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Topic: 3DS Shoulder Buttons suffering the same fate as the DSi's?

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Sylverstone

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Are the 3DS shoulder buttons suffering the same fate as the DSi? In short, yes.

I was just playing Ocarina of Time 3D and my R button has begun to act like it did on the DSi. I noticed it first when I was playing the ocarina and also using the shield.

Button presses were beginning to register 90% of the time and maybe lower.... who knows if it will depreciate anytime soon?

I'm keeping close watch on the whole situation because I really want this 3DS to be the only one I have this generation (unlike three different ones last time).

Have you had any shoulder button problems as of late?

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I hope not :| I just got my 3DS warrenty for another 90 days

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Otaku wrote:

I hope not :| I just got my 3DS warrenty for another 90 days

Club Nintendo extended mine, methinks.

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Supremeist

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I haven't had any button problems. Hope I don't begin to, I've only had a problem with the power button on my DSi before.

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Retro_on_theGo

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Sorry to hear that's happening to your 3DS. :( My shoulder buttons are working just fine though. I could L target and use my sheild no problem in OoT 3D, and I mashed the hell out of them in SSFlV 3D edition. So it could just be some units are starting to break and others aren't.

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Birdman

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Not yet, but I wouldn't be surprised, since they're pretty much the same as the DSi's shoulder buttons (confirmation please?). Anyway, I wouldn't know for sure, as my DSi's shoulder buttons only started acting up 5-6 months after I had purchased it. It's also one of the reasons I bought a carrying case, as hopefully it can help protect my DSi from this problem (if it isn't a manufacturing defect). I guess only time will tell for sure.

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Supremeist

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Yeah, I dropped my DSi XL once on concrete, and one time my friend accidentally dropped it on tile. Then my DSi XL acted up really bad. I couldn't touch the back of the console where the battery was, or else it would power off automatically. I toke a screwdriver and opened it up, toke the battery out, put it back in several times. It did nothing. I was SO lucky Gamestop toke it back in credit for my 3DS. And the power button worked after about 6 times after pressing.

Yeah, I didn't have good luck with it, which is why I'm really debating on getting the OoT cover case for my 3DS so It's more protected.

I dropped my 3DS in a restaurant once, and I was really worried about it, but I haven't had any problems with it, which I'm guessing since the It's smaller then XL, It's built more stable.

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Lan

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Guys. Put your mouth over the L & R buttons and blow!

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bboy2970

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Oh no! My shoulder buttons have been working perfectly so I thought that horrid problem had been resolved. I really REALLY hope this is an isolated incident...

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@GuardianAcorn — Lol /troll

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The_Coz

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GuardianAcorn wins this argument.

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Lan

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You think I'm trolling? I'm serious.

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sykotek

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GuardianAcorn isn't trolling. Alternatively, you can try compressed air if it is exactly the same issue as the DSi shoulder buttons.

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akacesfan

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I remember blowing actually worked for the DSi's buttons.

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Mr_DSi

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Blowing on the buttons on my DSi would make them work but only for about 30 minutes. I would have to do it over and over again... It got really annoying.

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turtlelink

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sykotek wrote:

GuardianAcorn isn't trolling. Alternatively, you can try compressed air if it is exactly the same issue as the DSi shoulder buttons.

Thats what I plan on buying with the Nyko Power Pak+.

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Morphbug

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The problem in my DSi buttons was actually worse after i started blowing in them.
Blowing eventually caused other problems too, like a flickering top screen that ended with the DSi turning itself off...

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Terave

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I never had problems with any shoulder buttons at all, and neither with the 3DS'. I only hear some kind spring, but that no bad I think.

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Kit

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I took my DSi apart after they started sticking to take a look at what was happening, and the way it's housed blowing (or dabbing water on them as some do on YouTube?!!) won't make much difference at all. It looks like the best way to resolve this problem long-term would be to solder on new shoulder switches, I was gonna do this on my DSi but haven't got around to it since getting my 3DS. Unfortunately these types of micro-switches are renowned for going faulty.

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warioswoods

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I sure hope that isn't the case again. My DS Lite's shoulder buttons both went bad, then my DSi now needs blowing to restore its shoulder buttons before each time you play. I was hoping that they'd finally figured this one out.

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