Fixing DS Phant L/R SWITCHES

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  1. CrashmanX
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    CrashmanX Current project: SD Gundam G Generation Overworld

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    OK SO Ive been doing ALL kinds of research and I cant seem to find any replacment switches for the DS Phat's L/R buttons (mine are broke if you havent guessed) ATM Im really close to this [​IMG] (Cept with a DS Phat). Can Anyone help me find replacement switches?

    Like these cept for NDS Phat
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13264
     
  2. kobykaan

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

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    100% sure they are really broken and not just full of dirt? have you tried electrical switch cleaning fluid or a tiny squirt of wd40 fluid in them?

    just don't soak them .. then work the switch part a few times to work the fluid in [​IMG]
     
  3. Hunter_zaz

    Hunter_zaz Advanced Member

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    My L R are foobar too for my DS phat. Opened and cleaned but still no help. Don't work most the time. Except I don't think they are broken, just very very well used.

    Just opened your link, I think that's the problem with mine as well, the switches beneath the buttons have became less/ unresponsive.

    Give me a pm if you manage to fix yours. Thx.
     
  4. Treflex

    Treflex GBAtemp Regular

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    Same problem, but just my l button. Any fixes anyone?
     
  5. Ballistic

    Ballistic GBAtemp Regular

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    This may seem weird. And I don't mind if it does. But I've googled up quite a few websites that suggest you to try enclosing the L/R with your lips and blowing it. Worked on mine, sort of (it was in bad condition but nowhere near unplayable).
     
  6. fedgerama

    fedgerama Advanced Member

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    My friend's DS Lite's L button was messed up and got unresponsive at times, and now mine is doing it, too. Maybe its a technical flaw with them. I just got mine for XMas, plus I registered it on Nintendo's website which extended the warranty, so I plan on sending it in to get it fixed.
     
  7. Kittymat

    Kittymat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    DS Phat switches are available from dealextreme.com, they also do DSLite but these are very small and best left to a specialist repairer - buy new switches - having done them I can say they are great and work fine!
     
  8. redeyez

    redeyez Advanced Member

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    I know the "blowing" trick works on the DS Lite...But I haven't heard anything about it working on a DS Phat...
     
  9. Kittymat

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