With the upcoming Pokémon X and Y and also the new Phoenix Wright: Dual Destiny game.... I want to fix this little problem. I'm not worrying so much about warranty. It's already long gone. As in, I bought the console on launch date and the warranty has expired. My 3DS is the US model. The problem with my 3DS isn't so complicated to understand. Sometimes it goes crazy and suddenly decides to go left (automatically), and i can't do anything with the dpad aside from going up or down. I can go left or right and up or down with the analog. However, when I take my hand off it, it will start to go left automatically again.... This is due to my little cousin grabbing the poor console and hammering down the buttons until he's satisfied. He somehow managed to break it..... I opened the console up to see if i could find the problem myself. Nothing looked out of the ordinary. I just grabbed the closest sharpie marker and wrote an X and O on the analog stick. Everything else is fine. I checked. Neither screens are broken. The A, B, X, Y, Start, Select, Home, and Power buttons work a-ok. And the volume and Wi-Fi slider doesn't seem to have a problem. It's just the analog or the dpad. Some symptoms: When I blow the cartridge slot (when everything seems normal), the problem occurs. When I insert a game in the cartage slot. When I play a game, it starts doing it automatically. When I leave it there, it starts doing it again. It just does something by itself. When I use the DPAD (but yeah, this one happens more often) When I use the analog Here's the video of the problem: And here are the images of my gutted 3DS: http://imgur.com/a/Hxgvg EDIT/UPDATE: Well. This is my second try trying to fix my console. So here’s the facts I’ve acquired since the first time I tried to fix it… When I blow into the cartridge slot, it goes crazy. (Yes, I’m a bad boy, but that was to test it…) It might even start working again (random occurrence), but then after a little bit of playing it goes back to normal. Removing the analog stick does not seem to fix the problem Here’s another batch of images (close ups of the motherboard – specifically the cartridge area and the dpad). http://imgur.com/a/jqPU8 And here’s a video of the dpad without the pretty blue buttons. And yes, it does have the “after I blew into it” thing. It just took a while to process the edited video (I worked with lightworks and it took me a while to figure out a format VLC accepts).