This is my first attempt at soldering. And so far I’ve run into a slight issue with the Xbox360 late edition PCB. I have the guide button working, so I’m confident on being able to solder the buttons. However the problem I’ve encountered is the digital direction soldering points . For starters the wavey soldering points, I believe I’ve killed one if not more of these soldering points. As the wire I soldered on broke off with no effort and took the copper contact with it. I’ve looked on the back of the PCB to some of the alternative soldering points. and I’ve also removed some of the silver solder which were on some of those solder points also. I think possibly I left the iron on too long and it oxidized the solder. all I can see is card and no copper.
Is there any way to fix this, or do I have to buy a new pcb. If I do have to get a new PCB would I be better off with the Madcatz arecade stick, it looks a bit better to solder to. Are there any drawbacks to it. Also regarding soldering the xbox360 pcb. I’ve looked at a lot of guides on the internet. But none were specific for Xbox360 pcb to Sanwa JLF. And not very many had decent diagrams.
so far I’ve come to the conclusion that…
Two wires should run from the button soldering points on the PCB to your arcade buttons. I’m guessing this is how it works as I’ve been able to get buttons to work like this.
But for the joystick I’m still a bit bafooled. a Sanwa JLF has four corners. And I’ve been soldering to the silver solder on top of the pCB of the joystick. Is this right? If so then where does the UP and DOWN and LEFt and RIGHt digital wires go? Each corner has ON(NO?) and COM… I’m soldering the Button wires to the ON(no?) connection. So the com wire is for the Common wire from the PCB?Can anyone clear this up as I’m confused . Thanks