Broken 3DS XL Thumbstick, Where to get?

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  1. shattacrew
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    Anybody know where i can get replacement thumbstick for the 3ds XL?

    As you can see the whole crown is broken off. My son games hard...

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  2. cearp

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    yeah, i have not seen any on ebay etc, it seems you will have to buy a broken 3ds that comes with one, and take it out of that, or buy a circle pad pro...
     
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    Fix it with some superglue.
    Seems like the rubber cap just popped off.
     
  4. Langin

    Langin HI! ^O^

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    I don't know if that is a good idea, underneath is plastic. ;) Maybe contact Nintendo themselves ask what they can do OR if they can sell you a circle pad. I bought a NDS case from Nintendo long ago. ^_^
     
  5. shattacrew
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    DinohScene superglue might not work the best. Under the rubber the plastic is also broken several parts. This cause the rubber to fold over the stick and unto the case and gets stuck sometimes. cearp I was hoping I wouldn't have to do that just to get that small part but it seems it's my only option.
     
  6. cearp

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    yeah... i wanted to replace a circle pad when i was rebuilding a 3ds a few days ago, it didn't need it, i just wanted to make it look new, but yeah, can't see any selling as parts online. sorry about that
     
  7. someonewhodied

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    Buy a circle pad pro and scrap it for parts. they are like 12$
     
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    Dont forget to buy a cloth and give that 3ds a good clean you dirty b@$t@rd :evil:
     
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  10. shattacrew
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    Wow! I hadn't find it yet. Thanks.
     
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