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powrslave 05 February 2020 05:11

3 Button sega genesis controller woes
I cut wires 5 and 7 then crossed and soldered them together.
everything works great but I can't move Left.

Daedalus 11 February 2020 14:43

If right is working but left isn't, then something has happened to that line (pin 3 on the 9-pin port). There's nothing in the pad that can affect left without affecting right as well.

dreadnought 11 February 2020 15:55

I have this pad (or similar - Comp Pro Honeybee) and it does not respond at all after connecting. Any idea why? It is in a very good nick and the seller said it's working ok.
(my other Quickshot pad works fine though).

Daedalus 12 February 2020 10:30

Is it a Megadrive Honeybee controller? have you tried it on an actual Megadrive, or with an adaptor on the Amiga? Megadrive pads aren't really designed to work on the Amiga, and they only do purely by coincidence. If it hasn't been modded and isn't connected with an adaptor, it's quite possible that the Amiga isn't providing enough power to run the circuitry inside. If that's the case, an adaptor or mod will fix this issue by correctly connecting the power supply lines of the pad to the Amiga's power output pins.

dreadnought 12 February 2020 18:00


Originally Posted by Daedalus (Post 1378244)
Is it a Megadrive Honeybee controller?

Yes, it's exactly this model.

I have asked about it before (if it's safe to use it) in this thread.
Is it possible to buy such adapter somewere? (I haven't soldered anything for the last 4 decades). The pad is pretty good quality though and I'd like to use it.

Daedalus 12 February 2020 23:23

Hmmmm, well now might be a good time to get back in the swing of things ;) Yeah, the Honeybee controllers are generally pretty good quality alright.

I don't know of that many adaptors around, but the design itself is pretty simple. There's also an open-source one that's configurable in a couple of ways - it might be worth trying to chase one of them down because usually people will build them in batches of 10 or more.

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