3ds Hinge Problems?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by RiennyJulesRomul, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. RiennyJulesRomul
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    So basically, I open the screen up and it clicks into place, the clicking seems to be louder so I compared it with my cousin's and it is... so, this is probably just me being paranoid but i can also see the hinge on the left side and it also has the known wobble problem. I was curious to what extent the hinge problem would reach?
     
  2. NightsOwl

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    Erm. My 3DS has the same "problems". It hasn't gotten worse since I've owned it, and I've had no problems with it at all.

    Though it is odd that my friends 3DS' L and R buttons click when pushed, and mine go down quiet.
     
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    Out of curiosity, I have the same problem with mine. Where on the left side are you seeing the hinge though? I've had mine for a while and it clicks pretty loud; my best friend and brother have relatively new ones; best friend had for about a month, brother had for a touch over a year, both are great still. Mine also wobbles, but it's not too bad... pretty much just because it's... a hinged screen?

    At some point I'm sure you'll see places like dealextreme and tmart carrying replacement 3DS cases.

    DX sells the hinge axle.
    http://dx.com/p/repair-parts-replacement-genuine-nintendo-3ds-spindle-module-128541

    However it looks to be identical to the DSi one, save for the collar being (possibly) removable on it, but it's half the price. http://dx.com/p/repair-parts-replacement-flip-open-screen-shaft-for-ndsi-dsi-24846

    Except if these are anything like the DS Lite, it's not the axle, it's the shell. Which... yeah.
     
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    thanks, nice to know, i guess it clicks louder after a while? only had mine for about a year though
     
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    I've had mine about two now. It's loud, but nothing looks broken or anything. It just wobbles a bit and clicks pretty loud, but other than that it seems pretty solid still.
     
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    I have a 3DS XL and it's more like a bang than a click at the second position. It clicks into place softer at the first position.
     
  7. codezer0

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    At least I've yet to hear any of anyone's 3DS hinge breaking open like was so prevalent with the DS lite.

    Never had a problem with a Nintendo console, but man, just seems like the Nintendium just got borked with the DS generation. :(