So I won this 2009 Round 1 TE off eBay.
I opened it up today and noticed that the stick doesn’t look like a JLF at all, it almost looks like the SE stick but at the same time it doesn’t. I’d take a picture but my camera’s batteries are dead.
It has the same mounting plate, shitty e-ring and actuator and getting gates on and off is a pain.
Yet it uses the same microswitches as the genuine JLF and has a serial number printed on the PCB “SN-05001N 1” which is the 8T isn’t it?
Also the 5 pin male connector has no plastic, it’s all exposed.
I think the guy just swapped it out with some bootleg Chinese knock-off JLF. I just want to know if I’m either wrong, right and it was the seller who did it or was it Madcatz. I’m leaning towards seller though.
Well, now I have a reason to buy an LS-56. I’m not going to sell my other stick with a knock-off in it. :C