I wanted to play 3rd Strike on PC. I tried plugging my TE stick into my PC via my front USB ports, which I had forgotten that i had not connected to the mobo yet. Thus, I plugged it in, the PC shut down on contact, & now all of a sudden my TE stick doesn’t work with my ps3.
i can get faintly lit turbo LEDs to show up if i press buttons frantically, but it doesn’t respond at all. do i have a paperweight now? help :crybaby:
nah i doubt it’s under warranty anymore. it’s been a good minute… but i’ve barely used it :shake: not only that, but the PC still beeps when i plug it in… it just doesn’t act like it’s there on the ps3.
A good chance you didn’t connect your front USB ports properly to your mobo, then plugged in your stick & got it fried.
Short circuited, in other words. If you want a replacement PCB, probably the easiest to get is a Cthulhu, if you don’t want to find a Madcatz one.
I dont understand why they are not connected and you are somehow getting your pc to still recognize it… you obviously HAVE plugged your F.USB into your motherboard, and probably incorrectly, which can cause power surges on usb devices.
if you plugged it into the front USB ports that aren’t even connected to the motherboard, when your PC shut down nothing should have happen to your TE because the USB it was connected to is inactive anyway.
It’s the same as if your TE WASN’T connected to anything and just sitting on your desk when the PC shut down.
From what I’m reading, he plugged the front PCB into the mobo while the PC was on. Then, upon plugging it in, the PC shut down and the TE died. From that, it seems that connecting the front USB did something that ended up frying the TE’s PCB and shut down the PC.
Lesson learned: shut down your PC before fiddling around inside it.
First of all I dont know how you plug a “front PCB” into a motherboard and Second if the USB ports weren’t hooked in to anything then nothing would happen to the stick or the computer. If there is no power going to the USB ports then nothing will happen to anything. Literally nothing would happen.
Which leads me to believe the USB ports were probably plugged in but, some of the wires were crossed.
And to JohAE86, You really can’t just buy a spare PCB to a TE. You’re going to need to buy a new(or used) stick to do the transfer and most likely would be pointless to do the transfer and would be better off just using the new one. Try selling the shell of your current TE because, someone would proably want that for a custom stick. It’s a nice case. Then buy a new TE.
Rich, do you have to send the stick in or do they mail the PCB to you?
i’m gonna try to call MadCatz on Monday. in the meantime i’m getting a backup TE stick. if they’re a no-go my TE stick is officially FOR SALE; probably on the cheap cheap. if anyone’s interested, lemme know.
btw, I verified that my front usb ports are NOT plugged into the mobo at all - there isn’t even a pigtail running from the port.