Author Topic: GPD G7 - need replacement for a stick / some battery guess (warning: pics)  (Read 4040 times)

Drem (OP)

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Ok, so I've received my samples from GPD for some reviews for our Russian community, and on first acquaintance both handhelds (G5A and G7) are surprisingly sturdy, comfortable to hold in hands and quite a lightweight at same time. But unfortunately G7's left stick is loose and dangling (probably was damaged in process of delivery), it can't register any pressure/movement to the left at all and non-clickable as well. I disassembled console and it looks like stick is broken completely inside. I contacted the guy from GPD, maybe he will help me with that problem. Meanwhile, maybe anyone here know a proper replacement and where to get it?





(hopefully I disengaged the stick in a right way...)





Also, I've took some other crappy pictures (with Sony Xperia Arc S, actually. I think I'm bad at photography) of G7's innards:
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/drem/album/147356/
Here's picture of battery:


It's interesting to see that battery of G7 didn't occupies entire space avaible between plated circuits. I guess that means we can put a different and significantly more capacious battery instead default one. Measurements are W: 97.5 mm H: 40 mm D: 9 mm (maybe ~9.5 mm, it's hard to measure precisely without removing it from the case). If someone want to see the space avaible for a battery replacement, here are my Google and Yandex albums:
https://plus.google.com/photos/105768869830038271954/albums/5978021068989107937
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/drem/album/147355/
« Last Edit: February 08, 2014, 03:39:15 pm by Drem »

jamesensor

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Re: GPD G7 - need replacement for a stick / some battery guess (warning: pics)
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 04:11:45 pm »
They sent you a cat too?  ;D
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Drem (OP)

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Re: GPD G7 - need replacement for a stick / some battery guess (warning: pics)
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 04:21:14 pm »
They sent you a cat too?  ;D
I probably wouldn't mind a free cat :D.


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Re: GPD G7 - need replacement for a stick / some battery guess (warning: pics)
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014, 05:54:55 pm »
Just wondering could it be replaced with this ?

http://dx.com/en/p/genuine-ps2-ps3-controller-repair-parts-3-pin-analog-stick-black-107125#.UwJ444WGdWY
Thank you, at first glance it looks quite similar. I think I need to disassemble broken stick completely on the weekend for further investigation. Meanwhile, thanks to kind guys from GPD, necessary replacement parts were mailed to me today.

 

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