Repairing a PS1 Dual Analog (SCPH-1180) controller
Well recently I found a SCPH-1180 controller in a shop, but there's one small problem there's a small cut in the cable so everything except the x-axis on the left analog stick does not register. So is it possible to just flat out replace this cable using a cable from a regular Dual shock controller? Also is it just a plug or does it require soldering? I'm hoping it doesn't require soldering considering how terrible at it I am (hurray for shaky hands). I would open it up and check, but I can't find my screw drivers at the moment that would be small enough to get the tiny screws.
It would be nice to have this thing working considering it's the first one I've seen before.
Last edited by Skaarg; 11-27-2010 at 04:42 PM.
That should be fine providing it has the same amount of points on the ribbon.
A cut on the controller cable would cause it to not being detected by the Playstation. Your cable is probably not cut enough to interrupt any of the signals.
If one of the analogs is not working, it's very likely the analog pot is worn out.
You have good chances that one analog mechanism taken from a PS2 controller work. The older the Dualshock2 you gut out the analog pot, the better as it's going to be a closer match.
Oh wait, I thought you meant the ribbon cable between the analog board and the main PCB. dur
Thanks for the advice! It would have sucked to replace the cable and the controller still not work. Next time we get a crappy DualShock2 in at work I'll try gutting it for the analog pot.
Originally Posted by l_oliveira