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pcercuei

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2016, 09:29:48 am »
I'm curious to know if the new membrane you ordered is of better quality.

TimeDevouncer

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2016, 12:12:09 pm »
@TimeDevouncer  do you prefer/like the new Dpad better then the Game Boy D pad? I see that you had a purple game boy D pad before exchanging for the new one.  Would love to know if you actually recommend the game boy D pad over the new GCW Dpad that you just bought --pictured here. Thank you so much!

 And thank you so much for the post/pictures!

Fmmm, If I had to rate the Dpads, I give this scores:

- Original --> 5/10
- Game Boy Pad --> 7/10
- New DPad --> 8/10



I'm curious to know if the new membrane you ordered is of better quality.

Me too, when I receive it I make tests and put the results in this post.
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Quickman

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2016, 07:19:54 pm »
@TimeDevouncer  thank you for your rating system! That was perfect!

Warrior

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2016, 08:21:44 pm »
Can anyone give any insight on the colors?  Does the red match the lettering on the front of the zero (or is it lighter)?
Does the metallic match the outside trim of the console, or is it darker?

Thanks!

Quickman

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2016, 11:36:34 pm »
Can anyone give any insight on the colors?  Does the red match the lettering on the front of the zero (or is it lighter)?
Does the metallic match the outside trim of the console, or is it darker?

Thanks!
@Warrior  if you look carefully at the pictures on the page before this, it seems that the red D pad is a brighter colored red than the actual GCW zero writing on the bezel. I can't comment on the metallic though, because that seems like something I would need to see in person.

Warrior

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2016, 06:02:34 am »
Can anyone give any insight on the colors?  Does the red match the lettering on the front of the zero (or is it lighter)?
Does the metallic match the outside trim of the console, or is it darker?

Thanks!
@Warrior  if you look carefully at the pictures on the page before this, it seems that the red D pad is a brighter colored red than the actual GCW zero writing on the bezel. I can't comment on the metallic though, because that seems like something I would need to see in person.
Exactly.  I saw the pictures on the previous page and came to the same conclusion.  I was hoping someone that has physically seen these colors could confirm the color difference, possibly suggest the "best" looking colors in their opinion, or provide some clearer installed photos before I order.

Thanks!

alexei_gp

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2016, 07:24:30 am »
Well this perfect post to explain my problem.2 years of service of my GCW Zero and today i have a dead button.Its not typically stuck  buttons in my GCW Zero.. nop its a dead button.I cant repair my GCW Zero myself so i give to a local technician here on México.But before send  to the local repair,i need to buy the membrane of my button dead.I show my problem with this 2 photos:





In the photos you can see the button A its dead i cant pop out......
« Last Edit: January 06, 2016, 07:30:58 am by alexei_gp »

Quickman

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2016, 04:56:24 pm »
Well this perfect post to explain my problem.2 years of service of my GCW Zero and today i have a dead button.Its not typically stuck  buttons in my GCW Zero.. nop its a dead button.I cant repair my GCW Zero myself so i give to a local technician here on México.But before send  to the local repair,i need to buy the membrane of my button dead.I show my problem with this 2 photos:





In the photos you can see the button A its dead i cant pop out......

 If it's not the typical sticky button issue, then like you said it's probably extreme wear on the original membrane/conductive. Hopefully if you replace that all will be well. Please keep us posted and let us know ! I hope it gets fixed and you're back in business soon! :)

alexei_gp

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2016, 12:59:18 am »
Thanks quickman for you reply.Well i have some news i spend some time to pull out the dead button and was very hard to pull out.Finally its semi working the dead button i  explain the problem.When i play fine with my right hand its working flawless the dead button.When i turn around my gcw zero and play it with my left hand the dead button gets stuck very easy.I tested my issue 3 times and the same way gets stuck  the button using my left hand.So i need to buy  the official buttons but i dont see in the official shop the membrane...If anyone know where to buy the membrane,please let me know.Thanks for reading me and waiting for the reply.
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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2016, 01:20:09 am »
Thanks quickman for you reply.Well i have some news i spend some time to pull out the dead button and was very hard to pull out.Finally its semi working the dead button i  explain the problem.When i play fine with my right hand its working flawless the dead button.When i turn around my gcw zero and play it with my left hand the dead button gets stuck very easy.I tested my issue 3 times and the same way gets stuck  the button using my left hand.So i need to buy  the official buttons but i dont see in the official shop the membrane...If anyone know where to buy the membrane,please let me know.Thanks for reading me and waiting for the reply.

Someone reported the DPAD membrane being the same as the one used for the face buttons. You can order one here.

alexei_gp

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2016, 01:40:29 am »
Thanks @Surkow in the next  week i will have the money to buy all the accesories i need to my gcw zero,i i will send it to a local repair here in México.

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2016, 08:59:34 am »
Are the buttons £2.90 each?

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RupeeClock

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2016, 02:17:07 pm »
I recently ordered the replacement buttons, opting to go for the same blue d-pad and Super Famicom face buttons as the press release pictures.

Although I found someone else to help install the buttons for me, installation was not too difficult and the end result is wonderful.




Aside from simply looking snazzy, the controls are much much more responsive and comfortable than before.
The d-pad membrane didn't need replacing or anything, using the same part all kinds of SNES, NES, Gameboy and Megadrive games I enjoy playing are far more enjoyable now, and I'm finally getting a lot of use out of the device compared to the past year or so since I got it.

Really, really happy with it.

Quickman

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2016, 07:20:53 pm »
I recently ordered the replacement buttons, opting to go for the same blue d-pad and Super Famicom face buttons as the press release pictures.

Although I found someone else to help install the buttons for me, installation was not too difficult and the end result is wonderful.




Aside from simply looking snazzy, the controls are much much more responsive and comfortable than before.
The d-pad membrane didn't need replacing or anything, using the same part all kinds of SNES, NES, Gameboy and Megadrive games I enjoy playing are far more enjoyable now, and I'm finally getting a lot of use out of the device compared to the past year or so since I got it.

Really, really happy with it.
Dude! THANK YOU  so much for the update and photos! It really helps me in my decision to modify my zero as opposed to just upgrading to these buttons/D pads.
Earlier in this thread someone gave it a rating like this:
- Original --> 5/10
- Game Boy Pad --> 7/10
- New DPad --> 8/10
 Also, buttons are a better feel, but too small For me overall.
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 You say that you're very happy overall with the upgrades, but can you chime in using this same d-pad rating scale as he did? And what would you say specifically about the buttons (good and bad)? Thank you so much!!! @RupeeClock

 

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