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I just got two lodgenet controllers in from bluedog and I can't seem to figure out the best way to cut out the restrictor gate.sanni wrote:Got the LN64 thumbstick working without any additional hardware. Just solder it's 7 wires to a retail N64 controller and you are done.
If the analog stick moves on it's own press L+R+START to reset it.
Feel free to test it out and report back
Solder the red wire to the first of the 6 pins on the retail N64 controller. Follow the order given by the ribbon cable until you reach Pins 5 and 6, they have to be switched, so first solder pin 6, then pin 5. Finally solder the 7th wire to the location as seen in the picture.
This is how I attached the restrictor gate that I cut out of the LN64:
On the other half of the controller case you have to bend away or break off a little tab just above the hori chip.
Hmm...this seems like a lot of work for a replacement joystick. Are we sure that we can't somehow hook up the existing lodgenet controller board to a standard N64 controller plug and use it that way?sanni wrote:I would advise against cutting out the restrictor gate since it takes a lot of time until you have sanded it just enough so it perfectly fits into the N64 controller after roughly cutting it out of the LN64.
Instead you should put a original N64 controller's pcb and backside of the case together with the front of the LN64 controller's case.
To do this you need to dremel away lots of plastic on the inside of the LN64 controller case frontside but since it's on the inside and not visible once you close it up you don't have to make it look perfect and a crude job will do just fine.
Hmm, well if that's the case then I wonder how difficult it'd be to program some sort of translator using a micro controller.bluedogrulez wrote:@artyom. I tried every conceivable combination on OEM cord to LN PCB and no dice. Our more technically savvy members can explain the reasons why.