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We’d like to introduce the new GCW-Zero DPAD which has been completely redesigned by our Industrial Design team.
Here are some specific improvements that we made to the DPAD:
The dimensions are now smaller allowing the DPAD to move around more freely to follow the motion of your thumb.
The height of the DPAD has been increased for a better tactile feel.
The DPAD is now solid, increasing durability.
The pivot point on the back of the DPAD which is under constant stress during gameplay has been reinforced.
The corners of the DPAD have been rounded for a more thumb friendly press.
The bottom of each DPAD direction has been given a slight incline allowing more surface area of the DPAD to contact the keypad and circuit board which decreases the chance of a missed button press during gameplay.
Each part order includes one DPAD.
The second duplicate part is attached to force both DPADs 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.