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Author Topic: Help needed - SNES Ascii pad behaves very strangely  (Read 486 times)

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ChurchOfSolipsism

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Help needed - SNES Ascii pad behaves very strangely
« on: January 27, 2018, 10:46:54 am »
Mate of mine gave me an old Ascii-pad he found in a thrift shop. First I thought it was completely broken, but it turns out that out of all buttons, one (the B-button) still works: if you press it, the pad behaves as if all buttons are pressed. (used Windows 7 and a cheap SNES/ USB-converter to pinpoint the problem, but as far as I could see, when I plugged it into my SNES the problem was the same).

Took a look inside, and apart from lots of dirt everything (switches, contacts etc.) it looks ok. Anybody got any idea what might be wrong?

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Re: Help needed - SNES Ascii pad behaves very strangely
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 11:54:51 am »
Have you tried a light sand paper on the button contact? My nes controller looked fine but it wasnt until i sanded it that it started working correctly.

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Re: Help needed - SNES Ascii pad behaves very strangely
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 06:22:50 pm »
Sand the contacts, wipe down the pcb with lighter fluid.  If it doesnít work after that itís either the controller or your adapter at fault.


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Re: Help needed - SNES Ascii pad behaves very strangely
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 08:08:29 pm »
Great, cheers fellas, will do that!

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Re: Help needed - SNES Ascii pad behaves very strangely
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 01:32:03 pm »
Damn. I cleaned the ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- out of the sucker, sanded the contacts etc. but to no avail, it behaves exactly like it did before I tried fixing it. Oh well, you can't win 'em all...

  
 

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