Are people really complaining about squeaky D-Pads?

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4 years ago#1
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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4 years ago#2
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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4 years ago#3
Mine doesn't squeak. It just clicks like the buttons.
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4 years ago#4
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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4 years ago#5
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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4 years ago#6
Bump
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It all starts with this, a jewel containing the ultimate power.
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4 years ago#7
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.
4 years ago#8
Mine are clicky
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4 years ago#9
^
I rather have clicky than squeaky.
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