I have used Hori FS3’s for a while (mostly for Soul Caliber 4) but when I switched to playing SF4, I wanted to upgrade my stick as well. (well that, and I broke the fs3 by accidently spilling beer on it).
I ordered a HRAP3, it just got delivered this morning. When I turn the PS3 on I get the message about needing to press the PS button to activate a controller, and nothing happens.
I hit the home button about 50 times, and nothing happens. I hit other buttons, move the stick, nothing.
I come back 5 minutes later and the stick is working.
I also ordered some new buttons, sanwa obsf30’s, and a new balltop. I’m not a button snob, but I considered them a nice long term investment and I like the color better than the red, so it’s all good.
How much time would you think would be appropriate to use the stick as is, before messing around with putting the new buttons on?
I bought it from an ebay seller, one of the price hike specialists, so I’m sure I have no warranty anyway. Although they may be willing to exchange the stick, provided I don’t rip it open first.