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Topic: gamepad finishing (noisy buttons)

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adrenochrome

1. Posted:

i identified the cheap noise coming out of my gamepad :/

imagine i'm watching the screen, then i raise the gamepad above my head until the screen is facing to the ground,
then i press any button (A,B,X,Y,+,-) : there is 1-1.5mm of play/loose travel .
that's what is causing the cheap sound of my gamepad which occurs when i shake it a little bit, it sounds like if some plastic part or screw was strolling inside the pad

it's very not easy to notice if you use the gamepad in a more traditional way (screen up and not shaking a lot) because of the gravity pushing the buttons on the right side of the play/loose

have you noticed such a significant and noisy loose with your gamepad buttons ?

if yes, it's really too bad :( (the stylus, when parked, is noisy too ...)
if not, would you think it's a major default(warranty?) if you were in my situation

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Treverend

2. Posted:

I think it's normal, mine does it too.

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Unca_Lz

3. Posted:

It's fine. Mine's still working with no trouble

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adrenochrome

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that's really too bad and decieving from Nintendo : snes pad, gc pad, wiimotes, wiiu pro controler, none of them suffered from this kind of lack of finishing(and still dont despite of their age) and none of them is producing such a cheap noise
correct me if i'm wrong but the wii gamepad is supposed to be shaked in some gameplay ?

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Ryno

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Does it really bother you that much?

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19Robb92

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Yeah, they do make a little noise I guess. But I personally love the feel of the buttons. They have that mushy feeling of the Nintendo DS Lite, which I absolutely love. I can live with the noise.

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SCAR392

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It's just the buttons like you said, and that's just the way the controller is... If you call Nintendo, they will just laugh. I can't believe this is actually even considered a problem to people. No offense torwards you, I'm sure you're a good person.

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SCAR392

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Once your controller stops working, breaks(no fault of yours), falls apart piece by piece in your hands, that's when it's a problem.

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TOMBOY25

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i shook my gamepad to see what the fuss was about, it rattled and i really dont see the issue (oddly it reminded me of the sound the pedometer makes when you shake a 3DS)

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adrenochrome

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of course it dont affect the gameplay in anyway, i dont even care about the play/loose, but the noise is annoying me. i can hear it every time i pick up the gamepad from the charging stand or when shaking it.
I wouldnt accept this from a smartphone or from my laptop or my camera, why should it be more acceptable from the long awaited and beloved Nintendo console :/

if only the screws were visble on the gamepad, i would have open it to glue the buttons on their support

anyway thanks to everyone who took the time to read and reply to this post confirming that it's 'normal' and not a default from only my gamepad

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SCAR392

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Well if you don't care about the looseness/give, than the sound shouldn't bother you either, because that's the source. Do smart phones even have buttons anymore? Is your smartphone your camera by chance?

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adrenochrome

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no i never owned a smartphone and my camera is a Nikon D7000 :)
but i just sent back, at the other side of the earth, my rear mtb wheel because it had some play in the rear hub (smaller the the gamepad buttons) ;)

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SCAR392

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Oh. That's nice. Well the Wii U isn't a camera or a PC. Do your keyboard buttons on your laptop make noise? If the noise from the gamepad's buttons bother you REALLY bad, you should just get rid of it, because there's literally nothing official Nintendo can do to 'fix' it. I guess you could call Nintendo, and pay them to customize your pad.

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adrenochrome

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no i wont get rid of it ! even for a lot of money, and for a single reason : there's no alternative
i wont ask Nintendo to customize my pad because even in my dreams i doubt it would succeed :/

Now that i've learned that all gamepads are suffering from this lack of finishing, i'll will surely write an email to Nintendo to ask them why for the first time in their history they chosen such a cheap-looking&souding way of assembling buttons.
Even without my email to them, i'm ready to bet that the next wave of gamepads will have more solidly attached buttons.

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Azooooz

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Even Wii Classic Controller does the rattling sound.

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