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Author Topic: Bluetooth mod kit for original controllers from 8bitdo  (Read 3624 times)

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Re: Bluetooth mod kit for original controllers from 8bitdo
« Reply #80 on: March 07, 2019, 02:14:53 pm »
Latest reply from 8bitdo is that they want more details, including a video if possible. So I'm uploading a video now and will email more details.

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Re: Bluetooth mod kit for original controllers from 8bitdo
« Reply #81 on: March 07, 2019, 05:12:54 pm »
At least it sounds like they want to try to find a solution for you. Good luck and please keep us posted.

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Re: Bluetooth mod kit for original controllers from 8bitdo
« Reply #82 on: March 08, 2019, 10:55:57 am »
They are sending me a new kit.

I understand that postage from China or Hong Kong makes this more expensive for them than for a company based in the US, but I appreciate that they had a good customer service representative who followed through.

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Re: Bluetooth mod kit for original controllers from 8bitdo
« Reply #83 on: March 12, 2019, 07:12:34 am »
So I was on Twitter yesterday and a popular YouTuber posted a link to a video review of the Genesis DIY kit and new BT receiver. I started watching it and it turns out that the D-pad on his DIY kit didn't work right out of the box. 8BitDo is sending him a new one, but all this has me wondering if there is some design flaw with these products. I really hope not since I have three of them now (NES, SNES, and Genesis). Thankfully it seems like 8BitDo is standing behind their products and replacing them when this happens. That does give me some piece of mind.

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Re: Bluetooth mod kit for original controllers from 8bitdo
« Reply #84 on: March 12, 2019, 01:08:00 pm »
I just read a comment on that video saying that someone else got a replacement from 8bitdo that was sent economy and took about 6 weeks to arrive, so I guess I shouldn't hold my breath checking the mail for a while.

Thanks for the post and video link.

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Re: Bluetooth mod kit for original controllers from 8bitdo
« Reply #85 on: March 12, 2019, 01:35:49 pm »


This is a follow-up video. Apparently, his problem was a firmware update and a faulty solder connection with the battery. He also mentioned that he didn't read the instructions and paired it incorrectly.

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Re: Bluetooth mod kit for original controllers from 8bitdo
« Reply #86 on: March 12, 2019, 02:14:35 pm »
Still relevant
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Re: Bluetooth mod kit for original controllers from 8bitdo
« Reply #87 on: March 12, 2019, 04:39:05 pm »
This is a follow-up video. Apparently, his problem was a firmware update and a faulty solder connection with the battery. He also mentioned that he didn't read the instructions and paired it incorrectly.

Thanks for the heads-up about the new video. Turns out that my controller needed a slight update to the newest firmware. Just like the YT guy, I didn't think there were any firmware updates because they didn't list anything on the support page. Wonder if the NES/SNES kits need an update? Unfortunately for those, you have to take the controller apart to get to that stupid micro USB connector. Fun times. LOL!

Sorry to hear it might take a month and a half to get the new kit. Those must really ship on the "slow boat from China".  :laugh2:

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Re: Bluetooth mod kit for original controllers from 8bitdo
« Reply #88 on: March 12, 2019, 09:53:42 pm »
Yeah, I went ahead and updated all of mine, not fun. I think I wore out one of the screwdrivers they sent me.

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Re: Bluetooth mod kit for original controllers from 8bitdo
« Reply #89 on: March 13, 2019, 11:13:32 am »
LOL! Well, to be fair those screwdrivers are pretty cheap. I don't think it takes much to wear them out...