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AegisMoonlight (OP)

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Slowly Developing a crack
« on: August 17, 2018, 03:55:38 pm »
well after 2 years of use my OG XD has begun to show signs of a crack developing on the right hinge
dont know if i should just keep using it or what I should do


DCXPIG

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Re: Slowly Developing a crack
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 04:42:02 pm »
  Same thing happened to me about six months back on my red 64...  I mended it with epoxy, it's ugly but has been holding.  I also purchased a broken 16gb from eBay figuring I would change out the plastics in time but still haven't gotten into it.  Anyway, for what it's worth mine was and is in really bad shape, it's ugly but never failed so no fear, enjoy the hhc

AegisMoonlight (OP)

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Re: Slowly Developing a crack
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 05:53:37 pm »
  Same thing happened to me about six months back on my red 64...  I mended it with epoxy, it's ugly but has been holding.  I also purchased a broken 16gb from eBay figuring I would change out the plastics in time but still haven't gotten into it.  Anyway, for what it's worth mine was and is in really bad shape, it's ugly but never failed so no fear, enjoy the hhc

Is it still usable?
I dont really mind it its an eyesore to look at

DCXPIG

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Re: Slowly Developing a crack
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 06:33:53 pm »
  Yeah absolutely.  At first I was hesitant on closing the lid on the unit after the crack fully developed but I lost that hesitation a long while back.  It's definitely more loose but fully functional, a little ugly but you have nothing to fear.  The ribbon doesn't connect thru the right hinge, you can peruse the postings here for a tear down or look on YouTube to see it's composition.  Mine has been like this for over a year now and I regularly use the console, hope that gives you comfort.

AegisMoonlight (OP)

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Re: Slowly Developing a crack
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 06:42:29 pm »
  Yeah absolutely.  At first I was hesitant on closing the lid on the unit after the crack fully developed but I lost that hesitation a long while back.  It's definitely more loose but fully functional, a little ugly but you have nothing to fear.  The ribbon doesn't connect thru the right hinge, you can peruse the postings here for a tear down or look on YouTube to see it's composition.  Mine has been like this for over a year now and I regularly use the console, hope that gives you comfort.

Even without epoxy?

DCXPIG

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Re: Slowly Developing a crack
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 08:03:12 pm »
 In short yes, it works fine.  I put a small piece of thin paper under the underside of the crack and originally used superglue... That helped for literally 1 day then cracked wide open afterwhich I tried a 2 step epoxy.  That somewhat has been holding albeit it's ugly but works.. 

AegisMoonlight (OP)

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Re: Slowly Developing a crack
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2018, 08:05:18 pm »
In short yes, it works fine.  I put a small piece of thin paper under the underside of the crack and originally used superglue... That helped for literally 1 day then cracked wide open afterwhich I tried a 2 step epoxy.  That somewhat has been holding albeit it's ugly but works..

ah
just gonna keep using my XD then if it cracks open completly

lemmywinks

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Re: Slowly Developing a crack
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2018, 09:41:24 pm »
Depending on what type of plastics GPD use you might be better off with JB weld rather than epoxy, although I have fixed a lot of plastics with fine layers of 2 part epoxy from Poundland as it's much cheaper! In fact the laptop I'm using at the moment has substantial epoxy repairs to the hinges and it's still going strong with daily use after about 2 years.

One of the downsides to GPD's sparkly paint finishes is that they are very hard to colour match for cosmetic repairs, I have the red 64gb version and I chipped a bit of paint off, so far no luck in finding matching touch up paint which is annoying as apart from that it's mint.
Handhelds:
GPD Win, GPD XD 64gb, RS-97, RS-90, 3DS XL, DSi XL, GBA SP, GBBC Clone, Gameboy Pocket, PSP Go
PC:
Medion Erazer, Toshiba Z20t, Dell Mini 9, Psion 5MX
Tons of other old laptops and tablets.....

DCXPIG

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Re: Slowly Developing a crack
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2018, 08:01:24 pm »
Yeah, that probably would've been more wise.  I need to pickup a Candy Wii controller and change out the plastic and dpad, it's my game plan for the red soon to be red and black.

 

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