MADCATZ TE2+ Mode Button


#1

Hello,

I apologize if there’s already a thread on this, I tried searching for it and couldn’t find anything related. In fact, I can’t seem to find anything related at all on any other forum either. Anyway, I purchased a TE2+ as part of preparation to play SFV as it came out, and it worked without a hitch for a while, I recently changed the out stick and buttons for custom silent stuff and have had no issues with that whatsoever.

The problem comes in with the “Mode” button, I think that’s what it’s called anyway. I’m talking about the button that has the LS-DP-RS LEDs above it which allow you to toggle the type of movement you’d like the arcade stick to control. When I plugged it into my PC today, it was on RS mode, meaning right stick…and when I press the button, it won’t switch the “mode” that the stick is on. This is incredibly frustrating, as it basically means that I can’t play any fighting games with it at the moment, and I have no idea how I would begin to fix it. Here’s an image of the button I’m talking about:

http://i.imgur.com/oO8K8S0.jpg

If there’s any information you need, please feel free to ask, I tried to be as detailed as possible.


#2

I hate to say this, but how recently did you bought that stick?
I might suggest making a RMA claim and using your warranty.

One thing I can ask, can you reproduce the issue on another PC or console?


#3

The issue happened on my ps3 and pc both. The light just doesn’t change. I’m pretty sure changing parts voids the warranty, right?


#4

I don’t know. It was definitely designed for easy access and Mad Catz provided (or used to) a screw driver.

I want to say swapping the buttons and joystick wouldn’t matter but don’t quote me.
I don’t think it would hurt to ask Mad Catz.


#5

There might just be a connection problem between the black ribbon cables that connect the main board to the panel with the Mode button. I would start by disconnecting and reconnecting those, and if that didn’t work, maybe testing the connections.


#6

I assume you’re talking about these black ribbons. If so I’ve disconnect and reconnected them several times, no good.

http://imgur.com/xR9qUEz.jpg


#7

Ow,
Looks like an RMA is in order :frowning:
Is that “Mode” button a single button press where you press it 3 times and it changes state?
(Sort of how the Qanba Q4raf switches from DP to LS, except it always defaults to DP).

Looks like someone did the soldering /wiring job on that PCB on a Friday or something.
On older madcatz controllers, the lever mode switch was done by a 3 pole switch that would just bridge circuits, and lock/unlock was a two way switch, like how your PS3/PS4 two way switch works.

Hope the replacement goes smoothly. Madcatz quality has gone down since their main guy left the company :frowning: