Qanba Q1 Issue


#1

Hello. Because I’m a ditz and was carrying way too much stuff up my staircase, I dropped my Qanba Q1. Everything still works just fine save the RT button. For whatever reason, pressing it treats it like an axis instead of a button press. From what I can also tell, one of the axises is totally off. I’m guess the fall did whatever to it, but I have no idea how I’m supposed to fix the problem. I’ve tried unplugging the connection to try and reset them, but nothing. Anybody ever experienced anything like this?


#2

Connect your joystick to your PC (instructions for Windows) and go under Control Panel
-> Hardware and Sound
-> Devices and Printers
-> Right click Controller, then Game Controller Settings
-> Select the Qanba Q1 (find whatever it is called under Windows) and click Properties

Under Windows, the LT and RT button both share the analog Z axis. Having nothing on the Z axis indicates that the RT button is being pressed. Having a full Z axis indicates that the LT button is being press. Having it at 50% indicates that neither are being pressed or both are being pressed. Regardless of that, games still treat them as two separate digital buttons.

Based on your symptoms, I assume you will find a blank Z axis. I believe you busted the microswitch on your RT button when you dropped it.


#3

Yeah, you appear to be spot on. Tested it and got the result you anticipated. Any clue how I could fix the microswitch then?


#4

Aside from completely replacing it, I’m not sure you can. Does Eightarc/Qanba offer button/microswitch replacements?


#5

I doubt any company would give a replacement if the damage is caused due to being dropped.
He can just buy any standard 30mm button and replace it and it will be fine. Now might be a good time to replace all the stock Qanba 30mm buttons with Sanwa or Seimitsu anyways.


#6

Alright. I replaced the button, but I’m still having the same issue.

EDIT: Nevermind. Everything seems to be working just fine now. Thanks, guys!