Broken "L" Key

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Jun 27, 2007

Broken "L" Key by GirAiD at 5:14 PM (963 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. GirAiD
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    I have recently found the "L" Key of my DS only functions after pressing many time, and since I've had it for more then one year, there is no more warranty. I would like to know is there any way that I can fix this myself or do something about it?
     
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    Shoulder buttons are slightly dodgy on the DS it seems. One of two things happens:
    1) Dust on the button/pad interface: I do not know about you but my DS hangs around in my pocket, my bag or in front of my computer (which courtesy of all the fans is a dust magnet).
    Open and clean is the best method but requires a triwing and can be annoying to put together again although some have had luck with compressed air (air ratchet line is a good one). Undoubtedly the cause for the majority of devices and what I bet has happened here.

    2) The button becomes misaligned, not unheard of but lots of play can move the tiny spot of of alignment: pulling apart is about all you can do.
     
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    Newcomer GirAiD Advanced Member

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    Thank you for response. one more thing, is buying the DS screw driver the only way I can open it up?
     
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    yes, you will need a tri-wing screwdriver (as well as a 00 sized philips screwdriver) to open up your DS / DS lite.

    the other thing to check is that the post that the L and R buttons ride on, didn't somehow "pop" out of position. (they shouldn't, but it's a possibility).
     
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    Well, you could try blowing on it and it should work.
     
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    it actually worked. thx a bunch. wonder why I didnt think of doing this...
     
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    This was so funny...! lol..
    The old Nintendo Blow trick... cures all Nintendo ailments.
     
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    Why thanks. I solved tons of these problems with other people!
    (acually only 2 including you)
     

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