I’m somewhat disappointed in how the Picade 10" screen upgrade was packaged.
1. Instructions were not appropriate for the upgrade kit
It seems like the addendum from the new 10" Picade kit was thrown in with the upgrade kit. There’s nothing really specific to upgrading the 8" Picade to the 10" screen in those instructions. I had to go through the addendum slowly to see what I needed to do. It should have been in the format of 1. Disassemble Picade, 2. Remove old top 2 bracket., etc.
2. LCD Keypad - what to do with it?
There was a LCD keypad and cable included and no instructions on if this was specific to the new display driver board. I went ahead and swapped them nevertheless.
3. Missing nuts
Screws were included but no nuts. I had to find leftover nuts from when I assembled the Picade. This wasn’t too much trouble for me since I had just assembled the Picade cabinet, but I can see this being a problem for those who have had their Picade for a while and may not recall where the leftover bits are.
4. Cardboard bezel not protected well
The black cardboard LCD bezel arrived very bent up. I was able to smooth it out and having it sandwiched between the screen and the display cover helps as well. I can see the cardboard getting torn while in the box - which would not be a good experience.
5. Screen blocks top bracket screw holes
This is the biggest issue - and I’ve already posted in another topic about it (Screen upgrade issue), but it needs to be mentioned here - the top screw holes for the screen assembly do not line up correctly. The new 10" screen blocks the holes, so there’s no way to screw the screen assembly together.
What’s especially concerning about this issue is that @raindog had posted about the screen/screw hole issue on Dec 24 (5 days ago as of this writing) and nobody from Pimoroni has responded yet. Granted, it’s the holiday season, but yet - people got this kit for Christmas and need support.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the bigger screen, and appreciate the upgrade path, but it could have been prepared with more care and attention to detail.