Thanks again mate ... I swear u must be a relative of McGuyver
And yeah I agree its the worst 360 board but I really liked the new all black controllers + I'm only doing this once.
Theres probably an easier way to do these but what I've done is isolate the left and right sides of the board. I've got just one COM1 wire connected to left hand side for D-Pad + L1/L2 and one COM2 wire on the right hand side connected to  /\ X O + R1/R2.
Also isolated the PS (Home) button on its own and Start + Select together.
I should have explained the part about the LED's and Reset Switch a little better!
What I've done is isolated the LED's and spun all 4 of em around so they will be common anode the same as the DS3 but I also kept the Reset Switch connected to this common thinking that it needed a + source.
I see now that the switch needs cutting off from the LED common and bridging to ground.
Roughly how many wires should I have with these 2 boards?, I'm in the 30's at the moment and still need to do the 4 for the USB/PnC cable and 2 for battery connector.
Just been looking at that X-tal thingy and this one only needs 3 wires : Pins 3/5/6 are ground,2/4 are connected together and then just pin 1 on its own.Would make positioning easier removing it from the miniboard but is it fairly easy to remove without butchering it?This post has been edited by Bos: Aug 28 2010, 10:48 PM