The X-Arcade™ was made to be user serviceable, just like a real arcade. It does not void the Lifetime Warranty to open it. In fact, the FTC states that legally you always have the right to open your own stuff.

To open the X-Arcade™:

  1. First disconnect the X-Arcade™ from any systems, and remove the serial cable.
  2. Next turn the X-Arcade™ over on your lap, or on a surface that allows the joysticks not to have pressure on them.
  3. PIC: Now remove the screws on the bottom of the X-Arcade™ that are recessed in the rubber feet. Your X-Arcade™ may have small rubber covers over the screws in the center of these rubber feet, if so just pop them out.
  4. PIC: Finally, remove the bottom panel. This is easiest done with a flat object like a butter knife (careful not to cut yourself) or some other wide flat object Simply pry in between the cracks of the X-Arcade™ base and the panel, being careful not to scratch that beautiful veneer. Now you have access to customize or change joystick modes.