DSi D-Pad Problem

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by PixelPiece, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. PixelPiece

    PixelPiece Member

    Dec 26, 2016
    So my 3DS has just stopped working, and I have decided to avoid hacking for a while and I am using my dsi xl (the only ds I have left). It perfect, EXCEPT for one problem. My d-pad doesn't work. Specifically the left d-pad button, It works, but it has to be pushed very hard on for it to recognize it has been pressed :(
    Other then that, it works absolutely fine, but it kinda bugs me when I need to use my d-pad and that happens.
    PS: It also (very very rarlely) happens with my right d-pad, but it happens like once and then it works, so I think it is just a coincidence.
  2. Wanderersi

    Wanderersi Newbie

    Jan 24, 2017
    If you take a look inside maybe find a teardown online you'll see the dpad is actually just 4 rubber feeling covers on top of buttons if you clean these with some rubbing alcohol it might fix the contact.
    In the link below if you scroll down a bit someone else details the process if you need a step by step guide check out a youtube guide of a teardown.

  3. justin-dabath

    justin-dabath Member

    May 11, 2016
    It's cheaper to just replace the D-pad board (less than £5) http://www.ebay.com/itm/262810145996

    But, it could just be lots of wear to the rubber pad for that button, a cheap replacement set of pads could fix it - http://www.ebay.com/itm/281043770177

    Sadly when they made the DS Lite / DSi / DSi XL the buttons were more sensitive / not as firm so it's a common problem.