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2800 controller problem

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This is the Sears Arcade System II controller (American version of the Japanese exclusive 2800). 

 

Does anyone have any experience trying to fix these controllers?

 

In my case, everything works fine, except that you cannot turn left.  All other directional buttons work as do the two triggers.  I took it apart and there doesn't appear to be any difference (appearance-wise) with the button on the board.  It also feels exactly the same as when depressing other buttons on the board.  The wire connecting to the board doesn't seem loose and is indistinguishable from the other wire connection on the working buttons.  I'm pretty confused at this point as generally, you open up a piece of electronics and it is very visibly clear what the issue is.  Not so, in this case.

 

Also, I have a working controller, so no, it isn't the system itself.  The working controller works in all ports.

 

Any ideas?

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14 hours ago, Mitch said:

Sounds like it could be a bad wire in the cable.

 

Mitch

OK, that makes sense but is there any recourse for that kind of thing?  I feel like if that were the issue, the controllers junk at that point.  Also, thanks for your reply.

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22 minutes ago, GunNac said:

OK, that makes sense but is there any recourse for that kind of thing?  I feel like if that were the issue, the controllers junk at that point.  Also, thanks for your reply.

They're not junk. You can use the cord from another stick or wire your own, just make sure you get the right wires to the right pins. My daily driver is a 2800/ SVA II, and you can fix anything on those controllers.

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I've found that most of the time joystick problems are due to the cable. Usually its at the plug end where the cable meets the plug.

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As mentioned, it's probably the cable. Simple fix, just replace the cable. I never toss any controller that can be repaired, especially one that only needs a cable.

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