Replacement bases for gamerfinger buttons¿


#1

Hi all,

I broke the tabs on a bunch of my buttons removing them from a too tight plexi…Obviously I’d rather not splash out on all new buttons when I only require bases.

I see no options for bases only. Anyone have any experience?


#2

I’ve only seen plungers, not rims. From what I can tell, all stores are selling out of the buttons and not restocking them. Something tells me Gamerfinger is out of business. Good luck.


#3

Yeah, you may be right. Their support email address is dead. They have a semi active Twitter account. I hit them up there and await a reply. Too bad if they do go under. I really like their buttons!


#4

If they’re made of ABS you can use acetone to liquify the broken faces and then fuse then back together.


#5

Nice! I’ve never seen their Twitter account before. Doesn’t look like they are as dead as I thought.

Sounds like screw on buttons to me.

http://i.imgur.com/RIlOzEp.jpg


#6

That’s great news, going to definitely buy a set.


#7

Totally! I’ve got the perfect build for some crystal blue screw buttons. I was just going to go with Seimitsu, but now…


#8

People had issues with the plunger popping off during playing, I never had that issue with mine but hope they addressed too with a more secure way to keep the plunger on.


#9

Ha! You must have me mistaken for someone with any mechanical ability at all!


#10

I saw that reported as well but I’ve never encountered it either.


#11

It’s really easy though. Qtip soaked in acetone, wet the broken surfaces, hold together for a few, then set the button aside and let the plastic cure overnight until the acetone evaporates out of it. If you can super glue stuff together, you can do this.


#12

ABS cement is just ABS plastic dissolved in a solution of acetone.


#13

You could ghetto it and just hot glue the buttons to the underside of the panel.


#14

That is actually a great idea that I didn’t consider. Hmm. I’m still waiting for a response from their Twitter account.