Shoulder Buttons Fell Out...

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Shoulder Buttons Fell Out...

Post by The Cheese Biscuit » Tue May 14, 2019 5:54 pm

My MintyPi was working great, but today I put it in my pocket, and when I took it out one of the shoulder buttons got pulled out and It got lost. Later I put it in a zipper-pocket on a backpack and after pulling it out the other one was gone. I was able to recover one, but I can;t find the other one.

This isn't a major issue for me, as I play mostly NES games, but still somewhat annoying.

What would have caused this? The holes I drilled are the right size per the build guide, and the tin isn't bent. If I put new ones back in the tin, what could I do to prevent this from happening again?
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Re: Shoulder Buttons Fell Out...

Post by LilTrublMakr » Tue May 14, 2019 6:12 pm

They get caught on things in your pocket and it rips them out. I have had it happen to me many a times so far. Only way to really prevent it is to put them in a case... I use Wermy's TPU sleeve.

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Re: Shoulder Buttons Fell Out...

Post by Tophool » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:58 pm

I've had the same issue...I'm wondering if you were to connect the two buttons into a single silicone button strip, it would hold them in better.

Same with the start/select buttons. They keep sticking, and when I went to try and tease them up again, they get pulled out of the socket. It's a pain in the butt to disassemble the entire thing just to put a couple of buttons back in (or 4 in this case).

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Re: Shoulder Buttons Fell Out...

Post by Helder » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:22 am

Might try something different in the next batch to try and remedy these things.
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