So I have here a first edition Madcatz ps3 Fightstick SE.
I have recently been asked to fix it up & so I took it apart and probed it all over with my Multimeter and am happy with the connections of everything.
The trouble with the Fight stick is that Triangle is not working. (I think the PCB killed it.)
So I figured I would wire up a different PCB into the shell.
I wired it up same as I would any other stick (connecting vcc & gnd between the two boards)
but with no switches or anything as I have no intentions to ever use the original pcb again.
The reason I wired it up like this was so that I could tap into the turbo panel.
I wanted to use the guide button and the RS switch from the original pcb as extra controls.
Everything was going good until nearing completion of the job where I discovered that the PCB that I added, had now developed a fault and I think it’s because I linked it with the vcc to the duff original board… (Really stupid move huh ???)
So my question is this… Surely it’s possible for me to cut the tracks to isolate the switch(es) (and guide) so that they can be used without needing to power the entire 8818 circuit ?
I don’t care for the original PCB whatsoever and have accepted I will need to (again) replace it for something else.
It would just be nice to be able to use the guide button that already exists on the face of the stick rather than being forced to cut a separate button hole into the case just for the sake of an extra button or 2.
If possible, I appreciate anyone’s input on the subject of recycling the guide and both/either of the lock switches from the madcatz panels.