brand new 3ds problem help!

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by pikachu945, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. pikachu945
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    I got my 3ds less then an hour its really awesome but when I open it it makes a clicking noise
    is my hinge bad?
     
  2. Zaertix

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    AFAIK that's how it locks in place to an extent
     
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    does anyone elses making a cracking noise too?
     
  4. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    If is not squeaking, than yes it is good. What color?
     
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    I got the black 3ds
     
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    Mine clicks all the time. It's what it's always done. No creaking though.
     
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    Cracking? lol, that sounds scary. If it is because of a firm "snap into position" then it's a good thing.
     
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    yeah its a snap into position is the hinge problem like the ds phat fixed for the 3ds?
     
  9. how_do_i_do_that

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    Fix would be to use an outer shell, one with it's own hinge. Most shells have hinges that restrict the motion of the normal 3DS hinge.

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    Most crystal shells will use hinges to attach the top with the bottom.

    Drawback is that you will have to live with the low battery life and not being able to use the charging dock for the 3DS.
     
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    iirc my 3ds doesn't make any noise when opening or closing.

    but it does tend to freeze quite a lot. it gets very annoying >>
     
  11. ShadowSoldier

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    lol the 3ds clicks dude. your paranoid.
     
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    Do you mean that when you open the system all the way, the hinge snaps into place and makes a soft clicking sound? If so, you have nothing to worry about. All of the Nintendo clamshell handhelds (The GBA SP and all 3 models of DS) have all done that, and it is part of the normal operation of the system. Unless you stand there and just open and close the thing until it breaks, there is little chance that normal operation will damage your system.

    If you mean that the system makes a clicking sound at other times when you are opening it, or if the sound is loud enough to be concerning, that may be a sign of a manufacturing defect.
     
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    OH YOU SILLY PARANOID GUY! that's how it locks into place
     
  14. chris888222

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    Clicking - locks 3DS into place. My DS Lite and DSi XL also have the clicking.

    Nothing to worry about
     
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    Mine makes no noise whatsoever when opening and closing the lid. Only a slight click when it locks into open position.
     
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    paranoia 2, pikachu 0.

    It's completely normal to click into place.
     
  17. dulume

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    Pleeeeease stop whining about this hinge thing, I'm getting pissed by this everlasting discussion. The problem of the 3ds is the lack of games. Period.

    (and of course the issue I posted earlier about the system turning off while in sleepmode and that apparently no one cares about, even though apparently a lot of people are experiencing and that it seems to me like a real problem).

    You sound like old ladies complaining about anything to get attention.
     
  18. boktor666

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    it's ok, my 3ds has the same thing. It clicks into place, so nothing to worry about.