DSi mic not working

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  1. Overlord Nadrian
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    Well, the microphone of my DSi hasn't been working since late March, but I only now thought of creating a topic about it. Yeah, I couldn't be arsed to do it earlier, but yesterday I remembered it again because I was browsing the DSi Shop and noticed some cool DSiWare games NEED the microphone. Heck, even Dark Void Zero uses it, but luckily I found out that you can also press some buttons for the game to start.

    Anyways, the mic doesn't do anything. I have tried the Mic Test thing in the Settings, but it still doesn't work. I looked up the problem yesterday on the Nintendo website and they say I have to send them the DSi so they can fix it.

    Problem is, my warranty expired April 1st. (Seriously.) And I don't want to pay for it if I can fix it myself one way or another.

    I am quite handy so if there is a step-by-step guide somewhere I'd be glad to use it.
     
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    The microphone on my DS lite broke quite early into its existence but I could never bother getting it fixed. When I finally had a game that needed it I went and bought a cheap microphone headset thing that plugs into the DS's headphone/mic jack and that might be an easier option than replacing the actual microphone itself.

    Such as this one for example: Amazon: Nintendo Headset
     
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    Hey, that looks pretty cool! I'll look into it a bit more, thanks! [​IMG]
     
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    Bumping [​IMG]

    So, I just tried to order that microphone (because I only got my PayPal money on the 15th and I only got back a couple of hours ago), but according to Amazon they can't send it to Belgium... Which really sucks, because it would have been a very cheap solution to my problem. Are there perhaps any other places I can buy a decent (and preferably cheap, too) microphone/headset thingy from? (Maybe one of the Belgian tempers knows a good IRL shop to buy one from? That would save me the shipping costs and the long wait (as I only order with the cheapest shipping).)

    Thanks.
     
  5. Slyakin

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    Gasp! No double posting, you know...

    Maybe just look for one in your local game store? They have DS headsets, you know. (Maybe)

    Other than that, you might have to replace your mic.
     
  6. Overlord Nadrian
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    I allowed myself to double post since this topic seemed to have passed under the radar.

    They don't have anything in my 'local' gamestore (which is still half an hour drive from here), therefore I posted the topic. Also, I don't want to get my mic replaced because I use my DSi too frequently to have to miss out on it for weeks.
     
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    Alright mate! Thanks a bunch! I'll buy it as soon as I get some PayPal cash again (which should be fairly soon), hopefully I can find my trigram screwdriver by that time, otherwise I'll just order a new one (luckily they're very cheap).

    Thanks again man, I really appreciate it! [​IMG]
     
  9. Slyakin

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    Dang it, I wasn't helpful. [​IMG]
     
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    im glad i was a help [​IMG] and the best of luck fixing your mic!