Xbox 360 controller mod

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Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by Squigy » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:20 pm

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I'm trying to mod my xbox 360 controller so that it will have 3 analog sticks and no d-pad. I've used this tutorial (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=466559) that shows contact points to solder to. After finishing my project, the analog stick works fine, but the left bumper does not work. After some playing with it, I found out that if I take the analog off, the left bumper works fine. So obviously the analog is causing the problem. Are there any othe contact points, or another way to do this?

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Re: Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by RDC » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:23 am

You can't do that with the Matrix version controller, you'll need the CL (Wired) or CG (Wireless) version to do what ya want.
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Re: Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by Diminuendo » Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:22 pm

I had that problem with RDC's NES D-pad mod, the problem was actually mechanical, make sure your putting it together properly, I found the trick is to attach the bumpers to the front piece when putting it back together rather than the back.

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Re: Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by Squigy » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:57 pm

Okay, so I've got a "cg" controller now, and I've got some pics of the boards (here http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php? ... 8909&st=15). With it being common ground, where do I solder the middle posts on the analog? Any help?
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Re: Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by RDC » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:13 pm

The first thing you'll need to do is cut the trace in both POTs..

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..after that you'll wire up the middle lead of both POTs to any Ground spot ya want, then the 4 remaining leads of the POTs get wired up to the Up, Down, Left and Right spots.
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Re: Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by Squigy » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:29 am

Hey thanks for your help RDC. I've got it all wired up, and traces cut. Every thing is working great! Thanks again for the info.
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Re: Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by RDC » Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:16 pm

You're Welcome
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Re: Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by Squigy » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:46 pm

The finished product.
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Re: Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by eurddrue » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:56 pm

Squigy wrote:The finished product.
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Show it to all of your friends. They will be liek OMG! Microsoft F#$%ED that controller up!
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Re: Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by Diminuendo » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:29 pm

looks sweet, but I can't think of a point to it.

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Re: Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by Biased » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:17 pm

It would be cool if you re-wired the D-Pad and the analog stick to switch locations, like a playstation controller. I would like.

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Re: Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by Twilight Wolf » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:49 pm

Diminuendo wrote:looks sweet, but I can't think of a point to it.
He replaced the sub-par d-pad with an analog stick, which I would imagine is much more responsive and easier to use.

I like it! The paint job's sweet, as well.
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Re: Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by Squigy » Fri May 01, 2009 10:42 am

I like my modded controller a lot. The thumbstick works great for games like Call of Duty when I can flick it in the direction I need to get my map, explosives, or calling in recon/artillery/dogs. For me it works great, and is much better than the d-pad which was a real headache at times. I also am working on replacing the d-pad with just 4 buttons cut-out from the scrap controller I cut the thumstick from.
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Re: Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by Mario » Fri May 01, 2009 5:13 pm

Replace the ABXY buttons with a joystick as well! :lol:
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Re: Xbox 360 controller mod

Post by XCVG » Fri May 01, 2009 5:59 pm

Mario wrote:Replace the ABXY buttons with a joystick as well! :lol:
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