I’m coming to you to see if anyone has some basic wiring knowledge they could share with me.
I got an old arcade stick, expecting another collector’s item, but turns out the kid gutted the wiring and terminal strip inside. I got a deal as a result and kept it with the intent to either get it back in its original working order or just by a new PCB and make it universal stick. That is the easier thing to do, but I got it for a game on Wii and if I mod it, I’ll lose that compatibility. It’s a 10 year old product though so finding info is hard.
I’ve attached two images, one of my stick with what’s missing, and an image of the inside I found online. Buttons use .110 Quick Disconnect wires, and connect to a 10 pin terminal, but then it seems two 5pin and 6pin ribbon cables hook up to the terminal and then connect to the PCB. The company that made it was Madcatz and is out of business, but I’ve seen some images of similar terminal that have these extra connections soldered on. That said the total connections are 11 pins, so I wonder if it’s just straight up the 10 lines that just connect to the board from the terminal? If that’s the case, I could test this with a termial and the 5pin/6pin harnesses.
But yeah, in short, I’d like to talk to someone who may know about wiring these basic buttons in a way that works, or if I’m wasting my time. I could meet at an open house sometime if anyone wants to take a look at this thing.
Edit: I got some of the connectors I need, and I think honestly I just have to connect the 10 buttons to the connector and daisy chain the ground, 11 in total and then just figure out which pins on the board are what. I tried using a multimeter to find the ground but I failed. Any tips on that?