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KromCompany

1. Posted:

My 3ds has seen it's match. I guess I play 100 too many hours of Mario Kart 7, because my R button conked out. I had sent out for repair, by dropping off my 3ds and it's shipping label off to the UPS Store near my apartment. I feel a little uneasy, but if the woman did anything to my 3ds, she'd lose her job, I could sue UPS and that would be end of story, or I could tell Nintendo about my lost 3ds due to UPS, but enough worrying. I have heard lots of good about UPS shipping to NOA Repair facility. I have a major question for my North American friends, especially the ones in Wisconsin, even Northeast Wisconsin on how long does it generally take to get it there, repair it, and ship back to me and get it into my MK7 hungry hands? I would really appreciate it if any of you Ninty fans could help ease my mind about me not having my gadget. Plus Veteran's day doesn't need 3 days in my opinion, because Unions just want more days off, I have crap to ship and I don't wanna wait for someones days off to get my stuff there and back to my hands.

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rayword45

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Assuming things are flawless, expect somewhere between 1-2 weeks, maybe a tad bit less.

Any complications and it could take up to a month. Overall still worth it because you'd likely get a new warranty, which is better then Microsoft policies

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KromCompany

3. Posted:

Thats why I'm a nintendo fan. Plus it's just an R button

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WaLzgi

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If you were so worried, you should have gotten insurance. If you packed it right, you shouldn't have to "sue" UPS (if you even can do that) :P

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Intrepid

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I have had problems with shoulder buttons on all on my handhelds, but usually I just let it go. To me, it's not worth the trouble to go through the process of getting it mailed, and then waiting two weeks to get it back. Besides, getting a new system with working buttons is a great excuse to upgrade. There are some techniques I will share though that could possibly prevent shoulder button problems in the future, and they work, because I tested them personally:

  • Get a can that sprays compressed air, and angle the plastic straw as best as you can into the button and spray. This should clear up any dust that has settled between the contacts in the button. This allowed me to save my game in Golden Sun when the battery in my GBA SP was low, otherwise I would have lost alot of progress.
  • Conversely, you can skip using a spray can and just use your mouth. It sounds gross, but basically what you are doing is forming a tight seal around the button with your mouth and blowing hard for a second to send a quick burst of air into the contacts. The seal needs to be airtight, but trust me, it works. I had fun rediscovering games that heavilly required shoulder button input, like Drill Dozer, because of this. And was able to continue my dominance in Mario Kart DS by being able to snake again.

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SirSmugleaf

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My L button is starting not to work. It's a disaster for Kid Icarus: Uprising!

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KromCompany

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First of all I dont have the money for the new one, and by the way, my 3ds is already 4-5 hours away, so I'm cool about it now. I bet nothing had happened to it. My worry was that if it didnt ship by today, since I dropped it off saturday, that I'd have to go back to the UPS Store and investigate why it would take 3 days to ship something out.

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KromCompany

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LZBirdboi wrote:

If you were so worried, you should have gotten insurance. If you packed it right, you shouldn't have to "sue" UPS (if you even can do that) :P

I just left my 3ds and shipping label with the lady. My dad bought a box and we left. But now it's shipping, so I'm gonna assume its good until it gets to nintendo- where they evaluate its issues, and if they find physical damages, I'm gonna be a little mad.

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Kyloctopus

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I've played 200 hours of Mario Kart, and my R isn't "Concked out". Perhaps the problem isn't with your R button, only with everything BUT the R Button.

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Adam

10. Posted:

Repair time? Who broke it!? Sounds like a job for Crono.

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Katernity

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my circle pad broke twice! the first time nintendo "fixed" it they didn't do a very good job. the screws on the back were all loose when they sent it back to me. the second time they did a quality job and I've had no issues since. I think each time it was about 2 weeks from when I sent it out till I got it back.

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KromCompany

12. Posted:

I just checked, it left a city in IL. Awsome. Now it's just gotta get its bum off to the repair facility

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Suicune

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I read the topic header like the beginning of Adventure Time. One click later, massively disappointed.

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TheDreamingHawk

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KromCompany wrote:

I just checked, it left a city in IL. Awsome. Now it's just gotta get its bum off to the repair facility

Good luck.. My 3DS's circle pad broke (In an awkward way, too, when you held down and let go it kept scrolling... And never stopped unless I spun it around a lot...) earlier this year and I got it repaired in 2 weeks, nothing was removed. Just be sure you kept the SD card at home or else it could be formatted...

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KromCompany

15. Posted:

i already took all of the precautions. my UPS shipping label scan hasnt been updated for 2 days, it's got me nervous

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KromCompany

16. Posted:

Suicune wrote:

I read the topic header like the beginning of Adventure Time. One click later, massively disappointed.

I tend to be that way

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