From what I’ve gathered, the SE comes with a washer issue that wrecks a PCB. Well, it all comes down to this…
Basically, if the arcade stick only has one PCB, and that gets broken by the washer then I’m screwed unless I replace the stick from the get go.
BUT, if arcade sticks have multiple PCB’s and the only one that gets wrecked is the stick’s… then I can play the stick until it stops working then mod with a sanwa JLF (because the other PCB’s still work).
so… do arcade sticks have multiple PCB’s and is the only PCB that gets wrecked by the washer the stick’s (like the literal stick)?
Sorry if my wording is confusing. I’m not into the arcade stick know-how.
The washer issue with the first run (only) of SE sticks can potentially mess up the pcb the stick is sitting on. Not the pcb that receives signals from the stick/buttons and sends signals to the console. If your SE stick dies, you can replace the stick without the rest having been harmed.
The stick pcb can be seen here for the jlf; the SE stick is very similar in construction because it’s a knock-off. This stick pcb is just to route the 4 directional inputs and common ground signals to the standard 5-pin connector. Some sticks don’t even have a pcb for this purpose:
If a button dies u jus replace it…one button is like 3 dollars…if u play on the default SE buttons, u’ll suck cause they are horrible…changing button on an SE is really easy cause they already have quick disconnects…just buy an SE and mod it…If you dont know anything, u’ll learn.