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Author Topic: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen  (Read 3193 times)

CollisionDetection (OP)

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Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« on: October 09, 2016, 03:59:12 am »
Today, I managed to crack the glass on my GCW Zero that I've had for almost two or so years now... so there's definitely no warranty on it.
I don't have any images of it, though, the nature of the crack is similar to the one described in this discussion: http://boards.dingoonity.org/gcw-general/just-bought-a-cracked-gcw-off-ebay)-looking-for-some-info/
Does anybody have pointers on replacing the glass?

Mar8

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Re: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2016, 04:40:15 am »
@ithic used  to sell GCW zero spare parts? However check their website, because I'm not sure they still have any bezels in stock.

 Either way, they are your best bet for replacing the whole front/plexiglass. (Bezel)

 Sorry about your zero!

gameblabla

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Re: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2016, 06:05:06 am »
Hello,
it is entirely possible to replace the GCW0's screen with a new one,
superfenix2020 had already done so here :
http://boards.dingoonity.org/gcw-general/is-it-possible-to-replace-the-lcd-screen-for-a-better-one/

And here's where you can buy the screen :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/170723105000?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

According to him, the screen looks actually better than the stock one !

If you have never disassembled a zero though, i must warn you :
This thing is very FRAGILE !
Especially be careful about the power switch and the rumble.
The power switch can be replaced with a PSP one but there are no (known) replacements for the rumble.
Look at this guide if you have done so before :
http://wiki.surkow.com/GCW_Zero_Disassembly

CollisionDetection (OP)

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Re: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2016, 01:36:40 pm »
I've gone into my GCW Zero before, mainly to fix the power slider, so this shouldn't be an issue. I'll just have to see about getting the replacement parts. Thanks for replying!

CollisionDetection (OP)

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Re: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2016, 12:29:28 pm »
Also, ithic's website seems to be down at the moment. Does anybody know of an alternative?

Surkow

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Re: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2016, 02:55:35 pm »
Also, ithic's website seems to be down at the moment. Does anybody know of an alternative?
So lets clarify, are we talking about the LCD or the bezel?

CollisionDetection (OP)

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Re: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2016, 10:39:45 pm »
I'm referring to the screen's bezel.

Surkow

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Re: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2016, 10:52:30 pm »
I'm referring to the screen's bezel.
The bezel is not attached to the screen. You can remove it via suction power and replace it without ever opening up the unit.

CollisionDetection (OP)

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Re: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2016, 11:22:08 pm »
Alright, but I'm still trying to find a way to get a replacement bezel.

Mar8

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Re: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2016, 02:12:46 am »
Alright, but I'm still trying to find a way to get a replacement bezel.
@ithic.com  their website might be down, but try sending them a personal message on here. Otherwise contact @gcw the same way :)

Atlantis_Risen

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Re: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2016, 04:43:12 pm »
I'm referring to the screen's bezel.
The bezel is not attached to the screen. You can remove it via suction power and replace it without ever opening up the unit.

Any tips on exactly how to do this?  I have one speck of dust behind my bezel that's driving me crazy.

Surkow

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Re: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2016, 05:46:16 pm »
I'm referring to the screen's bezel.
The bezel is not attached to the screen. You can remove it via suction power and replace it without ever opening up the unit.

Any tips on exactly how to do this?  I have one speck of dust behind my bezel that's driving me crazy.
If you don't want to destroy your bezel, I recommend not ripping it off leaving glue residue only to remove the dust.

To remove the dust you are going to have to use canned air (do not hold it sideways or it'll leak fluids) after you've completely disassembled your unit.

Alternatively you can try to use the scotch tape trick creating static electricity to remove the dust by flicking it away.

Atlantis_Risen

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Re: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2016, 08:01:39 pm »
I'm referring to the screen's bezel.
The bezel is not attached to the screen. You can remove it via suction power and replace it without ever opening up the unit.

Any tips on exactly how to do this?  I have one speck of dust behind my bezel that's driving me crazy.
If you don't want to destroy your bezel, I recommend not ripping it off leaving glue residue only to remove the dust.

To remove the dust you are going to have to use canned air (do not hold it sideways or it'll leak fluids) after you've completely disassembled your unit.

Alternatively you can try to use the scotch tape trick creating static electricity to remove the dust by flicking it away.

Thanks!  How does the scotch tape trick work..?

Surkow

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Re: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2016, 08:20:03 pm »
I'm referring to the screen's bezel.
The bezel is not attached to the screen. You can remove it via suction power and replace it without ever opening up the unit.

Any tips on exactly how to do this?  I have one speck of dust behind my bezel that's driving me crazy.
If you don't want to destroy your bezel, I recommend not ripping it off leaving glue residue only to remove the dust.

To remove the dust you are going to have to use canned air (do not hold it sideways or it'll leak fluids) after you've completely disassembled your unit.

Alternatively you can try to use the scotch tape trick creating static electricity to remove the dust by flicking it away.

Thanks!  How does the scotch tape trick work..?
You create static electricity by plastering the screen with scotch tape and ripping it off. The dust particles behind the bezel will jump away and fall down.

Atlantis_Risen

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Re: Cracked my GCW Zero's screen
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2016, 09:08:30 pm »
I'm referring to the screen's bezel.
The bezel is not attached to the screen. You can remove it via suction power and replace it without ever opening up the unit.

Any tips on exactly how to do this?  I have one speck of dust behind my bezel that's driving me crazy.
If you don't want to destroy your bezel, I recommend not ripping it off leaving glue residue only to remove the dust.

To remove the dust you are going to have to use canned air (do not hold it sideways or it'll leak fluids) after you've completely disassembled your unit.

Alternatively you can try to use the scotch tape trick creating static electricity to remove the dust by flicking it away.

Thanks!  How does the scotch tape trick work..?
You create static electricity by plastering the screen with scotch tape and ripping it off. The dust particles behind the bezel will jump away and fall down.
I'll try that. Thanks!

 

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