Need help taking apart my SVC Chaos stick


#1

So after dropping it too many times I decided to check what was wrong with my stick and opened it up. One of the grounds disconnected and the base of the sanwa knock off stick broke.

Now all I wanted to do is somehow rewire/switch the R1 and R2 buttons to where they are supposed to be. For some reason this stick has the L1/L2 button placement switched.

So now this is what I have:

http://media.twango.com/m1/large/0058/4e9f9f9421aa4e6e8fbaecb2e68bf6da.jpg

I see those two tabs that should allow me to remove that pcb. Problem is when I try to pry it out it feels like something is still holding it in place. I made it this far, so the last thing I want to do is shatter the whole thing.

Here is what it looks like from the top:

http://media.twango.com/m1/large/0058/24fb1229b3e34327bca95aeb5aca7a78.jpg

Anyone here ever take one of these apart completely? I don’t want to replace the buttons because I actually like them. I just want to make sure the R1/R2 are where they are supposed to be. I believe I got to all of the screws but am scared to use brute force, because some the plastic is really flimsy.

thanks.


#2

Wait, they made an SVC Chaos stick? :confused:


#3

The buttons are soldered directly to the PCB so you probably can’t pull it off without desoldering the buttons first.

And yes, they made SVC Chaos Sticks. 2 different ones (one for Capcom and one for SNK) just as with the CVS sticks. I have both versions of the SVC Chaos sticks and they are both brand new in box : ) Being a collector it was a great find.

The JLF knockoffs are VERY VERY good. I honestly doubt I would be able to tell the difference in a blind test and honestly that says a lot since I’m a joystick snob : P*

~Paik


#4

So I can’t simply pop off the pcb?

And yes, this stick was awesome, just stupid button placement.


#5

I just can’t seem to get in between the pcb and whatever is holding them together, which is most likely that they are soldered together as mentioned by paik.

I just wanted to move the R1/R2 for maximum adapter compatibility.


#6

yea its not likely, its a definite, lot of companies do this method
desolder the buttons off the pcb


#7

If you don’t have the soldering experience, I can bring my tools next time, Pablo. Along with the PCBs, of course :smile:


#8

The only thing holding the buttons and PCB together is the solder. Just desolder it and you’re good to go.

~Paik


#9

pick up a desoldering tool like this one (http://www.pinrepair.com/begin/desold3.jpg) for a couple of bucks at radio shack.

super easy to desolder


#10

on this stick are the knockoff buttons as high quality as the knockoff JLF and is the capcom version exactly the same as the snk version?


#11

I believe the stick straight out of the box is excellent. That is why I did not mind leaving the buttons and the pcb as is.


#12

I too have an SVC Chaos stick, and I really like the buttons, other than the stupid button layout. L1 and R2 are switched, and R1 and L2 are switched. I’m actually okay with that for now. I can probably re-wire the jumpers between the PCB and the orange board at the top and have the same effect, I think.

My main problem is that the stick seems really tight and it’s hard to hit the diagonals for quarter circle motions. I think I would do better if I replaced the octagonal gate with a square one…the opposite of what people do for their Sanwas. Would a square Sanwa JLF gate fit this stick? Do any of you know where I can get a square JLF gate without buying an entire Sanwa stick?