Mad Katz TE stick (360) not powering up


Sorry if this has been discussed before but i tried searching the forums to no avail…

Basically, when i turn on my 360, the xbox guide button on my stick lights up (all 4 quadrants) for 2 or 3 seconds and then goes out. When i try to hold the guide button down to turn the stick on, it will not power up. I popped open the top and messed with the wires and the stick actually started working again but went out again about 2 days later. The stick is getting juice initially, but apparently not enough to stay on…

i tried all the regular troubleshooting techniques (swapping extension cables, plugging in to another port/xbox) and the same problem persists…

I was told that it might be a problem with the “ground on the joystick PCB” but i have no idea what that means…then i was advised to swap out the wiring which i have no idea where to get or how to start doing it…

anybody know what the problem is and how to fix it?

if there is a thread on this topic, please link me to the discussion and mods can lock this thread

Thanks in advance

  • Stiggz


Try replacing the USB cord before you mess around with the PCB.


thanks for the advice. i’ll give that a shot