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We’d like to introduce the New GCW-Zero Start and Select buttons which have been completely redesigned by our Industrial Design team.
Here are some specific improvements that we made to the Start and Select buttons:
The curvature of the buttons has been increased making it easier and more comfortable to press both buttons down for easy menu access.
The thickness of the contact disk which hold the buttons in place has been increased to fill up the extra space and reduce the rattling of the Start and Select buttons.
Each button is designed to be modular, meaning that each button can now be swapped into either Start or Select button location, allowing for color personalization.
The outer edges of the Start and Select keypad contact disk have been rounded.
The buttons are solid instead of hollow giving them a quality feel.
The very bottom of the buttons which contacts the microswitches has been changed from a hollow cross shape to a solid square flat base which more equally distributes the force pressing down on the microswitch and also makes it feel more solid.
Each part order includes one Start or Select button (they're the same).
A second duplicate part is attached to force both 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 full 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.