Madcatz SE stick serious help


#1

[LEFT]Hey there I REALLY NEED help! So I was modding my madcatz sf4 se stick and messed up 2 pairs of button connectors(yes yes I know I’m a modding noob). The button connectors I’m talking about are shown in the attached image. Can you help me figure out how I can get replacements because I really don’t know what to do. Playing ssf4 or mvc3 with just 6 buttons is “meh”. Thank you. btw the picture is just a random one for display purposes.[/LEFT]

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s320x320/402585_320430144666669_100000990570170_950946_1747295327_n.jpg


#2

By button connectors, do you mean the quick disconnects? They’re .110 quick disconnects. Can order them online, or you might be able to get them at a Radio Shack or hardware store.


#3

6 button is Cooler!
8 button is Dick!

What would you even need 2 more buttons for?

You can strip the wires and crimp on .110" Quick Disconnects. Unless if you mean the part on the actual button is broken. In which case, you can get a replacement button or microswitch.


#4

The crimp that joins with the metal part of the button has some of the metal part from the button stuck inside. Can I remove the crimp and attach another one to the wire or do I have to do a total overhaul?


#5

The crimp that joins with the metal part of the button has some of the metal part from the button stuck inside. Can I remove the crimp and attach another one to the wire or do I have to do a total overhaul?


#6

That’d depend on how much of the tab is left on the button. Is there enough to get the QD on securely? If not, you could solder the wire on there. Probably best off ordering a new button and a few QDs, though.

For the future, don’t force these off, don’t wiggle them, don’t do any of that. The parts are to fragile. Thing comes loose, you rip it out of the stick. Just use a butter-knife, small screwdriver, nail file, something you can get under the QD to pry it loose.


#7

By quick disconnects do you mean these?;


http://gremlinsolutions.co.uk/products/crimps-pack50.htm

If so, which one should I get?


#8

The first link you posted is the exact size, and the second link is approximately the same but measured in metric (.110" = 2.794mm).

Just to confirm, that is the part you’re referring to when you say that it “has some of the metal part from the button stuck inside”, correct? Try attaching one of the connectors for a different button onto the button which is missing a piece. Does it still hold on tightly?
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[]If yes, use a precision screwdriver to force the broken piece out of your existing connector. If this makes the connector too loose to grip the button, then lightly squeeze each side with pliers.
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]If no, you’ll need to replace the switch or replace the whole button:
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http://gremlinsolutions.co.uk/products/MS-Y-3.htm <- switch
http://gremlinsolutions.co.uk/products/sanwapushbuttons.htm <- button
(The above links are only to provide a visual example, you will need to determine the correct switch for your buttons and/or determine which assembled buttons will fit in your control panel)