Author Topic: GCW Zero disassembly, D-pad mod, and face buttons mod tutorial  (Read 13475 times)

davidgilmour

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Re: GCW Zero disassembly, D-pad mod, and face buttons mod tutorial
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2019, 11:56:45 pm »
Hi everyone !

Here's my own tutorial for disassembling and modding the zero !




Modded GCW Zero


Remove the analog stick cover
Also remove the ?SD.


Remove the 4 cover with a needle




Remove the 4 screws with a philips screwdriver (PH00)


Remove the back cover starting by L or R


Be carefull with the motor wires !


Remove the motor using the screwdriver


If you know how to solder, it's a good idea to add a JST connector to be able to plug/unplug the battery


I solder on the GCW side et used thermal shrink on the battery side


The switch


Push the switch cover from the inside using the screwdriver


Switch cover removed


Remove the L/R switch stand


First


Second
It's time to remove the remaining screws from the mobo.


Remove the gray border : up


And down
It is possible but not mandatory to deconnect the screen


Remove the screen only to fix the trouble with light showing through the white casing.


Black electric tape in place and cut


Buttons mod


Plastic cover used with sticky tape on it


LED covered with electric tape : 1 black layer on red led and 2 white layer on green led


Original D-pad


Still


and still


Original d-pad next to an unmodded black DMG d-pad


White modded d-pad from top


From bottom


From side




No more light visible behind the bezel



And the classic disclaimer :

Opening the zero is likely to void your warranty (if there's any). That hardware modification is really likely to ruin your device. I could not be held for responsible if anything goes wrong. In any case, use common sense and don't try it if your not able to solder or know someone who can fix it for you if anything goes wrong.

That being said, happy modding.

Am I correct that the images can not be seen?

fosamax

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Re: GCW Zero disassembly, D-pad mod, and face buttons mod tutorial
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2019, 09:50:44 am »
Here's a link for a flickr album. Some pics are not in the correct order but it's easy to follow anyway.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmxVUj6G

davidgilmour

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Re: GCW Zero disassembly, D-pad mod, and face buttons mod tutorial
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2019, 08:10:34 pm »
Here's a link for a flickr album. Some pics are not in the correct order but it's easy to follow anyway.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmxVUj6G
Thnx!

davidgilmour

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Re: GCW Zero disassembly, D-pad mod, and face buttons mod tutorial
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2019, 10:11:44 am »
I made one! Click here.

As a first time modder, I had a lot of trouble disassembling my zero and made a lot of mistakes. I didn't have a tutorial to help me, so I made one while I modded mine.

It took me a lot of trial and error to get here, but here it is.
Enjoy :D

Edit:
Disassembly tutorial: click here
Face buttons mod tutorial: click here

@fsjdijfsdf89asdjfsfjsdsjfsjzifjdsi Your links are broken, do you still have them somewhere?

 

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