PS VITA 2000 PSV 2000 Joystick

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PS VITA 2000 PSV 2000 Joystick

Post by Tristan » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:45 am

Hi all,

I have been thinking of fitting an analogue stick to my Gameboy project. I really don't like the slide around type joysticks like on the standard PSP and was thinking of using a PS Vita joystick. I see the PS Vita joystick has a ribbon cable, has anyone tried to get into one to solder or have any ideas on how to hook it up to conventional wiring?
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Re: PS VITA 2000 PSV 2000 Joystick

Post by Roller Toaster » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:12 am

I'm gonna bump this old post because I just got a couple of these and was wondering if anyone knew the pinouts or could point me to a post that has the answer.

Just so it has an answer to the "how to" question, why not use a knife to separate the ribbon so soldering the ends is easier? Then wrap them in tape so they don't rip further

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Re: PS VITA 2000 PSV 2000 Joystick

Post by kite » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:00 am

The one PICTURED is NOT possible to solder as it is like a graphite layer or something weird (I tried, it just melts!) you'll need a 6pin 0.5mm FPC connector.

If you get a REAL PSvita joystick you can solder to it: ... ick_psvita

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