I need help with how to solder the D-Pad of an early wired 360 pad (pic below) to a joystick.
Where are the best points to solder for the D-PAD… I know that I can scrape off the rubber on the top of the PCB and try to solder to those small points, but it seems destined to fail.
What about the reverse side? Which TP points can I solder to?
If I try to find the TP points on the bottom, how do I do that? Do I trace the copper on the other side to a hole, flip it over to the bottom, and then that’s my TP point? If so, how do I find the the ground/common lines?
Also, when I’m done, is it safe to use hot glue anywhere on the PCB to reinforce the solder?
I’ve looked everywhere for info on this (searching here, slagcoin, etc.) but there’s no good info out there on this (everything says to scrape away and solder those small points). There was a thread that explained how to do this with a LATE pad, which has different TP points.