Dpad stuck

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  1. Kandern97
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    Ok, so my 3DS' dpad is stuck in the up positition. Mind you, not the physical button itself, but the mechanism is being pressed on it's own. I know that I could disassemble my 3DS, but I don't have those specific tools and I don't want to break my 3ds. It's on 4.5 FW, so sending it to Nintendo is out of the question. Should compressed air be enough to fix it?
     
  2. piratesephiroth

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    you mean it's stuck? like you don't feel the 'click' anymore when you press it?

    Or it's simply acting like it's always pressed but appears to function normally?
     
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    The only tool you need to open it up is a precision (aka, small) phillips screwdriver.

    Also, what pirate asked.
     
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    The same problem happened to me. (Left Button)
    I could not solve physically.
    May sound a little crazy, but try remove the SD card and backup to pc. Then insert a new blank SD card. Until then copy the files again. ._. (IT WORKED FOR ME)
     
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    You're right, that does sound crazy. :P
     
  6. Kandern97
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    Ok, sorry for not clarifying, the dpad still clicks fine, it just acts as if it's being pressed down.
     
  7. justln

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    Buy the tools then, there are tons of videos on how to open up your 3ds.
     
  8. cracker

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    You should be very cautious if you do because you can screw up the cables and/or connectors easily.
     
  9. Nathan Drake

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    I would definitely try the SD solution first. If that does somehow fix it, that would save you a world of trouble. If it doesn't work, at least you can say you tried everything before going to the "take it apart" option.
     
  10. piratesephiroth

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    Yeah, get a small philips screwdriver (#00 I think) and check a guide on ifixit. Some videos on youtube may help too.

    It's not terribly hard but it's delicate stuff. You'll have no problems if you take your time and pay attention.

    Once you get the main board off you can try your compressed air on the faulty button (you should try to clean everything else too)


    Of course you should try the weird SD card solution before anything, hhe
     
  11. cracker

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    I would try smacking the D-pad around too before going intrusive. I've seen so many people ruin their devices by doing so.
     
  12. Kandern97
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    Used compressed air, and now it's working fine again. Thank you all!