Finally got around to installing new nubs on my day 1 Pandora console.

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I was lucky enough to meet the team at Craigix's place. Meeting them I have to say I was absolutely star struck. I don't think I've ever been more nervous. I have my day 1 unit to show for it however. Number 74.

They have had faulty nubs since I got it. Evil Dragon very kindly sent me some in the post for free. 6 years later I am getting around to installing them.

It was a little tricky but going very slowly is the key.

They work lovely now with rev 2.0 nubs

Today is a good day for my Pandora console.

Please feel free to say hi, especially if you remember the hype train of 2 months TM.
I've been quietly enjoying my Pandora ever since. I still love to watch Evil Dragons Pyra videos on YouTube. I think I would really enjoy a Pyra but for now my Pandora does everything I need it for.
 

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I don't think I've ever seen under a nub before. Are those four silver surfaces contacts (although I can't detect any lines going from them, which is odd) or stickers protecting the surface or something else? I always assumed the six solder points were the interface between the nub and the CPU but maybe they're just there for mechanical grip.

Edit: They're versus There versus Their screw-up. Again, damnit.
 
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I don't think I've ever seen under a nub before. Are those four silver surfaces contacts
The red circles line up with dimples on the nub for orientation. Then the 6 black circled pads surrounding the edge of the nub are the solder points. The nub is held into position by these 6 solder points and is also reinforced with the case as is quite a snug fit, not sure if conducts via the solder points or the 4 points underneath.
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Edit: underneath the old nub is 4 screws that roughly line up with the 4 pads underneath, but contact would be poor at best so I am going to guess they all ground and the solder points are the data lines plus extra to make sturdy.
 

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Not as such. He started out as a reseller of the gp2x as I recall, and after that peaked he decided to invent (with heavy input from the gp32x boards) the Pandora. He, with lots of help from mweston and davec and fatih and a little help from ED came up with it, then after making a few hundred probably he had some kind of nervous breakdown and turned into a nasty piece of work on these boards. He fell out with almost everyone here and production stalled, then he did some things which might be a little bit scammish, and then ED had to dive in and rescue us all from the mess.
 

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Craig started way earlier, selling GBA flashcarts (and even earlier with porn warez cds :p)

But he was the main distributor of the GP32 in Europe, which is how he came into the whole scene.
 

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Craig started way earlier, selling GBA flashcarts (and even earlier with porn warez cds :p)

But he was the main distributor of the GP32 in Europe, which is how he came into the whole scene.
Thanks again so much for the nubs.

They work perfect.

I have been looking for a new display cable for my Pandora. Is there anyway you can help please?
 
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