Sorry about the longness of the replies but cos i'm new it seems that all my posts need to be checked first by a mod. Hopefully won't be too long till they decide i'm not a spam bot eh
So, some explanation, there are 2 5v rails, one 2 rails above the top ic, the other in between them. The resistors are all connected to the rails and then, hopefully to the correct pins. The ground rail is the one below the bottom ic. The skinny wires go to the snes connector and the fatter ones all go do a dsub, which I plug my joystick into. Since I can't seem to find any shorts and as far as I can see, all the wires go to the correct pins, all I can think is that maybe the ics themselves are faulty? I've ordered some new ones so hopefully i'll find out soon... If anyone can see anything glaringly obvious though, please don't hesitate to tell me. Unlikely though, I know, as its pretty hard to tell what's going on in the photos.