USB cord short. Need help ASAP!


#1

I have a tourney in 10 hours and just found out I have a short in my USB cord. it’s right where the cord enters the case. I have a Hori EX SE. I really need a quick fix. I don’t have much experience with electrical wiring and if I would need to buy something, walmart is the only option this late. Anyone have any ideas for me? :frowning:


#2

so it happened because you wrapped your cable around your stick?

cut it off at the area you wrapped it around and splice it


#3

just find a replacement usb cord (all usb cords have the same wiring) and cut off the old cord and solder the new one to it its only 4 wires the thicker 5th black wire is a extra ground not needed


#4

Or you could just buy a usb extension cord


#5

I didn’t wrap it around for fear of what happened :frowning: I think it just wore out. I’ve had the stick for 2 years. What would be the best way to go about doing a splice? It’s prob not that hard but as I said, I don’t know what I’m doing and wouldn’t know what I need.


#6

I don’t have any soldering equipment :frowning:


#7

its cheap like under $15 for solder and iron Radio shack 15amp
it will be fun


#8

I have a tourney in 10 hours and it’s 1 AM. I don’t think I can do that tonight lol


#9

walmart has them I think or borrow someones stick


#10

You could get some terminal strips from a store like radio shack, place the wires in and screw in place.
But you have to wait to the morning.


#11

If you go to radio shack the second they open, you can splice your USB cord with one of these. This is a eurostyle terminal strip.

You can cut off 4 terminals. Cut and strip off the ends of your usb cable inside your case. You can use a hobby knife to strip the wires. Tie a knot in your usb cable where it exits the arcade stick.


#12

had the same problem a few days ago.

watched this video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUi7BOmkaUM

fixed the cord in about 20 mins.


#13

Said it better than I did


#14

I’ll prob do this. Thank you all for your help and ideas. Hopefully it works out :S


#15

watch that vid that ryan. posted at about the 3.5 minute mark, he actually does it.