Thanks for the pic, it’s in my reference library now! I opted to run the connections from the terminal strip instead of the MadCatz TE PCB, as I just didn’t trust my soldering skills for that small a point. For the joystick, I just spliced a wire for each line on the JLF cable. It’s not pretty, but it’s doable and it worked for the ChimpSMD mods I did on my own stuff.
As of last night, I had the MCC working through the Imp via RJ45 and was able to use it on a PS3 and a PC, but X360 wasn’t kicking in; the guide light would flash briefly when plugged in and nothing else. I figured, with James’ assist, that D+ and D- were bad joints, despite reading continuity between the MadCatz PCB and Imp D+ and D- connections.
Tried to clean it up today and it seems my bad luck with Imps continues; I messed it up trying to redo my D+ and D- connections (I messed one up last year that James’ had to clean up after me). I already had lost the D+ solder pad on the Imp, but when removing the wire, a thin film of plastic going from D+ to pin #3 on the 4066 came up. I assume this is A Bad Thing. I am taking to an electronics shop tomorrow to see how bad it is. I’ll likely just have to wait for Imps to come back in stock. I’m going to test the Madcatz PCB and make sure that works still tomorrow.
All this for a 4 button shmup stick… /sigh.
Now I know why I pay James to dual-mod for me! I should just leave this to the pros. At least the scan line generator works that I assembled!