Sega Virtua Stick HSS-0136 Help


#1

Ok my virtua sticks have finally died. I loved these sticks the were converted for PS3 and are the best sticks for VF5 ever.(IMO) I have already replaced the buttons, but I am having some trouble with the joysticks. Any help anyone can provide will be appreciated.


#2

maybe the PCB went bad.


#3

Checked that PCBs are fine, the buttons were very worn. Joystick is the same, it needs to be replaced. I just need to know if anyone has ever done this?, and if so what type of stick were they able to replace it with? I am pissed because VF5 is coming to xbox360 next week and my vf sticks are down. Thanks for the suggestion ed.


#4

I am also curious about this. Also, are the buttons on the 2P model the same as the 1P model of Virtua Stick? I am curious about whether Sanwa/Seimitsu buttons will fit


#5

You must remove the laminate to access screws.


#6

alot of people in this thread modded that stick. http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=135429

they looked to have installed sanwa jlf series sticks in them with some heavy modding done. the actual stock stick in it looks like a an old seimitsu ls56-01 clone so that may work with little modding.


#7

^Thanks akuma, and jdd I used sanwa snapin 30mm you just need to widen the button holes a little. I just went 2 full rotations with a round sanding bit and a dremel tool worked great.


#8

Thanks for the response Stargalaqtic.

Do any of you mod these or know anyone who does? I am thinking about having mine modded.


#9

^Contact paik4life he did a couple.


#10

Quick help for anyone who wants to mod these and still have the beautiful virtua stick art.

  1. I put the panel in scolding hot water for about 20 min. Slowly pealed off the art and immediately put it in the middle of a thick book with a 10 pound weight on top of the book. I was able to rub off the left over material on the panel and access the screws and everything I need to put in a new joystick.

  2. To get the panel looking good again, before you reapply the art paint the bare panel with 2 thin layers of black paint.


#11

That’s good info, as I have heard from a lot of people that there is basically no way to save the art. I don’t mind as I would rather have a plexi top with art. Also, thanks again, I have sent Paik a PM