3ds XL Circle Pad OCD.. sorry last thread i promise.. i hope

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by aofelix, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. aofelix
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    aofelix GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    hey guys, been trying to break in my 3dsXL today with some mario kart.

    everything is working fine although the circle pad isn't "as smooth as butter" as i've read on some forums its meant to be.

    now its not terrible by any means but i do get a scratchy sound in the odd direction and can feel a tiny bit of friction at times. can someone confirm if this is common and present in others systems or not?
     
  2. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    you most likely screw it when you took it apart

    maybe you got some food in it or something
     
  3. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    I've noticed this too about the 3dsxl circle pad. I just live with it although I wonder if applying some superglue to the pad to reduce slippage might alleviate the problem (because you wouldn't have to push down as hard to avoid slipping your thumb off it). Somebody recommended that in another thread.

    I have some of the other two models and they don't exhibit this issue.
     
  4. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

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    Can't say that I've noticed any sounds from my circle pad.

    Are you sure it's not your thumb making the noises?
     
  5. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    I don't think its the sound so much as it 'catches' when changing directions sometimes. Its pretty annoying.
     
  6. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Mine was a little rough when I first got. Seemed to sort itself out after using the xl for a while.
     
  7. aofelix
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    aofelix GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    i smacked mario kart on gateway and gave the console to my little sister to play.

    she played it for about 8 hours total today.

    circle pad feels MUCH better now.