Broken left shoulder button

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Germ5, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Germ5
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    I have just discovered that my left shoulder button on my DS has ceased to be.

    Although a great excuse to buy a new machine it did make me question how many games use the left shoulder button.

    I could not think of that many.
     
  2. Pikachu123angel

    Pikachu123angel Nintendo Ninja

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    Well,
    NFS series (Need for speed)
    FIFA
    Mario & Sonic at the olympic games (not sure)
    Animal Crossing
    Mario Kart (I think)
     
  3. Inunah

    Inunah The Female Mistaken for a Male.

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    Daigasso! Band Brothers
    Daigasso! Band Brothers DX / Jam with the Band

    I don't know of any others.
     
  4. kevan

    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    If it hasn't hallen of or anything like that.
    Try blowing in the crack between the shoulder nutton and ds.

    Believe me, it fixed my ones and many others!
     
  5. Anne Noise

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    When my R button stopped working, I opened up my DS, cleaned it out a little, and tinkered with the button itself, and it ended up working again for another 9 months or so. Maybe try that? Many, many games use the shoulder buttons, haha.
     
  6. Didu50

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    Mario and Sonic at the olympic games both Winter and Summer use L and R.
    Mario and luigi 2 and 3 I think uses it too.
     
  7. TheTwoR's

    TheTwoR's Yay I can finally edit this thingy :D

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    Mario Kart uses the L button but you can always use X instead [​IMG]
     
  8. Germ5
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    Damn, I had forgotten about Mario Kart.

    Off to try the blowing trick. Not so keen on taking my ds apart.
     
  9. Germ5
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    Thank you kevan.

    I lots of very hard blowing later my left should but seems to be okay again.

    Like the simplicity of the solution.

    I shall continue to find games that uses the left shoulder button, just so I can be prepared for it's likely future return failure.
     
  10. commanderbeatdow

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    Ugh... I hate the shoulder buttons on the DS Lite, and games that rely heavily on them ate annoying.
     
  11. redfalcon

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    All Pokemon GBA/DS games can use L as A if you set it in the options. You lose the functionality to cycle through your inventory in HGSS, though.