Author Topic: GCW Zero doesn't want to boot-up!  (Read 1752 times)

Excalibur

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Re: GCW Zero doesn't want to boot-up!
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2017, 02:18:00 pm »
If it's fixable, I'm sure com64 can do it.

Good luck

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opt2not (OP)

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Re: GCW Zero doesn't want to boot-up!
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2017, 02:02:06 am »

I haven't been able to get a response from com64 since the beginning of April.  I sent it to him after he offered to repair it, we had a few email exchanges, then communication went dark.
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Surkow

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Re: GCW Zero doesn't want to boot-up!
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2017, 02:08:07 am »
From what he told me, he didn't fix your unit and still works on it on and off. Obviously, communication could have been better but it looks like your board is dead.

opt2not (OP)

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Re: GCW Zero doesn't want to boot-up!
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2017, 02:12:35 am »
Well that's good to know.  I haven't heard from him since the beginning of April.   :(
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opt2not (OP)

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Re: GCW Zero doesn't want to boot-up!
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2017, 10:31:32 pm »
I just wanted to put some closure on this thread.

com64 got back to me, and was able to send back my GCW completely repaired and upgraded!

Well, sort of.

He ended up replacing the motherboard with a working one. My original board had voltage issues, which created the overheating issue in that one section of the board. He was able to fix that, but suspects there are issues with the voltage circuit powering the LCD back-light which was preventing the LCD to be visible when turned on.
There might also be some damaged transistors that need to be replaced.

But it sounds like the board has got too many issues to fix, so he generously offered me his own motherboard, and has returned the unit back to me.

Additionally, I requested if he had a way of making the button switches for the Start and Select more quiet. He ended up replacing the tact switches with more silent ones, which works like a dream!  They're so much more quiet now, and even feel a bit softer to actuate. I'm really happy about this feature as it was a really annoying click with the stock switches, making bed gaming very difficult at night when the missus is trying to sleep.

He was also able to re-install my 3D printed replacement buttons, d-pad and analog nub, plus upgrade the battery wire with a connector.

All-in-all I'm extremely happy with my GCW now. It's running like normal, and has a couple enhanced updates that make this already great device even better.
It may have taken a while to get back, and involved a bit more follow-up on my part, but the work and time was worth it in the end. Thanks goes to com64 for getting this back to me, my GCW is better than ever!  8)

also, shouts out to Surkow for the support as well!

Surkow

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Re: GCW Zero doesn't want to boot-up!
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2017, 10:55:56 pm »
Awesome! Great to hear you got your unit back. And I'm jealous of all the upgrades. :D