Is there a permanent fix for unresponsive shoulder buttons?

#1MetuaPosted 5/5/2013 11:13:45 AM
Blowing on them and using a toothbrush only makes them work temporarily.
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#2ss4gogeta_darkPosted 5/5/2013 11:14:25 AM
The fix would be call nintendo.
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#3marioparty17Posted 5/5/2013 11:15:30 AM
From: ss4gogeta_dark | #002
The fix would be call nintendo.

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#4Baha05Posted 5/5/2013 11:16:53 AM
Yeah call Nintendo. If your system is under a Year old + 90 days extension you should be fine to get it fixed for free.
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#5strongo9Posted 5/5/2013 12:11:19 PM
The thing that sucks about shoulder buttons on any DS or 3DS system dying is that it almost always happens outside of the 12 - 15 month warranty period. Nintendo probably knows of the problem but covers their asses by offering a warranty that expires before the problem happens. Then Nintendo monetizes the problem by charging obscene amount of money to fix the issue.
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#6CHAINMAILLEKIDPosted 5/5/2013 12:22:44 PM
Aside from calling nintendo?

Yes.

There is "Less temporary" measures
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVwfqy9IGGQ

And there is also opening the system up and manually fixing it.
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#7desaigamonPosted 5/5/2013 12:30:11 PM(edited)
Don't put your 3DS in your pocket. Ever. Dirt is the 3DS's mortal enemy. It will scratch your screens, and kill your buttons. I suggest getting Nintendo to repair it and then investing in a case.
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#8mjc0961Posted 5/5/2013 1:15:42 PM
CHAINMAILLEKID posted...
Aside from calling nintendo?

Yes.

There is "Less temporary" measures
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVwfqy9IGGQ

And there is also opening the system up and manually fixing it.


I like how he doesn't follow any of the instructions he gives viewers in that video.
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#9strongo9Posted 5/5/2013 1:26:08 PM
mjc0961 posted...
CHAINMAILLEKID posted...
Aside from calling nintendo?

Yes.

There is "Less temporary" measures
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVwfqy9IGGQ

And there is also opening the system up and manually fixing it.


I like how he doesn't follow any of the instructions he gives viewers in that video.


Because he didn't actually use the rubbing alcohol as he recommended. He used a non-conductive oil.
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#10ss4gogeta_darkPosted 5/5/2013 9:42:55 PM
I'm lucky I have always had a shell on my 3DS. It makes the buttons feel much lower than they are, so the L/R don't get any pressure in my pocket and since there is plastic around them, they are less easily dust attacked.
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