Any idea on what component is this?

Howdy!

So, I salvaged an old USB Joystick that stopped working on my PC, but I'm not sure of what this component in the attached pictures is. As you can see, it is not very big, and it has SG written on it. I think it might be a speaker or a vibration motor, but I'm not sure.

Do any of you know what this component is, or how to test its function?

Thanks in advance!

Howdy!

So, I salvaged an old USB Joystick that stopped working on my PC, but I'm not sure of what this component in the linked pictures is. As you can see, it is not very big, and it has SG written on it. I think it might be a speaker or a vibration motor, but I'm not sure.

Do any of you know what this component is, or how to test its function?

Thanks in advance!

Pictures:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yIeORQEO4p9Cfkkn0m-H7O2Rk6Jrct4z_DAObxutJw1aTgFShOS2rNUfAPEvoqtMZyHyA2Gak90ra0An7YjmA=w1920-h901-rw

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/Tkmm2zkpp17CWU6p5n2XI16dtvyietQuQBHey3tVEAUHvO5Ng_A49ZwQbROLC4ugK5ey-2mlcQk0hXwnuUoyiQ=w1920-h901-rw

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/d_DmL99KydH2ElU6-I2PKmD9bCzheOQEsUHb3hFNnlEKagxKRiSrm885VK1HHvHvcb70LEaA8bzICF6S7TfnXw=w1920-h901-rw

Your links are not working for me...

Hmmm, then can you please check if these are working please?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HvPLk6iS4_JsDDsOP5rY8cO-OFLbNY9rVw

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CcMssS8glWI9NgnTvBSQ_cGGisPANSCTBw

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WHVoVy0NsM2smd6v_yzjoEoy0tf1pUEAZg

Thanks for replying, this was my first post to the forum :D

Electret microphone? I think those can be used as some kind of knock sensor.

What attached pictures ?

Sorry, the attachments were to big, so you can find the pictures in the links down below:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HvPLk6iS4_JsDDsOP5rY8cO-OFLbNY9rVw

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CcMssS8glWI9NgnTvBSQ_cGGisPANSCTBw

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WHVoVy0NsM2smd6v_yzjoEoy0tf1pUEAZg

Electret microphone.

There are two solder fields, and if you look closely you can see that one is connected with tiny tracks to the outside shell. That's ground. Use a ~6k8 resistor from the other field to power (3-9volt). Tap the sound from the same field with a dc blocking capacitor. You need to add a preamp if you want a usefull signal. Many electret examples on google images. Leo..

Sorry, the attachments were to big, so you can find the pictures in the links down below:

Open them with Paint, and click on the RESIZE button up on the left and select "File\Save As" type JPEG.

Threads merged.

Hi,
OPs pic.
mic1.jpg

Tom… :slight_smile: