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Nani-ka

1. Posted:

My 3DS seems to have a slightly loose hinge. I'm wondering if I'm the only one having this "problem"?
It doesn't really bug me, but I'm kind of worried it might get worse... It's very minimal at the moment though =)

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theblackdragon

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what do you mean by 'slightly loose'? if you mean that sometimes you'll have it mostly open and it'll pop down into the 'fully open' spot if you're moving around with it (that spot just before where you can push it open completely flat), that's how mine is too. my DSi is the same way.

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I have the same problem. I also have to be very careful closing it, because it just fals on itself if you try to close it normally. Its not that bad of a problem so far, but its still annoying. Hopefully, if the hinge ever does go, I'll still be under warranty.

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TeeJay

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It's the same with all 3DS's. At the fully open part where it snaps open, the top screen wobbles a bit.

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Nani-ka

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theblackdragon wrote:

what do you mean by 'slightly loose'? if you mean that sometimes you'll have it mostly open and it'll pop down into the 'fully open' spot if you're moving around with it (that spot just before where you can push it open completely flat), that's how mine is too. my DSi is the same way.

No I'm talking about when it's closed. So when my 3DS is closed I can still move the upper part a little bit (but like I said, it's very minimal).

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theblackdragon

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are you talking up and down or left to right movement? if it's up and down, mine does move a little while it's in the 'closed' position. if it's left to right, though, mine doesn't move that way at all, and idk what to tell you :3

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Nani-ka

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theblackdragon wrote:

are you talking up and down or left to right movement? if it's up and down, mine does move a little while it's in the 'closed' position. if it's left to right, though, mine doesn't move that way at all, and idk what to tell you :3

Well it's up and down, but also a little left to right... =P But I was more worried about the up and down, because left to right takes some amount of force.

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TeeJay

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My top screen doesn't move at all when it's closed.

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idk, the slight up-and-down doesn't really bother me, but at least now you know you're not the only one experiencing it. :3

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Nani-ka

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Yeah, that's true! Now I don't feel so alone anymore.. =3
Kinda weird that TJ doesn't have it though...

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Mine wobbles around like half a cm when it's open. My other DS systems do somewhat too, but I'm worried it's going to be annoying having it flapping around for motion-based games.

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Sherlock

12. Posted:

this is normal Nintendo keep it a little loose so the hinge won't crack in break like the oringal ds phat

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JayArr

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It's to avoid the DSlite cracking hinge problem. If you had a nice tight hinged DSlite you probably know the tend to explode. So a little looseness is a small price to pay for your system not splitting open.

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Loose hinge? Oh lawd, you're doomed.

I kid, the truth is, I agree with JayArr. I own a DS Lite, so I'm aware the hinge was pretty tight. Then with all the flipping load, the hinge pretty much did explode. Whoa, I'm a poetic fail.

It's loose, so that it has less tendency to grip on itself and crack; if it's too tight, it means there'll be too much pressure on it, therefore leading to a hinge-bust. 1-Up for the 3DS.

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Nintenzo

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Yes, my brother's 3DS does this. It wobbles around even more than my DSi does, and I've had that for 2 years!

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Grayfoxz

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Just tried this out and mine does not seem to move at all. My old DS phat dit tho.
Don't know if its normal or if I'm just lucky :D

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same thing happened with my dsi. i was on a vacation with my family going around nevada and oregon. my dsi was in my pocket the whole time. not only did it hirt my hip but its dramaticaly loosened the heng. nintendo was asking for $80 to repair it without insurance but they were nice to me and only charged me $20 dollars for shipping it out there

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Hardy83

18. Posted:

My DSi didn't have a hinge problem (Though it did have the L shoulder button issue). My sisters DS Lite had a hinge problem.

Kind of sad some 3DS's have a hinge issue, but it's probably hard to avoid things like that.

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R-L-A-George

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I'm happy that my 3DS has not produced the problem. Also you should remember the hinge on 3DS, DSi, DSi XL and DS Lite is not suppose to go beyond a 165 degree angle.

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