surface contacts on the d-pad of the mad catz, so i cut it off (it was on a daughter board) and did a straight point-to-point wire solder.
Then, it turns out i accidently ripped out the wire for the up direction for the mad catz pcb, so i did another surface solder on the VERY tiny point that was left over.
Also, the LB ground happens to be separate from main common ground (wtf!?!?), so i had to daisy chain that one last mount to my star ground in order for that to work as well.
-Always tin your connections first
-Make sure your solder iron tip is not too hot when touching pcb surfaces
-Buy a working table, don’t use my computer desk
-Never EVER try to mod a Hori ex2 ever again, no matter how much i love the form factor.
attached is a picture of the messy innards. I’m using the artwork from my other thread, but i haven’t gotten it printed yet. The barrier strip will make removing the CP much easier…
…and my other thread