Time to take a short break from posting about pinball machine repairs and restoration and instead write a short post on replacing the battery in a Playstation Vita console. Fixing my Vita has been on the to do list for quite some months and finally the replacement battery arrived last week. Time to see if I can fix this. What lead me to this point? One day I noticed my Vita no longer charged when plugged in. When the Vita is switched off, the Playstation button should glow orange when it is charging – this no longer happened. When the Vita is running, the battery icon should change to a charging battery icon and this no longer occurred either. When trying to charge it, the orange light would come on for about a second and then turn off again. The battery ended up running out and I could no longer play it 🙁
Some more progress on the fight stick.
First up was to get the top panel and support pieces together with some wood glue and screws. I also had to get the router out to make the start and select button holes shallower. The buttons I purchased for these were not very deep.
A little while ago, I was inspired by some work done by a fellow Aussie Arcade member on a series of fight sticks (Link).
After some planning and design, I thought I would try my hand at creating my own fight stick also.
First up was to decide on a button layout and size. I knew I wanted to have 8 player buttons, along with select, start and guide buttons since this is to work on a PS3 and Xbox360 console. I have gone with a top face size of 300 x 200mm. With the side panels added, this increases out slightly. With that decided on, and a button layout, I went about cutting the top panel to size, and cutting out the main player buttons and joystick hole.