Joystick causes my fightstick to disconnect and reconnect


Hey all, I’m new to fightstick repair and I have acquired an awesome Street Fighter IV TE fightstick for the xBox 360. I play SFV on PC. The only problem is when the joystick moves up and to the left, it will disconnect the controller. The controller will reconnect after about 2 seconds. I’ve done some research and it seems like the PCB or the microswitches might need to be replaced. I’m just not sure if this will fix my disconnecting issue because I don’t have another joystick to troubleshoot the issue. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


Check the PCB and make sure there aren’t any shorts on the IC. That is, make sure that no drops of solder have been spilled near the black blob by the previous owner.