Joystick help, spark on usb connector


#1

I searched the forums and found a related article but it’s really old and no one has responded so I decided to create a new thread.

I recently moved my ps3 from one room to another and when I plugged in my joystick into the ps3’s usb I saw a small spark. After the ps3 turned on the joystick didn’t seem to work. I unplugged everything, reconnected it etc. but it still didn’t seem to work.

I’m not an expert on these kinds of things but I’m wondering exactly what happened and what I can do to fix it. Is the usb connector fried or pretty much every single component? Personally, I’m thinking that if I do in fact need to replace anything, it’d be the usb connector and maybe the ps3 board. The stick and inputs should be fine right?

Is there any way I can find out if anything needs replacing by using a voltmeter or something like that?

The joystick is custom and build by a friend of a friend of mine but I can ask for details about parts or upload pics or videos if you guys need it.

I hope you guys can help me out cause I haven’t played sf4 since it broke months ago. I pre-ordered SSF4 and really want to be able to play it as soon as it comes out on my stick.


#2

Have you tried testing the USB port with other peripherals? Or how about plugging the stick into the other port?


#3

yea, I plugged it into both the USB ports ( I own a PS3 slim)
unfortunately, the only real other usb peripheral is probably my memory stick which I lent to someone I know temporarily


#4

keyboard?


#5

Thank you for the post.


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#6

Thank you for the post.


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#7

my keyboard has a typical AT connection unfortunately,

does no one have any idea how I can possibly even determine the problem or parts affected?