im in the process of soldering the wires from the button to he pcb board , and i just wanted to make sure i grounded it right before i soldered anything. so i put the cable on the button and on the ground, the action works on its own without me pressing the button, and when i do press the button the action stops…
If the button registers as pressed when you haven’t pressed the button, you haven’t wired it properly. The circuit is being completed without the button, so your soldering job is probably sloppy. Why it would stop when you press the button is beyond my limited electronics knowledge.
But, I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying completely. What PCB are you hacking? Can you post pictures?
The last 2 controller PCBs I’ve tried to hack have given me problems. I’ve already hacked a dualshock with no problems but now i tried to wire another PCB and there is an issue with lag, when i wire any button there is lag, and it won’t recognize the button press until i let go of the button. In other words it won’t punch until i let go of the punch button. Now, in the case of the directionals it just automatically moves as soon as the ground & the actual button are wired, any thoughts? I haven’t soldered anything yet, i’ve just been testing it.
Have wires connecting the red parts to their corresponding button/microswitch. Either prong should work. I wish I could tell you where your shoulder buttons are, but I haven’t used a PSX digital pad yet.
Edit: Wow please ignore this post. I’m an illiterate idiot =\
Sounds like the same problem that laurie47 is pointing out in the link. So, are you using a converter or playing a game that uses analog? I’ll keep a look out for anything related to your problem as I go through the padhacking thread.
When using converters ds pcb is what you should use, tried an all digital psx pad + magicbox psx to xbox converter and it wasen’t playable, ds to xbox works kinda fine for me, seems there’s some lag on diffrent buttons or problems with simultanious pressed buttons.
My new stick will use dedicated pcb’s for every system i use it for to eliminate all these converter problems
Well i grounded everything by daisy chaining like in this picture:
Then i take a wire and put it on one of the button prongs (there are 3 prongs per button, 1 ground & 2 gold, i put the cable only on one of the gold prongs) then i place the other end of the cable on the correct spot on the PCB board (i scraped the top to reveal the copper) if i put the cable to (x, circle, square, triangle, L1, L2, R1 or R2) the button push does not register until i let go of the button, if i put the cable to one of the directionals on the PCB (up, down, left or right) then the button gets stuck so for example if i put the cable to the Left directional on the PCB then the character will move to the left until i remove the cable from the PCB, once i make contact again then the character moves again until i remove the cable and if i puch the button the character stops (so it’s reversed i guess, a button push actually stops the action but only on the directionals, like i said before on the other buttons the action registers after i let go of the button). Just to be clear, i do not solder the cable i just place it on the correct spot manually. Hope someone can help
Yes, that seems right on the button. (no pun intended) Toodles, is right, gotta avoid the NC prong or else you’ll have a weird stick, unique but…weird. Looks like it will be a clean install once you get it all wired up though, and Im a fan of clean installations.