Removing Hori buttons from DoA 4 Stick


#1

Hello,

I’m trying to remove the metal faceplate from the DoA 4 Hori stick. I want to keep the buttons so I’d like to do this without desoldering them. I did put in a Sanwa stick (with solder) so that’s going to be fun. But I need the face plate off and the PCB to be taken out for artistic reasons.

It looks like there are places on the sides of the buttons that I can pull out the button from the microswitch…am I right or am I living a pipe dream?

Any help would be appreciated. Also, as I mentioned in the template thread, if anyone has a template for the face of this stick it would great!

Thank you,
Jonathon “Pac” Maness


#2

Not gonna happen, the microswitch can only be removed up through the button which obviously won’t work while soldered to a PCB.


#3

So the microswitches on these don’t disconnect from the button itself?


#4

they do but they have to be removed through the top of the button. they won’t come out with the pcb still attached.