Do your DSi L and R buttons work?

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  1. Aijelsop
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    My DSi L and R buttons don't work. Nor do anyone I know who owns a DSi buttons work. I have to blow into them or remove them completely and dust off them. (don't do that it's really hard to put them back on)

    Anyone else have this problem? Or better yet, a soultion?
     


  2. skystealer

    skystealer Muah~

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    Mine's didn't work, well at least until now.

    I ran across a video with the weirdest solution, but its only temporary. You have to lick the buttons with your tongue and then blow into the buttons, it actually worked for me. o-o It's weird and works, I tell you.​
     
  3. Legaia

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    happens to me once and i have to open the dsixl and spray some contact cleanner on it and the butons works again
     
  4. Juanmatron

    Juanmatron Slater Color

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    What doesn't work properly in my DS is D-Pad Up button.
     
  5. o2oxygen

    o2oxygen GBAtemp Regular

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    i tried the Blow thing and it worked just blow the R button and it works =)
     
  6. rock7

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    try blowing on the buttons, works with me
     
  7. Saken

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    I have an Original DS and its L and R buttons still work, call me lucky w/e
     
  8. moodswinger

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    LICK? LOL! [​IMG]
     
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    here's the best solution, and i know from experience, since i had 2 DSIs:

    GET RID OF IT!

    get a ds lite, trust me.

    one of my dsi's was used, and the second was brand new,
    and both eventually had the same problem.
     
  11. zizer

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    lol , i have the same problem with lite
     
  12. TehSkull

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    Good thing I can't think of any games I play that use the L and R buttons.

    Pretty sure they work though.
     
  13. PeregrinFig

    PeregrinFig A miserable little pile of secrets

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    My XL's shoulder buttons work perfectly fine, as do my phat's. Never had any problem with the buttons on either of them. The phat's microphone is completely dead, though, but it's five years old so it doesn't bother me much.
     
  14. cr235

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    my friends R button completely died on him, still no problems with mine from day 1
     
  15. aiRWaLKRe

    aiRWaLKRe GBAtemp Regular

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    Blowing works, it has ever since the original NES. There is just something about nintendo products gaining a lot of dust buildup on contacts...
     
  16. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    The licking isnt necessary lol [​IMG]
     
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  17. YayMii

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    I used to have an issue with my L button. I fixed it by opening my DS, removing the rubber part, blowing in, putting back the rubber part, and mashing the button. It works 100% of the time now [​IMG]
     
  18. TehSkull

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    Maybe they just enjoy being blown. [​IMG]
     
  19. digipokemaster

    digipokemaster Innocent Uke

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    how would i remove the case to clean the shoulder button with out messing them up never did anything like this and would one of the computer keyboard cleaners work just as well?
     
  20. gokujr1000

    gokujr1000 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    My old DS Lite which I bought at launch had the same problem. It seems that the more the buttons are used the bigger the chance you have of your buttons locking up?