Hi all. I’m dual modding my Atrox with an FC4 and thanks to a lot of help from some local friends and @JMro from the forums, I’ve got the stick detecting and all the buttons are working through a system where I wired everything up to the old FC4 cable. I could have used the Atrox cable, but apparently to do that I would have to cut some traces on the original board, and I didn’t want to go down that road. The proprietary cable has already been replaced once by Razer, and I’m pretty sure they’re out of stock now.
I decided for the final step of my project I wanted to install a Neutrik USB port, as a lot of people have raved about them. I’ve seen some videos and pictures of installations, but I was hoping to fill in the blanks of my knowledge before I sit down to finish my mod. Apologies if some of these things have been mentioned elsewhere, I tried my best to search thoroughly before I made this topic. Hope some people can help me out with this!
- Judging from the razer thread and elsewhere, it seems a number of people just install the port, and then run a shorter/shortened usb cable from their original setup to the back of the passthrough. However, JMro posted this picture of his setup:
The Razer Arcade Stick Thread!
He’s been unavailable this week, but can someone tell me what I’m looking at here? Did he just solder the four wires to a usb plug, and then plug that in to the passthrough? Or is there some way to solder wires directly to the A slot? I’m assuming the former? Seems like he was able to mount things much closer this way, so I thought I’d try it.
- The Neutrik I ordered came with a little black cover for the female A port, and it seems to be supported by the little metal support that can be unscrewed and removed for grounding reasons. I don’t think I’ve seen this in any stick setups, so is it safe to assume I can remove both of these things? Or even that I need to remove them, for this to work?
- How important would you say the rubber boot is, if anyone has made the extra purchase? I was thinking about just getting a black one, but if they don’t serve any particular function I will probably go without. Maybe gives a little wiggle room for not being an expert hole-driller?
I think that was everything I wanted to know. I mostly found videos about the RJ-45, so really the wiring question is my biggest one. It’s really exciting to be this close to having my dual mod finished, I can’t wait to post pictures of the final setup!