Noob question regarding soldering buttons to Xbox 360 PCB


#1

Alright, so I’m thinking about doing a major overhaul to my dusty X-Arcade dual stick and making into a single player stick with a mixture of Sanwa and competition Happ parts. All I want is for it to have Xbox 360/ PC connectivity (I might add PS3 support later).

My question is: do I need to install some sort of microswitch board between the Xbox 360 controller’s PCB and the buttons? Or can I just run wires from the buttons directly to the PCB and call it a day? For some reason, I’m having a difficult time finding info on this. Even the MadCatz sticks seem to have a microswitch panel between the buttons and PCB.

Don’t laugh, guys. I told you I was a noob. I just want to step out of my SE artwork and button modding safe zone.


#2

Most people just connect their buttons directly to the PCB. Sometimes they use barrier strips or something to make the wires a bit neater, but they don’t change the connection at all.