My Madcatz arcade stick arrived today. I have just removed the PCB and now it looks like this.
I have the button mapping from the pad hacking thread, but before I go any further I really need some adivce on how to remove some of the more secure components, (thumb conrol, joystick mount, spinner wheel etc).
Are there any parts that I definately shouldn’t remove, e.g. trigger boxes on back (think thats what they are) or white ribbon connection? For the parts that are soldered on (rumbles and white ribbon strip) do I need to desolder them, snip them or just pull them away.
I would really like to remove parts without breaking anything. I figure the more I have to force things, the more likely I am to damage the PCB. I paid nearly $40 AU for this one and I think they are discontinued now.
Really appreciate any help as I have never attempted anything like this before.