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Clone ebay controller review

Post by marshallh » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:39 am

So you might have seen those 1st party controllers on ebay that lack the Nintendo branding, and are "brand new" for cheap.

In short: they work, but they're crap. Standard pot based analog.

Only bonus is that the pcb has the buttons nicely labeled. How convenient.

Plastic shell is a straight up copy of the original. The plastic itself will probably yellow in a couple years. Buttons are stiff but work. Analog is kinda loose but doesn't grind.

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Labeled button connections. Even the analog pots are labeled on the back.
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DO NOT TAKE APART THE ANALOG EVER

Seriously I spent more than an hour trying to squish everything back in there. No lubricant in there so it will probably grind away to powder after a couple days of Super Smash Bros

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Re: Clone ebay controller review

Post by hidiosoman » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:27 pm

Those controllers look really easy to trim, though.

Are there any components of the back of the board?

EDIT: Just saw the other pictures. There appears to not be any components on the back. Excellent.
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Re: Clone ebay controller review

Post by unicycler17 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:41 pm

Is the analogue stick the main issue? Because these look super easy to trim, and if you replaced the analouge it would be nice in a small portable.....
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Re: Clone ebay controller review

Post by Cojiro » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:41 pm

yeah, the joysticks are terrible. the buttons aren't that bad, but if you're using just the board, no problem.
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Re: Clone ebay controller review

Post by Diminuendo » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:23 am

I had touble with the stick mod on the board, up, down, left, right worked, but diagonals didn't

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Re: Clone ebay controller review

Post by Mario » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:15 am

Wait, did you take stuff off the board, or are there NO components on that board at all?
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Re: Clone ebay controller review

Post by Cojiro » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:07 am

He was wondering about components on the BACK of the board (which there are none) for trimming purposes. There are some on the front, but pretty close to the center.
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