Project Magenta 2017


I need some help or suggestions , recently wanting replace the ball top and added a shaft cover to my magenta , when ever I try loose the ball top with bottom screw , the top wont come off just the botton screw are lose. Help please


@GTFOH Remove the gate with the Magenta secured to it, take the screw off, remove the actuator and spring, get a piece of rubber to grip the shaft with and then twist the ball top off.



You can cut a slot into the head of the screw to allow usage of a flat head screwdriver. You can do this with a Dremmel, a file, or a thin hack saw but Dremmel is by far the easiest. You can contact if you need to purchase a new screw, it’s $4 and that includes shipping.



If you are ordering new screws I would suggest a new magnet too just in case you damaged yours during extraction. Paradise should (?) also be marking the magnets as to which side faces the pcb too. I am sure they could mark things for you if requested when ordering screws and magnets.

Oh hell, why not order a couple of screws and magnets just in case you want to swap things around again and keep some low cost spares on hand!


Thank you, Tim for the quick reply , I will give it a try when I get home tonight , pray I don’t break anything . :joy::joy::joy:


New magenta beta pcbs are in! A few of these will be going out soon to those who signed on to test random features including initial Korean stick support.



Aloha, I’m taking care of your support ticket so let’s keep product support over there please :slight_smile:

Thank you and Mahalo.


sorry and no problem!

i deleted the posts…sorry again, they all were done out of frustration cause i really wanna use my magenta.


Is there a video on how to swap springs on this stick? I’m interested in purchasing one but would like to try out different spring strengths. Sounds like it’s quite difficult to do and also likely to mess the whole stick up if you make a mistake.



No, not at the moment. If I have some time next week I can try to make a how to guide for it. It’s really not that bad, you just have to make sure you have the allen wrench fully inserted before trying to turn the screw.


Thank you @PAS.Timothy. Looking forward to it. I’m really looking for something that feels like a P360 and I imagine tweaking with springs, tops and the calibration software will be required to really dial the Magenta in to what I’m looking for.