Author Topic: Fit knock-off guts into a PS2-controller  (Read 2678 times)

xdpirate (OP)

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Fit knock-off guts into a PS2-controller
« on: April 18, 2013, 01:54:03 pm »
I've bought this crappy controller on eBay since my other controller shit out on me.



...but I love my PS2-controller's look and feel, and I'm not ready to let go. The controller case, face buttons and internal push pads on my PS2-controller are in tip top shape, but the PCB has crapped out on me, probably due to old age, leaving four buttons unusable.

So, I was wondering if anyone else has one of these knock-offs pictured above? I asked the seller if he had measurements on it, but he only said "it's standard size" which could mean anything. If you have one, is it roughly the same size as an original PS2-controller? Do you think I could fit its PCB and analogs into an original PS2-controller's case?

bamboori

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Re: Fit knock-off guts into a PS2-controller
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 04:07:40 pm »
normally they are all the same size, but you will probably get problems as third party controllers use different contacts than original ones.
most ps2 controllers use membrane contacts.

lemmywinks

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Re: Fit knock-off guts into a PS2-controller
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 06:43:42 pm »
Also not all genuine PS2 controllers have the same internal design. My original black one (from an early fat PS2) and my silver one (from my slimline PS2) have slightly different sizes of parts and different mount places for them. Swapping guts from one to the other would require a bit of work with a dremel I think.

Could you not just buy a used PS2 controller? They're pretty cheap where I live, like a few ? for the standard black type. Unfortunately for me the silver ones are more expensive but still cheaper than a knock off.
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xdpirate (OP)

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Re: Fit knock-off guts into a PS2-controller
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 06:48:18 pm »
normally they are all the same size, but you will probably get problems as third party controllers use different contacts than original ones.
most ps2 controllers use membrane contacts.
I'm switching out the whole interior save for face buttons. I've already looked inside the PS2-controller I have now, and yeah, it's an electrical membrane contact sheet.

Also not all genuine PS2 controllers have the same internal design. My original black one (from an early fat PS2) and my silver one (from my slimline PS2) have slightly different sizes of parts and different mount places for them. Swapping guts from one to the other would require a bit of work with a dremel I think.
Yeah, you're right, but drilling a new whole or two, or filing down some PCB wouldn't be a problem, as long as it would fit in the original PS2-controller's case :P

Could you not just buy a used PS2 controller? They're pretty cheap where I live, like a few ? for the standard black type. Unfortunately for me the silver ones are more expensive but still cheaper than a knock off.
The prices of the controllers themselves aren't the problem, the shipping costs are, and I'd rather buy a new knock-off than a 10 year old used genuine :P Also, I've already ordered this thing, so.. I'll have to work with it :p

lemmywinks

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Re: Fit knock-off guts into a PS2-controller
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 07:29:36 pm »
Depends where you live I suppose, we have plenty of Cash Converters/Money Traders type stores which sell PS1/PS2 stuff by the bucketload as it's worth nothing to them, can usually pick up standard colour controllers and memory cards really cheaply. Unfortunately I have a habit of buying non-standard colour consoles so I end up spending more on accessories than i do on the actual console!
Handhelds:
GPD Win, GPD XD 64gb, PlayGo, RS-90, 3DS XL, DSi XL, GBA SP, GBBC Clone, Gameboy Pocket c/w screen mod, PSP Go
PC:
Medion Erazer, Toshiba Z20t, Dell Mini 9, Psion 5MX
Tons of other old laptops and tablets.....

 

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