PS3 TE Dual Mod


#1

Just completed a dual mod for a ps3 TE using an Xbox360 madcatz fightpad using a DPDT switch. Just one question though, is the turbo buttons supposed to light up whenever you press a button on the 360. It lights up corresponding to what button you press. Nothing bad happens (I think) and it’s a pretty cool aftereffect but I’m just wondering if that’s normal.


#2

First of all, congratulations for accomplishing a dual-mod and doing it the hard way! :rofl:

Anyhow, no, I don’t think those turbo buttons are supposed to light up.

However, as you say it sounds like a NEAT accident and I probably wouldn’t change it.

I imagine those turbo buttons probably use an LED or other long-lived light structure.

At any rate, knowing this forum, one of anti-Mad Catz crowd will probably come in and tell you not to expect the turbo “lights” to last longer than your next 3 haircuts! :lol:


#3

I also had this “issue” when I did my first couple of dual mods from PS3 to 360 using the 4716 pad, it too did the same thing, the turbo would light up, but after a while it just disappeared… I have no idea why it happens, but its definitely not anything to worry about.


#4

If that’s an issue, I wish it happened when I did my mods!

Oh well, as long as the joystick works that’s all that counts…


#5

shouldn’t happen, but its not like its a bad thing.


#6

its not gonna do anything horrible like kill a pcb or anything? (the stick isn’t mine its a friend’s… main reason why I’m asking)


#7

No it’s not an issue. Make sure you unplug it before you flip the dpdt switch. That should stop it from lighting up the leds.


#8

I think I’m weird, I have an easier time dual modding TEs PS3 > 360 than 360 > PS3.


#9

ps3>360 is pretty straightforward, just more work. only tricky part i’ve had with it was the hex inverters.

360>ps3 takes me about an hour with the chimp,
ps3>360 can take me up to 5 hours just because i have to strip so many damn wires.


#10

Agreed, although this was my first time doing this mod, it didn’t turn out dirty and cluttered. The fun part of this mod was finding out a place to solder the home button to. Used a fightpad though so need for a hex inverter :3

Also just realized from doing this mod that PS3 and Xbox360 madcatz boards are different. Never knew that until this mod.