DS Lite D-Pad becoming unresponsive!

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Extreme Coder, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Extreme Coder
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    Extreme Coder GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I hadn't touched my DS in a week or so, my brother was playing Ninjatown with it for a while.
    Then I get my DS to fire up some Castlevania, and I'm surprised to see that all my D-Pad buttons, except for the Up arrow, are no longer responsive.
    What I mean is, they do still work, but I have to press much harder for the DS to know that I clicked something, and it doesn't.. how do you say it.. feel 'normal'. It's really soft.

    So I want to know how can I get my D-Pad normal again?

    I will probably have to open my DS right? but will I need to buy anything? (hopefully not)

    Thank you!
     
  2. stealthfire

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    I think this topic might help you: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=98240

    However, it tells you how to change the entire casing, not just the d-pad. I suggest you read the guide throughly before doing anything.

    Also, I'm not sure if changing the d-pad like will even help the response.
     
  3. Legobot

    Legobot GBAtemp Regular

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    Something like this happened to my DS. The shoulder buttons dont work anymore so i have had to use my brother's DS. I think I'll just trade my one in
     
  4. aimansss95

    aimansss95 GBAtemp Regular

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    i got that problem to!! only i didn't hv to press it harder thought....just...not 'normal'...kinda mushy
     
  5. Extreme Coder
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    Extreme Coder GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yeah that's what I mean. They feel mushy. Is the D-Pad rubber harmed or what?

    And I'm kinda scared of opening my DS.. I ruined my older DS Phat by opening it to fit in a replacement cover, never to work again [​IMG]
     
  6. Extreme Coder
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    Extreme Coder GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Is there a way to find out if the rubber beneath it is harmed or not? I sure hope it isn't.
     
  7. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Lite d-pad sucks, the rubber in mine was damaged from too much tetris and was ultra sensitive
     
  8. Extreme Coder
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    I kinda know already that it sucks [​IMG] Now if there was something I could do about it..
     
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