Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 Is Dead: Any tricks?


Enough Said.

Show me a link with 1₵ crimp pins.

Got a multi-meter, its the only way to be sure.

THIS, This 1000 times over.

If you think you know so much better, then why waste our time and even ask?!

Honestly, soldering is so much easier than crimping bitch ass JST pins. Not to mention a far more reliable connection.

You also need to proper tool for crimping those pins. Needle Nose pliers aren’t going to cut it.
And a decent set of open barrel crimpers are not cheap. Using the el-chepo auto part store crimpers are going to get you loose crimps that will fail.


as far as crimping tools go, this is one of the best:

$47 with prime shipping is not bad at all. I got them for $60+

Does that do those ribbon cable pins though? It looks like it doesn’t go small enough…

What’re you talking about @gahrling ???

Have you seen the pics on Amazon ???

This tool is hella small:



I use this for wires smaller than 26 AWG (which is typically what ribbon cable uses), so YES. it will work for ribbon cable.

I’m sorry, they’re 10 cents: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/SEH-001T-P0.6/455-1042-1-ND/527266
And yes, you can order only 10 or so at a time; shipping like $5, but you can get other stuff, like Quick Disconnects, which I actually do need.

Also, I already DID take a multimeter to the thing. I just said that! (Yes, I was a bit late in doing it because I had to go to work, but I did do a continuity test on the wire and it passed.)

Really? I figured I’d be able to get away with my wirecutter/stripper/crimpers combo tool. Are JSF connectors really that bad?

To clarify, I’m not talking about the wires, I’m talking about the pins which are too tiny to be crimped in a tool you’d use for regular quick disconnects.

Can the tool you linked to be used to crimp JST XH and similar pins? Items like this:


Yes. I use mine to crimp the tinyJST XH pins, and could probably use it for the much smaller JST PH pins.

not bad, just can’t be crimped with typical barrel crimpers and expected to work properly. For the larger pins, I managed to get away with using a $15 crimper from Digikey, but the smaller stuff, you’re going to want the Hozan crimper I linked previously.

Great, thanks!