Hello everyone, something very weird has been happening and I would appreciate any advice.
First off, my T5 Hori that I’ve had since 2005 stopped working shortly before Evo this year. Specifically, PS2s would not recognize it anymore. We tried to replace the controller port connector by soldering on a different one from an old PS2 pad, but this has proven extremely inconsistent; when I try to connect this stick to my PC, it will rapidly shift between “OK” and “Not Connected”, and PS2s give similar results.
Much stranger than this, though, is what came next. I purchased a new T5 stick for Evo, and it clearly had not been used much if at all; everything felt fine, none of the paint was worn, etc. Now, not even a month later, nothing will recognize it AT ALL. The only use this stick has gotten was at Evo, at a Melty Blood tournament, and a couple Guilty Gear practice sessions on my PS2. Now when I try to plug it into a PS2 or my PC, it does nothing, ever.
The PS2 and PC will still recognize my pads (one of which has seen frequent use) and my old broken SC2 Hori (which I haven’t used in years), but not the T5’s. Is my PS2 screwing up the pins or doing something else to kill them, I wonder? Is there any way to salvage them?
I especially hate the thought of an $80 stick dying within a month and would love to hear any possible suggestions.