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Tutorials / Belkin N50 analogue & keyswitch mod
« on: 06:24 AM - 02/02/21 »
Inspired by @tuffrabit's YouTube mod videos, I decided to try my hand at putting together an analogue-stick equipped keypad! Managed to get hold of a Belkin N50 with a non-functioning Dpad, so ideal for this purpose. I've seen any number of modded N52s, and the subsequent Razer versions, but not an N50, so I thought it might be worth documenting the process in case it's useful for anyone else!

For reference, I found the following instructable useful for disassembly info and to get an idea of what the internals look like: https://www.instructables.com/Belkin-Nostromo-N50-mod-left-handed/

I had originally planned on mounting the stick on the Dpad PCB, unfortunately there wasn't enough clearance, and there's no room to extend further into the body - the Dpad PCB is already flush with the base, if you can make it out from this shot:

The Dpad assembly is pretty easy to remove, looks like plenty of space inside:

It looks as though, if I dremel away some of the Dpad supports, I can wedge the stick in there against the backplate...

...yep, that fits a treat!

More to come later!

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