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X.-arcade trouble with laptop (PS/2 connnection) [SOLVED]
02/25/11 12:13 AM


Hi all,

I'm having trouble with my X-arcade hooked up to my old laptop (Fujitsu Siemens, Pentium 4, 3 GHz, Amilo product line)

I cannot play more than two minutes without the control sticking, either the joysticks or any of the buttons. I swapped out of the joysticks, and even swapped out the little PCB inside the box with an old one I had lying around. To no avail.

When I hook it up to my main PC I have no problems whatsoever. On my main PC I can also unplug the keyboard and the X-Arcade continues working. On my laptop this is not possible, it just stops.

I googled for a while and couldn't find anything until I found a FAQ for an Australian parts store where it said that they were aware of an issue where in some cases the PS/2 port may not administer sufficient power for the X-Arcade to function. This may lead to sticking controls problems like mine.

Has anyone ever heard of this?

Has anyone ever found a solution to this?

Is there any way to control the power output of a PS/2 port?

I'm getting my HotRod back next week, then I can see if it has the same problem. If it is the case I may have to look at a USB solution. Any tips? Should I just upgrade or does it make more sense to just go for a new unit entirely? I'm a bit out of date and don't know what's out there these days. Both my X-Arcade and my HotRod are PS/2 versions.

Any tips would be much appreciated

Cheers

KC

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Edited by KiLLerCloWn (03/01/11 11:19 PM)







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* X.-arcade trouble with laptop (PS/2 connnection) [SOLVED] KiLLerCloWnAdministrator 02/25/11 12:13 AM
. * Re: X.-arcade trouble with laptop (PS/2 connnection) MiahXGaming  03/01/11 01:00 AM
. * Re: X.-arcade trouble with laptop (PS/2 connnection) KiLLerCloWnAdministrator  03/01/11 01:26 AM
. * Re: X.-arcade trouble with laptop (PS/2 connnection) MiahXGaming  03/01/11 01:33 AM
. * Re: X.-arcade trouble with laptop (PS/2 connnection) KiLLerCloWnAdministrator  03/01/11 01:35 AM
. * Re: X.-arcade trouble with laptop (PS/2 connnection) KiLLerCloWnAdministrator  03/01/11 11:18 PM
. * Re: X.-arcade trouble with laptop (PS/2 connnection) KiLLerCloWnAdministrator  02/25/11 03:09 AM
. * Re: X.-arcade trouble with laptop (PS/2 connnection) FatTrucker  02/28/11 04:26 PM
. * Re: X.-arcade trouble with laptop (PS/2 connnection) KiLLerCloWnAdministrator  02/28/11 08:51 PM
. * Re: X.-arcade trouble with laptop (PS/2 connnection) KiLLerCloWnAdministrator  03/01/11 12:57 AM

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