NEED HELP! Fightpad keeps shutting off/going out and I need it to work!


#1

Hello all, so I have a madcatz fightpad that I have been using for about a year when all of a sudden when I am playing, the controller will randomly disconnect. I have no Idea why it started doing this, and it doesn’t happen when I’m not moving it and it doesn’t happen like every 5 seconds, just enough to be very annoying (about once per match). I have come to the conclusion that I would not be able to take it to a tournament if this were to keep happening so I need to fix it ASAP! I think it might be the wiring actually leading into the base of the controller, but I could be wrong. I have soldering experience, but I don’t have enough time to order something special (like another fightpad). So can you please help me out? I can post pics if necessary. Thanks!


#2

I bet you wrap the cord around the pad…

open, cut the cord, resolder… and stop wrapping the cord.


#3

I only do that when I travel, but you might have a point. Brb Checking


#4

Yeah it seems like it’s coming out. Gonna try to cut n solder now.


#5

Tried it, it made it better but it didn’t fix it completely. Gonna try and glue the wires down so that they won’t move off of the pcb, which I think is the problem.


#6

you could try a different USB cord if it keeps disconnecting. The extent of the damage to the cord might not be evident.