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1. Posted: Mon 28th Mar 2011 20:09 BST
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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2. Posted: Mon 28th Mar 2011 20:13 BST
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.
Edited on Mon 28th March, 2011 @ 20:13 by theblackdragon
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3. Posted: Mon 28th Mar 2011 20:19 BST
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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4. Posted: Mon 28th Mar 2011 20:20 BST
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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5. Posted: Mon 28th Mar 2011 20:25 BST
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).
6. Posted: Mon 28th Mar 2011 20:27 BST
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
7. Posted: Mon 28th Mar 2011 20:29 BST
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.
8. Posted: Mon 28th Mar 2011 20:30 BST
My top screen doesn't move at all when it's closed.
9. Posted: Mon 28th Mar 2011 20:40 BST
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
10. Posted: Mon 28th Mar 2011 20:49 BST
Yeah, that's true! Now I don't feel so alone anymore.. =3Kinda weird that TJ doesn't have it though...
11. Posted: Mon 28th Mar 2011 21:55 BST
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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12. Posted: Tue 29th Mar 2011 04:00 BST
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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13. Posted: Tue 29th Mar 2011 11:18 BST
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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14. Posted: Tue 29th Mar 2011 11:27 BST
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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15. Posted: Tue 29th Mar 2011 12:05 BST
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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16. Posted: Tue 29th Mar 2011 14:23 BST
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
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17. Posted: Tue 29th Mar 2011 14:52 BST
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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18. Posted: Tue 29th Mar 2011 17:43 BST
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.
19. Posted: Wed 6th Apr 2011 02:27 BST
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.
Edited on Wed 6th April, 2011 @ 02:29 by R-L-A-George
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