So I’ve been modding my PS3 TE stick with a 360 SE board (Walmart sale - vanilla return = $15 stick:wgrin:) and finished it a while back, but ran into a snag with the ribbon wires not being 1-1. So through some trial and error tests, the pins were pretty much all correct. But when I thought the Start and Select switches were correct, the start wouldn’t work at all. So I switched the Start and Select pins so both work, but on 360 mode select is start and vice of versa. I chose to leave it at that as it was perfectly fine, but I figured I’d finally fix it and maybe someone knows of the problem. PS3 mode still is the perfectly fine. Figured someone may know the pin configuration on the 360 board. I’ll post pics or a diagram if someone wants to see the mod.
The pin configuration I used with the ribbon wired from the quick disconnect board go straight to both the ps3 board and the SE board, I never wired the home bar as I didn’t care for navigation or turbo on 360. The stick defaults to DP mode, I believe, for the SE board anyway.
(The following is the wiring configuration where the first number is the quick disconnect board, and the second number is the 360 board. Numbered from 1-11 where 1-5 is the 1st 5wire ribbon wire set and 6-11 is the 2nd 6 wire ribbon wire set. The numbering for the quick disconnect board may seem backwards as I did flip the board around for wiring purposes.)
USB dual mod install DPDT
[details=Spoiler] First off, I’m not that experienced in soldering as I only do it when needed and for hobby/modding reasons, so yeah I know my soldering doesn’t look pro and that my iron is probably too hot. So you don’t have to be too amazing to do this mod, also sorry if de-solder and re-solder are not real words…
A DPDT (see Wiki or Note:DPDT for more info) is a switch that allows switching between 360 and PS3. Alternatively one could use an IMP board, but this is another method. Whatever method you chose remember that both boards must be powered at all times, and the both boards must share a common ground.
Assuming that you know how to de-solder and solder wires already, open up the 360 SE stick, unplug everything, and proceed to de-soldering the board free from the USB. I highly recommend using solder wick, as starting with a fresh hole is much easier. Wires on the SE board are 5V/USB, D- D+ and ground. There’s another fatter black ground, don’t worry about it. Colors and wires i used were from the USB of the SE. Red for 5V/USB, white for D-, green for D+ and black for ground (Try not to mix them up, see Note USB if that section just confused you). Try to use quite a lot of slack, no longer than a foot should be necessary for the SE board to the DPDT depending where you install it.
following completion of soldering the new USB, you can go ahead and solder to the DPDT, or you can save that till the end. In this tutorial we’ll show it as each step is complete. Solder the White and Green data cables to the DPDT, leave the red and black ones for later.
Now de-solder the USB from the PS3 TE board. Re-solder a relatively short cable to the board, no shorter than a inch and a half preferably, so there’s some give. Solder the wire onto the USB, Red for USB, White for D-, Green for D+, Black for ground again.
Order should be the same, I re-soldered it later to the bottom instead to keep it cleaner and the wire was to short previously. Before soldering the PS3 USB to the DPDT, strip the USB wire you are going to use onto the DPDT. Green and White in the same sides as the first solder but in the middle output. (See note DPDT) Leave the Red and black out for later again.
Now solder the PS3 usb’s to the DPDT, this time take all 3 of the red wires, twist, and solder them tight. Take all 3 of the black wires, twist, and solder them together also. Electric tape, shrink wrap, or use whatever insulation you prefer on the connection. Double check your solders to make sure they are all secure by tugging on them a bit. Also check to make sure you didn’t accidentally solder different color wires or their pots together, and make sure you insulate your connections.
For installing the DPDT into the box, you need to find a place to install it. Most of us install it into the cable compartment. Make sure you consider how the wire wraps inside of the compartment. You’ll have to drill a hole just large enough for the switch, use any drill just be safe. I used a power drill.
All that’s left is to screw in the DPDT and test to make sure it works, or finish the rest of your mod if that’s not done. Personally I test the usb connections on my PC, switching in between them making sure the computer reads both boards separately and not at the same time.
USB is pretty much consistent of 4 wires. 5V/USB as labeled on the Mad Catz boards is the power, in this case I used the red wire. D- and D+ is the retrieving and sending data lines, White and Green were used respectively. Ground is just ground… Black was used there.
DPDT stands for Double Pull, Double Throw. Basically the switch we use has a 2 way switch which utilizes 6 poles, 2 for each wire. The Center 2 poles is the output/input of the common usb (the one that plugs into your console/pc) and the outside 2 sets of poles are for each board. One direction of the switch would activate PS3 mode, and the other direction would activate 360 mode.
Alternative to the DPDT route, you could use an IMP.
More pics of board and stuff when i’m not busy. And I’ll make some paint schematic, that should be better than seeing a bunch of wires all intertwined.