What you can do is 'fold' the pins over so that they meet, and solder the wires onto the join of the fold.
An LCD issue is either a soldering issue, or a ribbon cable seating issue. Make sure it is seated fully (you won't be able to see the metal contacts when it is fully inserted) then, check the following image:
The PINK ones are the most important, if you have done these then the screen will show you 'something' .. when the TESTER image loads up, the TOP 3 COLOUR BARS should show RED, GREEN, and BLUE .. if any of them don't look like a smooth transition, then that is the colour area that needs fixing! You can see the image above for which pin d
oes which colour, and re-work those.
2. HOLD the START button
3. Plug in the micro USB to the SAIO board (you DON'T need to power up the console with the switch, just apply power and the LEDs will come on).
4. You should notice the ST1 LED (or the external STATUS LED) will flash quickly 4x times, and then for the next 10 seconds it will begin flashing on and off fairly quickly (it's pretty obvious).
5. During that 10 seconds, slowly rotate the joystick all the way around and keep rotating it (this is now calibrating)
Could you download the github repo (https://github.com/geebles/Super-AIO/archive/master.zip) and unzip it, and then go into 'source/SAIO_Arduino/SAIO_v2a' and open the .ino file with the Arduino editor.. then plug the SAIO in WITHOUT POWERING IT UP to the PC, and in Arduino click 'tools -> board -> Arduino Leonardo' and then 'tools -> port -> COM XX' .. then press 'Upload'
You may need to go into libraries -> Manage Libraries -> *search* "HID-Project"
If you get errors on compiling..
- Solder isn't melting! - Use a bigger solder tip. You want to get the right amount of heat into the pads without needing the iron too hot. A small tip and a cheaper iron might not work as you'll have to turn the temp up a lot to get it to melt, while then melting off small pads because it's too hot! Get a bigger tip, at the right heat, and you'll have a better time