TE2 and TE-S+ stuck input issue fix

Q: I find when I plug my Madcatz TE2, TE2+, TE-S+ into my PS4, that it keeps going a direction on its own.

Q: I find when I plug my Madcatz TE2, TE2+, TE-S+ into my PS4, that it has a button that doesn't work and when I plug it in a PC I see the button is stuck on.

Q: I find when I plug my Madcatz TE2, TE2+, TE-S+ into my PS4, that it causes the PS4 to stop working when I start a game or the controller doesn't work and when I plug it in a PC, I see there's a button on.

 

A: Madcatz, in the TE2 series for PS4, added tiny black diodes for each input. The purpose of these diodes was to prevent an electrical issue known as "debouncing". These diodes, in a small amount of units, are defective and are causing signals to stay active.

 

One example can be found in a recent TE-S+ I picked up off ebay as defective. After reviewing a forum thread on SRK. Thanks to SRK Tech Matt Gummo, I was able to figure out this issue. See pictures below:

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Down was stuck active. I desoldered and removed D11 (the last black diode) on the left side.

TES_w_D11_removed.jpg

After D11 was removed, the joystick resumed working as normal.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Modding!

-Joey W

Again, a big THANK YOU to Matt Gummo.

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