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Dpad sensitivity issue

Posted: Wed 29 Aug 2018 16:57
by Admin
Hey guys.
I just found out that a part of production has a mistake in the placement of the DPAD silicone. Which results in contact being difficult or buttons not responsive ...

If you have such Dpad sensitivity issue then it can easily be fixed as follow :
step 1 : unscrew the 6 screws.
Step 2 : gently lift the front casing, holding down the LCD with the finger. Such that it does not go up with the front casing.
Step 3 : place correctly the dpad silicone. See pictures below :
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Step 4 : put all buttons and silicones in the front casing.
Step 5 : Take the back casing + PCB + LCD in your hand and bring it down on the front casing. First put the LCD in it's socket. Then holding the PCB and back casing together bring them down on top. Make sure the speaker go in correctly.
Step 6 : Screw back

Sorry about this issue...

Pierre

Re: Dpad sensitivity issue

Posted: Wed 29 Aug 2018 22:52
by Darkam
Hello Pierre,

Wow I was really thinking that it came from emulators, my left direction was not totally responding (let's say 8/10).
As you can see this happen also on clear case (I take this picture just have open the Retrostone) :

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And now, tadaaa, it works 10/10 !
It was really easy to do, if you take your time and open it slowly you just have to change the dpad silicone integration and close it. Take me less than 1 minute.

Big thanks for the update !

(oh btw is there any way I get the little colored button kit ?)

Re: Dpad sensitivity issue

Posted: Thu 30 Aug 2018 02:39
by zxdunny
Thanks, that has fixed my D-Pad. It's still a bit clicky but I suspect it will soften over time. Also took the opportunity to add a small amount of blu-tack to the speaker - it was resonating on the case previously, and now it no longer does :)

Thanks for that!

Re: Dpad sensitivity issue

Posted: Thu 30 Aug 2018 12:17
by kikone23
Thanks Pierre!

Re: Dpad sensitivity issue

Posted: Fri 31 Aug 2018 13:59
by Admin
@Darkam yes of course send me an email with your backer number at hello@8bcraft.com and i'll have one sent to you.

Sorry guys about this, you should not have to do that! I'll try to upload a video about it asap.

Next retrostones will ship with this corrected of course. We have not detected this problem because even in the wrong position it works correctly on most retrostones.

Re: Dpad sensitivity issue

Posted: Fri 31 Aug 2018 20:42
by Jackamikaz
Awesome! I actually accepted the need to press harder as a fact. Now I corrected it and this feels like a free upgrade!

Re: Dpad sensitivity issue

Posted: Sat 1 Sep 2018 17:19
by nk02
Hi Pierre,

It seems I have this issue too.

What kind of screwdriver do I need ? Or what is the kind of screw used ?

I don't manage to unscrew the case with those I have and I don't want to damage screws.

Thank you.

Re: Dpad sensitivity issue

Posted: Sun 2 Sep 2018 19:57
by XorA
Excellent turned that around and DPAD works far better now, especially the left direction!

Re: Dpad sensitivity issue

Posted: Mon 3 Sep 2018 10:52
by Admin
nk02 wrote:
Sat 1 Sep 2018 17:19
Hi Pierre,

It seems I have this issue too.

What kind of screwdriver do I need ? Or what is the kind of screw used ?

I don't manage to unscrew the case with those I have and I don't want to damage screws.

Thank you.
You can use a philips screw driver (the cross type of screwdriver) with a dimater of 3mm. Using a too small screwdriver can damage the screw. A too big will not fit in the hole.

D-pad left button not working properly

Posted: Mon 17 Sep 2018 15:07
by guyinco
I got my retropie today. Just getting into it
Noticed that the left d-pad button needs to be pressed very hard for it to activate. Where the other ones can be pressed normally.
It makes it difficult to play games properly because im it doesn't press properly most of the time.

Wondering if there's anything I can do to fix the problem?