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1. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 04:52 BST
Well, I got my DSi on launch and it has usually been working fine without problems. However, something happened to the Left trigger, the L button, that it won't make the usual clicky noise that it is supposed to make and it feels squishy to press. The DSi doesn't recognize that I'm pressing the L button at all. Sometimes the R button is not detected either but it still clicks properly unlike the L trigger.
I really don't want to get a new DSi since I'll lose all the games I downloaded onto the current one. Help would be much appreciated!
Edited on Sat 25th July, 2009 @ 04:54 by Ark
2. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 04:57 BST
On my ds lite, the r button started to mess up a little bit, and on my dsi, i usually have to press on the b button a little harder than the other buttons.
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3. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 06:19 BST
Oh great... not much consolation for you, but I hope that's a rare defect on the DSi. My Lite's shoulder buttons screwed up, as did those of many owners, and so far I've been quite happy with the clicky responsiveness of the DSi, thinking I was finally free of that dead-shoulder-button tendency of the Lite.
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4. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 06:22 BST
I HIGHLY recomend buying a case of some sort for your dsi or whatever DS you have, from experince the L/R buttons on handhelds break way to easaly and a case prevents that.
Edited on Sat 25th July, 2009 @ 06:23 by malpon
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5. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 06:40 BST
Smae thing happened to mine....Just Contact nintendo and get them to send you a new one when you send your in.. Exactly what I didAnd you wont lose your dowloafded games you can download them again for FREE
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6. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 06:41 BST
And under warranty of course
7. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 06:47 BST
For the DS Lite, try mounting your lips on the L or R button and blow into the buttons. This will get rid of any dust that's been lying in the buttons. It worked for me, and whenever they stop working, just do it again.
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8. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 15:33 BST
Blowing will work for a while on the DS Lite, but eventually that stopped being effective as well. Or, it would work only for a minute or so and then need it again, to the point where I really couldn't play a game that relied on the shoulder buttons. I sold my Lite before I bought my DSi, however, and got a good price for it even though I explained the problem in great detail.
9. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 16:52 BST
same thing happened to my Lite's shoulder buttonsThe L and R buttons were working perfectly until one day..it suddenly didn't responded!and i was in the middle of a game called Mario and Lugi:Partners in Time where unfortunately you have to use the R button to do a certain task! (to change the player's action... specifically turn jump action into Drilling Action so you can get underground)then i sold the game cause i wouldn't able to play it anyway..but then the R started working again!which is both a good and a bad thing
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10. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 18:34 BST
Yea, I dropped my lite onto gravel and a week or two later R stopped working. So, I went and traded it in for store credit for a new one. My DSi still works great, even after my "friend" yanked his sweater out with my DSi in it, causing it to smash against the ground and scratch heavily. I am no longer friends with him for this reason and many more. He's a bit of a head case. And a gigantic jerk.
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11. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 18:40 BST
Blow on it. My DS lite's L button stopped working, so I googled around and blowing on it did the trick.
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12. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 19:16 BST
oh my god! it does work !my lite's L button hasn't been working for ages but now it's working!!!oh my god!!!now i'll finally be able to play roogoo attack!!!
Edited on Sat 25th July, 2009 @ 19:17 by JustYourAverageBleh
13. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 21:49 BST
Thanks, the blowing fixed the R button that messed up sometimes. The L still doesn't work at all though. I think it's doomed...
14. Posted: Sun 26th Jul 2009 00:50 BST
@JustYourAverageBleh: That's what I was like when I tried it, LOL.
@zss_shadow: Yay/No!! That's too bad. Sounds like it's really broke. Still, you might try blowing at it from different angles.
Edited on Sun 26th July, 2009 @ 00:51 by pixelman
15. Posted: Sun 26th Jul 2009 00:55 BST
My DSi L botton doesn't work so well either. Mine doesn't make the clicky noise, and I have to hold it down a bit to get it to be recognized.
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16. Posted: Sun 26th Jul 2009 12:54 BST
You know, ever since you posted this I started wondering about those L & R buttons. I don't think I ever use mine except to snap photos. I guess I've not come across any games that needed it?
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17. Posted: Sun 26th Jul 2009 12:57 BST
Sounds like, from the discription you gave, the tact switch under the L Button got dislocated.
Blowing on it won't help you, you may want to consider calling Nintendo, or if you don't my voiding a warranty or two, crack open the case and fix it yourself.
18. Posted: Sun 26th Jul 2009 17:56 BST
Sounds like, from the discription you gave, the tact switch under the L Button got dislocated.Blowing on it won't help you, you may want to consider calling Nintendo, or if you don't my voiding a warranty or two, crack open the case and fix it yourself.
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19. Posted: Sun 26th Jul 2009 19:00 BST
The L/R buttons get some use in TWEWY (switching between sub/main pins?), and I know they get use in SMT: Devil Survivor (checking stats during battle), LoZ: Phantom Hourglass (using held item?), and Moon (firing)... there's probably more games that use the L button as something important as well, though there are games where you can use the stylus or a different button instead (the Ace Attorney series, Star Fox Command, etc.). :3
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20. Posted: Sun 26th Jul 2009 19:09 BST
I blew in my l button on my DS (which stopped responding, i think due to pressing l to fire all the time in my craze for metroid hunters at the time) and after blowing a few times it worked, if you dont do it right though, you can damage your system.
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