3DS D-Pad squeaking

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  1. sonknuck23
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    When I move the D-Pad up and to the left at the same time, it squeaks with a really annoying sound. Is this normal? It's new ,so maybe I just need to break it in or something?
     
  2. Dead End

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    I dont use the D Pad alot but it does sqeek..along with the ABXY Pad
     
  3. koji2009

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    Mine doesn't squeak and I honestly haven't used it much except for a few rounds of SSF4. You should have 30 days to return your 3ds, if after a week or two it doesn't seem to improve I'd suggest taking it back.
     
  4. nizzk

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    sometimes my dpad squeaks, sometimes it doesn't. probably just needs to be worn in.
     
  5. TehSkull

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    Mine just makes the standard D-Pad clicks. No squeaks.
     
  6. Xuphor

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    Standard clicks for me as well, no squeeky on any D-Pad movement, or the ABXYLR buttons.
     
  7. RupeeClock

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    At first my d-pad was squeaky, but now it's not.
    Actually if anything is squeaking, it's my thumb rubbing against the glossy surface.
     
  8. spiritofcat

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    No squeaks for me.
     
  9. Dead End

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    Looking at it again.. Mine doesn't really squeak.. but the ABXY If I play at a certain angle it kinda squeaks.. but its getting worn in...
     
  10. Mutill

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    My D-Pad squeaks after playing some SSF4 (I play with the middle of my thumb not the tip). I just hope it gets worn in.
     
  11. lompoc

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    mine dont do that.yours is defected get exchange 3ds are comming defective some how. my hinge makes sound lil bit wobble but fine i cant complain games are bomb. i have madden/ridgeracer/andstreetfighter.
     
  12. Mutill

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    Do any of you know if I can just replace it in the store I bought it if it's defective? Or is it through Nintendo?
    I think I'll wait a week to see if my D-Pad turns out to be good.

    Edit: I bought it at K-Mart and no, no warranty.
     
  13. vandawn

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    no wierd sounds from my dpad
    and i am using quite a lot playing samurai warriors
     
  14. lompoc

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    guy who bought it at k-mart you get 90 days with recept to get exchange are money back k-mart is good about that... i bought mine at gamestop so i got 30 days for exchange only..
     
  15. Gullwing

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    No weird sound from my d-pad either? Is it me or are too many people having problems with their 3DSs???
     
  16. Herox

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    Mine creaks more than it sounds like squeaking. I figure it just needs to be worked in. My 360 controller analog used to squeak but a few months of blops and reach later it quit squeaking.
     
  17. Mutill

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    For me is after playing some SSF4... if I play with the tip of my thumb (which I don't) I THINK that I won't get the squeaky noise. I just like doing combos which take many inputs and require some banging on the D-Pad.
     
  18. Wiisel

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    mine squeaks and creaks like hell once its warmed up playing SF4, not the greatest dpad imo guess ill return it for the extra points [​IMG]
     
  19. Dylan

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    Mine squeaks quite a but. Also hoping it will somehow wear in
     
  20. sonknuck23
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    sonknuck23 Mighty Switch Force >

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    Just to let you all know, it's not creaking as much anymore. I guess it did just need to be broken in. [​IMG]
     
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