Had HRAP EX for xb360. LOVE IT
bought the MadCatz TvC stick. HATE IT
I’ve never done any serious modding before but now is the time to learn. I’m going to get a soldering iron, watch me some instructional youtube vids, and go nuts. But I need your help. The first thing that I’m going to try is to take the guts out of my HRAP and replace them with a wired Nyko Wing
Here’s what I see happening, ideally:
a) attempt to desolder wires from the HRAP’s joystick
b) solder quick disconnects to the wires i just desoldered so that I can easily reconnect them in the future
c) solder wires and disconnects to the Nyko
QUESTION 1: do you see any problems with the above steps?
QUESTION 2: what kind of wire do I need to buy? got a link?
QUESTION 3: will these quick disconnects be fine? http://www.amazon.com/22-18-Guage-Female-Disconnect-100pcs/dp/B001HTN3HA and for the joystick tabs http://www.jammaboards.com/store/187-quick-disconnect-terminal/prod_87.html
QUESTION 4: What’s the best way to remove the hot glue?
QUESTION 5: since I can’t really find any diagrams for what to solder where for the Nyko, is using trial and error safe? what i’m most concerned about is wiring the ground to the signal contact and vice versa and potentially ruining something (is that possible?)
Really though since this is my first time soldering I will likely fail and persue one or more of my contingency plans. I might have to replace the joystick, I might decide to then use this joystick in my MadCatz TvC stick. So here are a couple more questions regarding that:
QUESTION 4: I want to try the seimitsu stick http://lizardlick.com/images/for_sale/joysticks/ls_32.jpg
but it’s only got 2 contacts for each switch. The sanwa that came with my HRAP EX has 3 tabs for each switch but only the NO (not the NC) and the ground tabs are connected. What’s going on w/ the LS-32? What are those 2 tabs?
QUESTION 5: My Madcatz TvC stick uses a 5-pin connector
I may want to put the seimitsu in the TvC stick. Is it possible to convert a standard tabbed joystick to a 5-pin? How do you do it?
Thanks for reading.