Are people really complaining about squeaky D-Pads?

#1RemixDeluxePosted 9/1/2011 6:25:35 AM
Ive seen some complaints on this board and besides the bashing of the free NES games we got I've seen 3DS owners complain about their D-Pad being squeaky. Mind you I too have this problem on my 3DS but I don't think its a big enough problem to warrant me returning this system.

On a side note. I remember getting my Original DS at launch and the D-Pad was the most superior of any Pad I have ever used. IMO they should of went back to that design.
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#2ssbmrocksPosted 9/1/2011 6:28:03 AM
I have a sqeaky D-Pad as well... which is why I just use the circle pad for almost every game I play.

But yeah, I agree, the original DS Phat had the best D-pad design. I still have mine and it works perfectly. Unlike that of my DS Lite that I traded in...
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#3GastonRabbitPosted 9/1/2011 6:29:50 AM
Mine doesn't squeak. It just clicks like the buttons.
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#4ElevenOhNoesPosted 9/1/2011 6:34:11 AM
Mine used to squeak really badly. Either it's fixed itself from general use or I just don't notice it any more.
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#5RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 9/1/2011 6:35:56 AM
Will the squeaking stop making noise after a certain amount of time passes or usage?

I think the real problem is the material the 3DS casing and D-Pad is made of is too similar thus making the sound effect of squeaking. The ideal solution would of been to keep the glossy 3DS casing but make the D-Pad Matte so it wouldn't be plastic on plastic.
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#6RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 9/1/2011 6:47:36 AM
Bump
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#7STN79Posted 9/1/2011 6:53:34 AM
Mine squeaks also but there's nothing really wrong with it.
It's not like the buttons are sticking or anything.
I can still control the games just fine. It's easily ignored.
Probably just needs to be broke in more through regular use.
#8blazeUP12Posted 9/1/2011 7:10:57 AM
Mine are clicky
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#9RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 9/1/2011 7:11:41 AM
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I rather have clicky than squeaky.
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