Wii U Forum

Topic: gamepad finishing (noisy buttons)

Showing 1 to 15 of 15

AuthorMessage
adrenochrome

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

Edited on by adrenochrome

adrenochrome

Nintendo Network ID: adrenochrome

AuthorMessage
Treverend

Treverend

2. Posted:

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

Proud black Wii U owner. :)
Favorite game series: The Legend of Zelda

Nintendo Network ID: Treverend

AuthorMessage
TingLzStaff

TingLz

3. Posted:

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

TINGLE TINGLE KOOLOO LIMPAH!!

Nintendo Life moderator and Tingle duck.

TINGLE_loggery

Nintendo Network ID: LzWinky

AuthorMessage
adrenochrome

adrenochrome

4. Posted:

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 ?

Edited on by adrenochrome

adrenochrome

Nintendo Network ID: adrenochrome

AuthorMessage
Ryno

Ryno

5. Posted:

Does it really bother you that much?

To blessed to be stressed.
80's music makes me feel fabulous.
What Would Duane Do?
Rynoggery

Nintendo Network ID: Choryzo

AuthorMessage
19Robb92

19Robb92

6. Posted:

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.

Edited on by 19Robb92

Looking forward to: ZeldaU & Hyrule Warriors

Nintendo Network ID: 19Robb92

AuthorMessage
SCAR392

SCAR392

7. Posted:

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.

$¢@®³’²

AuthorMessage
SCAR392

SCAR392

8. Posted:

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.

$¢@®³’²

AuthorMessage
TOMBOY25

TOMBOY25

9. Posted:

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)

TOMBOY25

Nintendo Network ID: TOMBOY25

AuthorMessage
adrenochrome

adrenochrome

10. Posted:

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

Edited on by adrenochrome

adrenochrome

Nintendo Network ID: adrenochrome

AuthorMessage
SCAR392

SCAR392

11. Posted:

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?

Edited on by SCAR392

$¢@®³’²

AuthorMessage
adrenochrome

adrenochrome

12. Posted:

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) ;)

Edited on by adrenochrome

adrenochrome

Nintendo Network ID: adrenochrome

AuthorMessage
SCAR392

SCAR392

13. Posted:

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.

$¢@®³’²

AuthorMessage
adrenochrome

adrenochrome

14. Posted:

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.

Edited on by adrenochrome

adrenochrome

Nintendo Network ID: adrenochrome

AuthorMessage
Azooooz

Azooooz

15. Posted:

Even Wii Classic Controller does the rattling sound.

Pain is weakness, leaving the body.

But

Wii Fit U a day keeps you healthy and strong for days.

Nintendo Network ID: desert_king_Q8