English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Support > support.Hardware > Hardware mods

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 05 February 2020, 05:11   #1
powrslave
A1200
powrslave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: USA-East Coast
Posts: 104
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.
powrslave is offline  
Old 11 February 2020, 14:43   #2
Daedalus
Registered User

Daedalus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dublin, then Glasgow
Posts: 4,549
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.
Daedalus is offline  
Old 11 February 2020, 15:55   #3
dreadnought
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Ur, Atlantis
Posts: 205
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).
dreadnought is offline  
Old 12 February 2020, 10:30   #4
Daedalus
Registered User

Daedalus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dublin, then Glasgow
Posts: 4,549
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.
Daedalus is offline  
Old 12 February 2020, 18:00   #5
dreadnought
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Ur, Atlantis
Posts: 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daedalus View Post
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.
dreadnought is offline  
Old 12 February 2020, 23:23   #6
Daedalus
Registered User

Daedalus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dublin, then Glasgow
Posts: 4,549
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.
Daedalus is offline  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for Vertical shooter on Sega Genesis rcman OT - Gaming 2 18 December 2019 14:38
8bitdo Mod Kit for original Sega Mega Drive 6 Button, NES and SNES controller Retro-Nerd Retrogaming General Discussion 19 16 October 2018 13:38
Joyzz - Sega 6 Button Controller (wireless) from Krikzz Retro-Nerd Retrogaming General Discussion 3 28 July 2018 22:23
JAVA on Sega Genesis Akira Coders. Language 1 23 November 2015 20:55
Genesis Controller D-Pad "Up" Assigned to Button? atrionfo Hardware mods 1 01 May 2010 01:12

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.07684 seconds with 15 queries