Hello there's , this is my First InStructable so go easy on me here .

Well Here today i'm going to show you how to repair your damage DDR metal pad , Well somewhat of it . My pad recently stopped working or only abit , I re-checked my contact pads under the steps they were fine, So i thought the brain of the pad was damaged ,After looking underneath and pulling out the centre, It broke all the other wires around it -__- So i had 2 DDR PSX soft mats i never use anymore , So i thought *i'm gonna wire this into my metal pad as the new brains.

Enough or my boring story ,lets begin~

This'll be covering:
Ghost/Phantom steps
Non responsive steps or
Replacing the brains of the Pad with a DDR soft mat

The Tools you'l be needing .

Step 1: Starting off with gutting your metal pad

Ok you don't have to fully follow this as there are afew different pads out there ,So follow this as a guideline.

Unscrew all bolts and corners holding down your Acrylic Steps.
Cut The wires and remove the contact pads.
Continue until all steps are off and left with the centre pad .
Check around the centre sides to see any screws holding the centre in place.

This part is abit hard , My Centre pad wouldn't budge ,So underneath were rubber feets with screws inside holding the board from below , Unscrewed 4 Bolts/feet and the top was able to pop off with alittle force .

<p>My pad has wires for the top panels.Do you know how to wire those?</p>
<p>So does replacing the guts in the center really help the pad stop missing arrows? The up arrow on my metal pad is skipping about 1/4th of the times I hit it and I've tried replacing the arrows, but it still does it. You think it's just the sensors?</p>
<p>If there was no other option of it working i'd swap the guts .<br><br>But sounds like it could be poor connection between the sensor and the brains,<br>Are the wires connected or show any signs of wear?<br>Also there can be crud or dirt obstructing the pad from making full contact.</p>
Why is the pad in pic one messed up <br>
Cus i cracked one of the acrylic panels , So i temporary swapped them for a less used panel

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