Im building my own Arcade stick at the moment and im having a problem:
I got the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT stick with the fitting cable and i soldered the cables for the signals to a 360 pcb, but now i have no idea where to solder the black cable for the ground connection to. The pcb im using is this one: http://www.slagcoin.com/joystick/pcb_diagrams/360_diagram6.jpg
The problem is that the directions dont have a common ground. i soldered it to the red common but obviously i only get up or down on all the directions.
Please help me.
The problem is that you would need all four directions to be on the same Common Line for it to work. What you must do is cut the traces on your Sanwa JLF TP-MA PCB so that the joystick is no longer for a Common Ground PCB.
Do you mean soldering cables to all the grounds of the signals and putting them together to one cable that goes into the stick? Doesnt that create a signal overload or something like that? Cause after i used the common ground for up and down, left and right also send the up and down signal.
I mean, like if all of the directions had shared the same common, like up and down are on the orange common, and if left and right had also been on an orange common, then it would work with the harness, too. Common ground is just easier because it will always work.
Yes. I just think i screwed up the pcb at the first try. Its strange. It works (exept for the stick) in the control panel of my pc where i can test the buttons, and in the game menu of SSF4AE for Pc it works too but when i get to character selection it doesnt work. I cant choose any character and cant go back, and in the game most buttons dont work either. So i needed a new anyway. Otherwise i would do it with the harness.
Im pretty sure thou that one of my wireless controllers is the late version and has a common, so i can just use the black cable of the standart joystick cable.
Im hoping for your help again. I just unscrewed one of my wireless controllers and its a version i dont have a guide to on slagcoin.com to, so i dont really know if they all share a common. But it looks like it cause the spots dont have fine lines that lead somewhere but immediatly go into this glowy surface. I made a picture: Hopefully you can make out something.
Wait, your inpin converter works fine? That’s super-weird. Super-duper weird. I really am baffled. Replacing your PCB would work, probably, unless if ghosts are haunting your stick. But, I really have no clue what the problem is. :shake: