Alright basically I’ve been working on a full sanwa mod of the old school Namco Stick, the yellow and grey one. I hooked up everything and did buttons with quick disconnects and they all worked. Than all of a sudden one of the buttons just stopped working. I figured one of the qucik disconnects came loose and low and behold opened it up and one of them did so I was like. Well fuck this I’m not gonna have this happene over and over again so I got ride of the quick disoconnects and soldered all the buttons directly. However the button that the quick disconnect fell off of isn’t working still.
This is the list of things I’ve done and hasn’t worked:
1.) Replaced the Button
2.) Redid both the solder to the board and the button
3.) Check if it was being grounded anywehre
I’m out of ideas. Ever single button works perfect excpet for just one. WTF?
Haha, I re-read that and I’m thinking it came across wrong. I was trying to back you up as well. He needs to start swapping things around because he’s the only one who can fix this (unless he’s in CA and is surrounded by thousands of SRK members).
Let’s try breaking this down then:
Button doesn’t work in it’s original location.
Button works fine in a different location.
What could it possibly be aside from the wiring? If you killed a point on the PCB then you should be able to determine that by hooking up the ‘bad’ wire to a ‘good’ button.
It very well may be something on the PCB then. Desolder the wire from one of your good buttons and connect bad the wire to it. If it doesn’t work then it’s either the wire or the PCB.
If you suspect it’s the PCB then quadruple check your soldering on the bad point. If it’s a copper pad then see if it has been lifted or looks burnt. It’s not out of the question that it’s dead. In that case you will have to find an alternate point to solder to (assuming one exists).
How the hell could it be dead though I didn’t even touch the PC Board at the start. All I did was clip the qucik disconnects off, cut the wire where the quicks were, and strip and solder. So why didn’t it work? What could have killed it and how?
I recommend you check the wires. Got a multimeter? Set it to continuity, put one end of the multimeter on the button end of the wire, one on the pcb end of the wire. Do this for both buttons. This’ll let you know if there’s an open in the wire itself. Sometimes, especially with thin wire or single strand wire, there’s a break in the wire that doesn’t affect the insulation. If you don’t have access to a multimeter, just change the wire completely out and see if that helps.
I don’t think people are inherently trying to be jackasses to you (there’s a ton of replies to this thread). It’s just without actually seeing the PCB or poking around at it it’s difficult to give you a diagnosis.
Yeah. Those are basically the three points of failure. It’s not the button. If it’s not the wire as best you can tell then that only leaves the PCB.
True, but I’d actually suspect its a combination of the two Since the OP wants to ignore the answers he’s getting and doesn’t want to post up anything helpful like what pcb, which button, how it’s wired, pictures, etc. , I’ll keep my suspicions to myself for now.
It’s grown kind of fun in a masochistic way. This thread is a little too eerily like my job:
Me: Thank you for calling support. How can I help you?
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Customer: noobtastic.com, user troll
Me: One moment while I pull it up…
Customer: Can you fix this or not?!