faulty circle pad (doesn't go up/down), fixable/replaceable?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by porko, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. porko
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    porko GBAtemp Regular

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    the analogue part is cheap on ebay, but i don't know if it will fix it!

    this is what happens:
    - turning on the console, the cursor goes rapidly down for 5-10s
    - after stopping, the circle pad can only go left and right, not up and down

    i removed the part entirely, and instead of just going down the cursor goes diagonally! i originally thought that if it stopped moving all together, perhaps a simple part change would fix it, but now i'm thinking it isn't so simple...

    if anyone has any advice or experience, i would appreciate the input :)
     
  2. porko
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    porko GBAtemp Regular

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    answering myself here, maybe this can help others :)

    the part came today, i replaced it, and lo and behold... it works perfectly!