Got an x-arcade tankstick for xmas anticipating SF4 and playing SF2HD on the ole ps3. Everything was ok… but over time, the left stick got “sticky/squeaky” and the right got “loose”
So last week it stopped working alltogether… I was not a happy panda.
Hit up their support and they sent a new PCB after I told em what it was doing. They seem to be on the ball in the support dept… i suppose they would have to be considering the issues folks seem to have.
Jonesing for SF in the meantime, I snagged a CE stick off ebay (still waiting for it to arrive tho) Course again I was naive and didnt know about the washer issue at the time so I have the super glue on standby…would love to put a new stick in but my ignorant butt didnt know there was a shortage of sanwa sticks when I “won” it.
PCB arrived today… I tore into the unit, filed/smoothed/lubed the sticks (which feel better than new now) meticulously installed the pcb and switches and wouldnt you know it… still not working. I have narrowed it down to the ps1/2 adaptor (tested on a puter and its perfect)… picking up one of those tomorrow at frys…
So another night of no SF4… Its drivin me crazy!
anywho… lesson learned… I would never buy a computer part without researchin it and the same goes for this stuff as well. If I knew then how bad the x arcade was I would have either built my own or bought a custom.
/end rant (thanks for the outlet!)