so i just finished work on my second stick and heres how it has gone.
totally done, everything is plugged in, new buttons new stick working fine. can’t wait to stop working and start playing.
stick2: buttons in (working fine)… stick is in (the stick itself is working) but i have a smallish problem…
The plastic (female) end of the 5-pin connector going from the stick to the main PCB is not snug enough.
When i plugged the stick in to test it out (i tried it out before screwing the back plate on because i wanted to have easy access to everything in case something didnt work) the stick wasnt working at all. Up/Down/Left/Right… nothing. I was a little freaked out because i wanted to get it working. So i unplugged it and plugged it back in. Still nothing…
So i tried tilting the plastic female side of the 5-pin connector. And when it is tilted down a bit it works fine. But it seems that the female end of the connecter doesnt fit snugly on, and if it isn’t tilted a certain way, it wont work.
How can i remedy this conveniently. Should i try to glue it into place and risk not being able to remove it later or is there a another way to solve this?
I just tested it some more and its strange. There is definitely a problem when the connector is at a certain angle but visually the angle is really really subtle. I move its around slightly and tried it a few different times and was able to duplicate the problem but visually the connector looks like its in place right. It seems like i might have to just find out where the sweet spot is and glue it tight. But that will stop me from being able to remove the stick in the future.