Does your circle pad rub against the system?

#1saltal3220Posted 6/25/2013 9:54:45 AM
I have a XL and my circle pad is starting to rub against the system on the left side of the pad. Im wondering if this is a normal thing that happens with use or if my unit has a defective circle pad. Does anyone else have this problem and if so does it give the circle pad a noticeable feeling that affects gameplay?
#2saltal3220(Topic Creator)Posted 6/25/2013 12:22:12 PM
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#3tranceaddict19Posted 6/25/2013 12:25:20 PM
Nope. how long have you had it?
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#4saltal3220(Topic Creator)Posted 6/25/2013 12:53:37 PM
tranceaddict19 posted...
Nope. how long have you had it?


Since launch
#5saltal3220(Topic Creator)Posted 6/25/2013 4:35:46 PM
I tried out a few demo units around town at Target and Gamestop and they all rub really bad, but those units are completely trashed so it doesnt say a whole lot.
#6Retroxgamer0Posted 6/25/2013 5:13:54 PM(edited)
saltal3220 posted...
I have a XL and my circle pad is starting to rub against the system on the left side of the pad. Im wondering if this is a normal thing that happens with use or if my unit has a defective circle pad. Does anyone else have this problem and if so does it give the circle pad a noticeable feeling that affects gameplay?


its completely normal for the 3ds. thats what they do. its nintendos first attempt at an analog stick on a handheld. its not a true analog stick, its more like a slide pad, so its build differently than you are used to.

http://i.imgur.com/pmjOHHL.png
#7Neo VejiitaPosted 6/25/2013 4:54:15 PM
I find if I put too much pressure on mine (not an xl though) it clips the inner circle and restricts motion (feels like it is stuck kind of). I've learned not to press on it as much with my thumb and it seems fine now.
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#8Retroxgamer0Posted 6/25/2013 4:59:34 PM(edited)
Neo Vejiita posted...
I find if I put too much pressure on mine (not an xl though) it clips the inner circle and restricts motion (feels like it is stuck kind of). I've learned not to press on it as much with my thumb and it seems fine now.


the inside of the circle pad is in pieces thats why. if you press down hard on it and slide it, it will get stuck inside the plastic. this is normal both on 3ds and 3ds xl so dont worry. it was designed that way by nintendo so it is not a flaw of your 3ds, but an actual flaw of the entire handheld line itself. its more of a directional analog pad than it is a true analog stick. you cant make fast left right left motions, you can only move in 360 degrees of direction and adjust the pressure. trying to play a fighting game on it would be hard. id suggest you use the dpad for smash bros.
#9Retroxgamer0Posted 6/25/2013 5:07:19 PM
heres what the circle pad actually looks like if you were to take the 3DS apart.

http://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/ZGqZL2onsIOC5UHQ.large