Master System D Pad 3D Printed Repair (with video)
I spotted this Master System on eBay, and given my current hhhhhobby is trying to unbreak electronics, I bought it!
The control pad was missing the d-pad (excuse potato photo):
So I took it apart and cleaned the plastics with soap and water, and the electronics with isopropyl alcohol (IPA):
But what to do about the missing d-pad?
The component took about 2.5 hours to print on my Elegoo Mars 2p printer:
The component looks like this:
The finished result looks a tiny bit odd!
I got the kids to test it and it works OK - except that the UP button isn’t working. I don’t think that’s anything to do with the new d-pad; I will strip it down and double check the button contacts under my microscope; I might need to try to rebuild the traces. Uh oh! I have a Megadrive controller with the same problem, so I better get good at this!