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Old 04-11-2016, 03:20 PM   #11
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My joystick worked one day, and the next it didn't.

The lights underneath the hat switches are on. The joystick shows up under my USB Controllers in Windows and the status says OK. However, I get no response from any movement or button presses. I have tried it on 3 different computers with the same results.

I am planning on uploading the stl to thingiverse once I get it working.

If I do get it working, I will also make one with the joystick rotated about 20 degrees for a center stick. I am also going to add 4 mounting holes for anyone that wants to go to a 4 spring setup.

The tricky part will be the electrical connections. Currently, I have holes that run the length of the extension that line up with the contacts on the X55. They accomadate 12 guage solid copper wire. (I had some spare romex, so I decided to give that a try first.)

I am very much not an electronics guy, so if anyone has any suggestions for the electrical contacts, I would love to hear them.
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Old 04-11-2016, 04:06 PM   #12
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Sounds like something was unplugged. I have a couple of usb controllers for joysticks lying around when I plug them in and they have no buttons attached they act like that. Looks good to windows but nothing happens. Well since your taking it apart you'll find out. Maybe the wire connector was wound too tight thru the stick to the nearest pcb and was slowly working its way apart.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:01 PM   #13
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I haven't taken it apart to look. I think it is still under warranty, so I am trying to resist the temptation to do that.
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:46 AM   #14
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ah sorry ya I'd say check the warranty out first I didn't realize you still had warranty..
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:53 PM   #15
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Hallo folks.
Due to inspiration of spaceravers work, I modded my own X55.
Thank you spaceraver. Without your example I'd never had the guts to do it.

Look here, if you want
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