PCB Issues?


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Hey guys. The cord to my T5 stick is pretty much shot. My stick will work on and off and may cut off on me in the middle of a match. Right where you can see the cord come out of the stick is where the cord is torn open and the wires are exposed. Needless to say I need to replace it. I’m assuming in this case I’ll need to replace the cord and the entire PCB is that right? I haven’t modded my stick before but I do understand that if I replace the PCB I can use a regular PS2 pad PCB to replace it. But one of my questions is: Since the buttons in the T5 are soldered straight on to the PCB, is there a way I can get them off with out a desoldering gun? And and another question is since I may need to get a new PCB I figured I would wire the buttons to it, but there are none since the buttons were originally soldered to the first PCB. Where can I get wires? I don’t have a soldering gun by the way so is simply using those wire grip thingys (the ones that you can attach to the end of a wire and then clip on to the prongs of the buttons) going to work just fine? If anyone understands or doesn’t understand, please let me know. Thank you in advance.