Hello, I apologize if I'm posting in the wrong section. I'm not quite sure whom else to ask. The situation is that I have a metal dance pad that connects to a control box, at which I can choose to hook it up to a gaming console or a pc. I'm using it for a gaming console. I ordered a new control box, but was still missing the 15 pin male to female cable that connects the pad to the control box.
Went to radio shack, and the only cable they had that was suggested to me was a 15 pin male to female SVGA cable. It didn't fit because the previous cable had both ends with screws, as opposed to most cables that had one end having two screws and one end having two threaded holes. I cut the protruding metal ends with threaded holes, and both ends of the cable fit perfectly after that. I turned on the console to have only to have all the arrows and buttons assigned incorrectly. My dumb uneducated guess would be that the SVGA cable is for transferring information with video only, while the cable I need is for inputting information. Like I said, I don't know if this is posted correctly and am quite dense when it comes to cables and components. Before I spend a few hundred today or tomorrow, I would very much love to see if I can save most of that and just buy the cable I need.