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Topic: 3DS R Button Ain't workin. Can I use a Circle Pad Pro instead?

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Scissors

As the title says my 3DS R button has been working irregularly. Some day's it'll work other days it won't. Apparently this has been an ongoing problem for people ever since the DS days. I heard that blowing into the R button might work, but that's not doing anything. So I was wondering if I bought a circle pad pro would I just be able to use that R button instead? The CPP has an additional R button because the regular R button (which is not currently working) is hard to reach. As shown in this picture

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So what I'm asking is does that R button work for all 3DS games? For instance can I play Mario Kart 7 with a CPP? I was playing that game online earlier today, and it becomes nearly unplayable without the R button. Also if you got any tips for fixing the R button that would be appreciated too. Thanks for your time.

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BenAV

The Circle Pad Pro only works for games that support it, unfortunately.

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Scissors

So you're saying even if I bought a CCPRO, If I tried to play Mario Kart I would have to use the 3DS's blue R button instead, of the CCPRO''s Black button?

If so damn.

Shock_Tart

just send it into nintendo to get it repaired. thats what i did when mine went out.

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Scissors

Ok, thanks for the clarification everyone.

I think they should patch it to make it compatible. I mean even before my R button went out I was thinking of getting a CPP for Mario Kart because I would get some hand cramps when playing the game online. Guess I'll have to send it to get fixed then, Anyone know how much that cost? I bought mine at launch so it's probably not under warranty. Also my top screen gets a line from the bottom screen every time I close it, will they fix that too.

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retired_account

The 3DS as a system is kind of a piece of crap all around. The d-pad is awful, the shoulder buttons feel decent but are already starting to break, my start button is getting unresponsive, and the system is a magnet for dust (even getting under the screen), and it smudges just by closing it.... eugh. I want a big, solid, sturdy redesign without that glossy crap. So bad.

/rant

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RR529

Is this shoulder button breakage a common issue? I've heard a few people mention it, so I'm just wondering.

I have a launch 3DS, and haven't had a single problem with it thus far (except for those annoying lines on the top screen). I play the thing almost constantly, so I'm wondering if I should be worried (I play a lot of Minish Cap, Zen Pinball, Uprising, and MK7, and those all require a decent amount of shoulder button input).

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HADAA

@Scissors
It so happens that I asked Nintendo for the same information the other day. The following applies to North America, as I don't know where you live.
First of all if you already registered your system on Club Nintendo, you get an extra 3-month extended warranty which brings your expiration date to June 25, give or take. You can call 1-800-255-3700 (6am-7pm PT everyday) to set up repair, but try not to stress the fact that you've been smashing your R button like crazy. (It'll cost 95 USD plus tax, or 65 USD if you have a club nintendo account out of warranty). Just firmly state that it's not working even under normal use and you may be able to get it fixed or exchanged under warranty.

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KryptoniteKrunch

RR529 wrote:

Is this shoulder button breakage a common issue? I've heard a few people mention it, so I'm just wondering.

I have a launch 3DS, and haven't had a single problem with it thus far (except for those annoying lines on the top screen). I play the thing almost constantly, so I'm wondering if I should be worried (I play a lot of Minish Cap, Zen Pinball, Uprising, and MK7, and those all require a decent amount of shoulder button input).

In my experiences, I've never had a hardware problem with any of the DS family systems. I have an original DS phat, a DSi and a 3DS and I've played/play the heck outta of 'em and my shoulder buttons still work great. You SHOULD be fine if you're careful with your button pushing.

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RYBlast

Are you under warrantee? Because Nintendo's customer service is pretty good. They fixed my lower screen mark on the upper screen in 3 days and I'm sure they might fix yours.

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mastersworddude

pixelman wrote:

The 3DS as a system is kind of a piece of crap all around. The d-pad is awful, the shoulder buttons feel decent but are already starting to break, my start button is getting unresponsive, and the system is a magnet for dust (even getting under the screen), and it smudges just by closing it.... eugh. I want a big, solid, sturdy redesign without that glossy crap. So bad.

/rant

Agreed. Smudges and dust are so noticeable in sunlight that I have to wipe it down with my shirt or something before I can bring myself to play it outside a dark-ish room. (Sadly there is already dust under the screen.) The sleek design is nice and all, but it just makes it all the more jarring when it's smudged and dusty.

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LordJumpMad

Every DS I had, have always been a problem.
DS (Phat): it always been falling apart but lasted long, I still have it today, and working fine.
DSi: Those shoulder buttons gah! But after a trip fron Nintendo's shop, it was working new again.
3DS: Damn you Nintendo, damn you to hell!
Both of my shoulder buttons are not working, and it been coming and going for a while now, and now it doesn't work at all.
Well, I'm ready to sent this piece of 3D crap back to the Nintendo shop, and hopefully it won't need a second trip.

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Portista

I have had no problem whatsoever with my 3DS. The D-pad is awesome, I have screen protectors, and I altogether treat it like I would a chest full of gold. Maybe that's your problem. Just treat it nice. STOP BANGING ON THE R BUTTON LIKE CRAZY!!!

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R-L-A-George

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Nintendo really needs to learn how to manufacture decent shoulder buttons.

So does sony? I'd sometimes get a bit hardcore on PS3 controllers with attachments. First time I thought I broke it... This was at Dark Fox Anime's Gaming meeting.

Also CPP would make it easier to drift.

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moomoo

Did you try licking it? It works for getting rid of dust much better than blowing on it.

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shinesprite

Yeah, well here's where I'm at: my left hinge wobbles about 1mm up/down, hinge makes a cracking sound, and within the last month, I've had to blow on the L/R buttons prior to each play session. I too have the vertical scratches from the lower screen's rim (but they're on a screen protector, so it's not too bad).

As far as why the circle pad pro won't work: this is due to the IR port only being activated by select software.

If you're interested, I get the best results by blowing into the buttons like this.

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