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We’d like to introduce the new GCW-Zero ABXY buttons which have been completely redesigned by our Industrial Design team.
Here are some specific improvements that we made to the ABXY buttons:
The dimensions are now slightly smaller allowing the ABXY buttons to move around more freely.
The tops of the buttons have been rounded more on the edges so that you're now able to press each button from the side.
Each button is now the same exact part designed for low friction, eliminating varying amounts of friction for each button.
Each button is designed to be modular, meaning that each button can now be swapped into any ABXY button location, allowing for color personalization.
The outer edges of the ABXY keypad contact disk have been rounded which further reduces the level of friction in the button channel.
The thickness of the contact disk on the bottom of the button has been slightly increased which reduces any rattling the buttons had while not being pressed.
Each part order includes one ABXY button.
The second duplicate part is attached to force both ABXY buttons to be 3D printed in two opposite orientations, guaranteeing that one part is printed in the correct orientation for the best surface quality. Currently, Shapeways does not allow shops to specify print orientation, but we’ve got you covered.
To help you get started giving your GCW-Zero a tune up, we wanted to make sure it’s easy to know if you have the right amount of parts on your order. For a full DPAD, ABXY, Start/Select, and analog cap replacement kit. You will need:
Please note, the action of opening the console does not void the GCW 1 Year Warranty but any damage caused by installing these parts is not the responsibility of GCW - Games Consoles Worldwide LLC and could void your warranty.
We have seen from user feedback that with these Shapeways parts, some of the color may wear off of the parts due to heavy use but that this is only a cosmetic effect. All parts start off being white and are dyed different colors on the surface layers. When these layers wear away the white plastic below may be revealed.