The Home Panel Replacement board (HPR) is designed to make installing Brooks Universal Fighting Board (UFB) easier to install in Madcatz sticks that use the home panel like the one in the TE. It will replace the pcb in the home panel of any TE/TE-S/SE/KE/Brawlstick/Pro/VS regardless if it was for ps3, 360, or wii.
Features that remain are the player leds, lock switch, and home button.
Features that are lost are the stick mode and turbo.
Features that are gained are the touchpad, L3, and R3 buttons via the turbo button (now the Aux button). The stick mode switch (now Aux switch) will control which one of thosee three inputs the Aux button registers.
HPR setup for 360 model or PS3/Wii models that don’t have player leds:
HPR setup for PS3 model that do have player leds:
Some models have rubber membranes that have tiny little nips.
If it does then there are tiny holes for them to squeeze through.
What the board looks like once the switch caps and rubber membranes are switched over:
Back side view for the installed swap:
Included with the HPR are three harnesses and two headers. The two headers are soldered onto the UFB J5 and J4 locations.
If your UFB has one or both headers already preinstalled and they are shrouded then check to make sure they face the same way as the ones above.
If they are shrouded and face the opposite way then remove the plastic so that only the pins remain.
When the harnesses are plugged in they should be facing like this:
View of the HPR connected to the UFB. Two of the harnesses plug straight into the UFB. The third harness has just two wires. The red wire plugs into the screw terminal for the home signal (labeled PS/XBOX on the UFB). The black wire will require being soldered to the Kgnd wire that is part of the fightstick’s button harness. If the fightstick does not have a Kgnd then you may disregard this wire.
Example install into a Madcatz PS3 VS.
Strip the fightstick down and remove the home panel.
Swap out the pcb with the HPR board and reassemble the home panel. Place back into its original spot inside the case.
Plug in the harnesses into the HPR and UFB. As seen in the picture, the harness with two wires has is red wire going to the home signal screw terminal and the black wire soldered to the Kgrd wire from the fightstick’s button harness. The rest of the UFB install involving the buttons and joystick is not part of this scope. That is left up to you, but using the screw terminals is a good start.
Finished view of the panel showing off the UFB in xb1 mode.