Saturday, April 13, 2013

Gashapon Gaia Memory Mod...

The Gashapon Gaia Memories I bought from CSC and a couple from the John Little Expo Sales have overly-tight buttons, and they don't work in my DX Lost Driver or my little nephew's DX Double Driver... After a LONG LONG time of fiddling, testing, and sighing, I finally settle on a laziest (to me, that is) method of "repairing" the memories...


A small white piece of plastic (on the right-side piece) is super-glued to the button-piece as extension to push the contact for activating the sounds... Some minor spaces are "pulled" out using a pair of long-nose pliers, which is so much easier than to cut with a pen-knife...

Some achievements include the Gashapon Eternal Memory which I have given to my little nephew... I also added a yellow 3mm LED (connected to the speaker's terminal at the PCB), which worked well, since yellow LEDs don't need a high voltage to shine optimally as compared to colours like blue, purple... sigh, purple...




Gashapon T2 Joker Memory... This little bugger was the biggest headache... and still is, as I have not been to get a way to get a good light to shine out... Purple, blue LED needs a higher voltage to shine out correctly... sigh... wasted money buying the purple LEDs... tried out MANY MANY methods, including using marker pens to colour on red LEDs, hoping to get a purple, but... sigh... even tried connecting the purple LED to the end of button switch contacts to the -ve of the battery, but still, the total battery voltage of this Gashapon Memory has only 2V which is not enough to support the purple LED... sigh...



Oh, and here is how the LED is to be connected...  Need to hollow the tip areas on both sides to put in the LED, and again, a pair of long-nose pliers is recommended, with a small penknife to do any fine trimming... The wires can run in the track space behind the contact switch PCB... 3mm LEDs are recommended, but I am going to try to put in a 5mm LED which lights up with many running colours into my Gashapon Xtreme Memory (single unit version)...

4 comments:

  1. I try to do same in candy toy . It work have Light and sound. But Light not Shine long time.
    Please tell me how to do.

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  2. I don't have candy toy memory, so not sure if there is any way for modding candy toy versions to let the light shine for long. But you can try the method (http://kamenriderfeverfornow.blogspot.sg/2013/05/gashapon-gaia-memory-mod-ii.html) where I connect the LED's cathode lead to 1 of the speaker terminal and LED's anode lead to the +ve of the battery, it seems the LED light shine a little longer for the short press. Hope this helps. =)

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  3. how to did u cut the hole for the led?

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  4. I used a pair of long-nose pliers to pull out / dig out the excess plastic inside the cavity for placing the LED, and for the tip, I used penknife to slowly carve out semi-circles on each side... Not very accurate but it will not be very visible so still ok...

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