3 hours later, I have taken the damn thing apart and see the last owner, messed with stuff and damaged some things. This unit has been abused... I spent $660 on this... Please. Help... Me...
The previous owner that sold this to me has messed with this unit guys, I see black marks and damage on the corners of the PCB for the joystick. I think this had fan issues and the little joystick PCB overheated. There is black marks all in the PCB and the corners are burnt. The main CPU seems to be fine however. I tested it and the mainboard looks perfect. The LCD is perfect too. The joysticks were not even connected to the ribbon cable.... This guy sold me his broken unit! I am so pissed, the Ebay account has been removed and it says this seller may have been a scammer! Man, this sucks guys. I paid $660 for this piece of crap. The only 2 things that look okay and working are the 7Y30 Mainboard+Fan and the LCD panel... The shell has dings, the joysticks are not connected, the wifi is disconnected, the screws/holes are rounded out because of this idiot too! The dpad and buttons are all messed up and the membrane has sticky grease on them? The keyboard seems looser than it should be... I mean it seems that this unit is parts only! The 7Y30 mainboard looks clean, no black marks like the other PCB with joysticks.The LCD is perfect no scratches and no dead pixels... It also seems the shell has also been dinged up on the creases where it comes apart. The SSD tested on my other system perfect. So basically my unit is parts... These are the only parts I know are good.
1. 7Y30 Mainboard CPU/GPU
2. LCD panel / No damage / Works fine.
3. The keyboard and some other parts may be salvagable...
4. 128GB SSD is fine and works
X-The small PCB that controls the DPAD buttons / Analog sticks : Looks... damaged...
X-Parts of the shell/housing/screws : Plastic is all broken up + Joysticks are disconnected + wifi card is disconnected/etc...
Is this worth the parts? Could you sell me a NEW/TESTED retail unit for a good deal if I sent this in for you to use for parts and repair? I do not want this UNIT! This unit needs surgery!
So will you just scrap my unit? Can you send me a tested NEW DIFFERENT model one? My unit is just basically for parts, The 7Y30 mainboard looks good/fan looks good/LCD is good/Other stuff is not good. The last owner may has messed with stuff, I think that is why my unit had so many issues. What can you do for someone like me in my position? The most expensive parts are the LCD and the 7Y30 Mainboard connected to the fan right? So how much would you charge me if my unit was just for parts and you scrapped it?
I wish I had known you would sell me one for $700, I spent $660 on this... I feel sick...
I really want a NEW unit, I can pay the difference. I just need an idea.
Is this even worth it?
Kendy, I know what is going on now... The last owner that sold this to me has screwed me... Basically I need to know if it is even worth it to send it... I know that 3 main parts are fine and work... The others are unknown and there is a lot of plastic and strange marks in the shell/case. This guy did something to this unit... I tested the Y730 mainboard and it works, the SSD works, the LCD is fine and not damaged... it works... SO, I have some parts that GPD can use and recycle into new good units, However my other parts are messed up, he disconnected the joysticks, and the PCB for the joystick is not good, I see black marks on the corners and black tint to the PCB... Maybe he swapped them with another GPD Win and now I am the luck loser that bought it... So what can I do? I do not mind paying to ship it... I just need to know how much getting a new unit will cost me. Like I said my 7Y30 Mainboard and LCD are perfect and the SSD is fine too, a few other parts are fine too, like the keyboard. The wifi is probably fine but he disconnected it for some reason. So how much would I still need to pay if I sent this in for GPD to use as parts?
*** 2'nd UPDATE ***
It seems my second hand unit was taken apart in an attempt to fix the bad button issues that are common, that is why my unit was all messed up... The last guy tried to replace the ABXY buttons and DPAD just like I was going to! That is why he sold it... He realized that the stock GPD Win 2 buttons/DPAD is not proper and was rubbing against the side holes of the shell's cut-out holes... That is the grinding noise! I knew it!