I have a cheap 2 player PS2 joystick:
The player 1 joystick frequently, randomly acts as if its been unplugged for a split second and then plugs back in. For some games this isn’t a problem but for MvC2 this pauses the game and tells you to reconnect, so you get frequent pauses during the game as the window flashes on and off.
I’ve opened the box up and looked around. I don’t see any obvious problems like a loose wire or poor soldering. I’ve tried every combination of wiggling wires and trying to find the point of failure but can’t get it to behave consistently.
I’m wondering if anyone here knows what could be causing this - if theres a particular wire on the PS2 that governs that, and maybe I could test it with a multimeter. I think worst case I could padhack a new PS2 controller and just rewire P1 completely. But before I do that does anyone have any suggestions?