Gem dpad moving on its own

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Gem dpad moving on its own

Post by tomqman » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:29 pm

My gems dpad scrolls up or down by itself from time to time, also it's a bit sensitive like when scrolling ROM lists it jumps left and right alot. Any ideas where to start to resolve these

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Re: Gem dpad moving on its own

Post by kite » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:39 pm

Leaving in that little plastic thing inside the membrane helps a little, also clean the button pads on the PCB with alcohol. You could also check out the FAQ and add a little more solder to those solder holes (for the direction buttons)

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Re: Gem dpad moving on its own

Post by tomqman » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:44 pm

Yep got the plastic thing in there , will give cleaning ago and if not I will try more solder thanks :)

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Re: Gem dpad moving on its own

Post by tomqman » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:31 pm

Well it's dead now, don't use a soldering iron that you don't know, ended up going too hot with a fine tip and through the board tearing audio and a button trace attempted repairs but there was a short due to the trace tear frying the pi and board , Doh . Now I wait for next set of orders to open. I just want to say board was amazing and love your products kite, but accidents happen :oops:

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Re: Gem dpad moving on its own

Post by kite » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:19 am

Oh dear, that is rather unfortunate! Send me an email, I'll see if I have spares and get back to you

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Re: Gem dpad moving on its own

Post by tomqman » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:42 pm

Thanks have emailed kites item shop email hope that's the right one

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