Damned shoulder buttons!

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  1. Rokku
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    I thought when I got a DS Lite that the shoulder button failure my Phat had suffered would be gone.

    I was wrong.

    Only nine months old, and the L trigger on my Lite is DEAD. That's just it, it's dead.

    It should still be under warranty, but this is ridiculous...
     
  2. 8BitWalugi

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    Dust has gotten into the shoulder button. Ether blow into it or spray some compressed air into it and it should work fine.
     
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    IIRC Lites are known for it more than Phats... with DSi a close second (got it myself, thankfully warranty took care of it).
     
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    Huh, didn't know that.

    I tried the blowing, I'll see tomorrow if that fixed it. If not, I'll just send it out over Christmas break.
     
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    My L trigger occasionally gives out. Makes it hard to play Shinobi Retsuden 3.
     
  7. 8BitWalugi

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    I just blow into it whenever I need it (Before a Mario Kart race for example).
     
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    You must not be doing it right. I rely on the shoulder buttons in MK. You have to blow for about 5 seconds.
     
  10. diando

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    Funny No-one spoke about the R button, LOL. Why is it always the more important L button.
     
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    I always found that odd too, the R button never seems to go.
     
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    Mine was the R button.

    Damn Bangai-O Spirits...
     
  15. hatredg0d

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    the internal design of the triggers is different for each side. seriously.
     
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    Well your "Name" (recognise the quotes) starts with R so look at the irony and you being the odd one out. At least for DS Naruto games there is not button pressing for clashes. But for SR3(Ninja Destiny 3) substituting kills the L button. I have yet to lose in that game.
     
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    Mine wasnt working for a long time. But now it is.

    Heres the story. One day I wanted to play music on my DS Lite while I was taking a shower. So i did. While I was taking a shower, I felt like changing the song that was playing. I have terrible eye site so I thought my hands were dry enough to press the buttons. I couldnt see, so I spilled water nearly all over my ds. After i took a shower, i let the darn thing dry. after 2 days, i started to l play with it again. i musta got some water in the shoulder buttons and washed out the dust. its lucky to be alive after it "nearly drowned."

    tl;dr: water got in shoulder buttons, probably washed out dust. THE END.
     
  19. Ammako

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    Just use X if you need to use items.
     
  20. ProtoKun7

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    I hope Nintendo have upped their game and given the 3DS more reliable shoulder buttons.