help!! i have dented my select / home/ start button

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by samuelson, Jun 7, 2011.

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  1. samuelson

    samuelson Member

    Nov 23, 2009
    i gave my nephew my 3ds for the weekend,
    and he has managed to dent my select button really bad on my 3ds.
    is there any way of getting a replacement?
    it looks like its only stuck on, would nintendo send me the part??
    any ideas as im really gutted.
    thanks all
  2. tagzard

    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

    Apr 28, 2010
    United States
    Chicago Illinois
    Haha now you know not to let little kids play with adult stuff, lol. Send it to nintendo.
  3. Amiti

    Amiti GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 6, 2011
    United States
    How does a CHILD do that sort or damage really.

    I think you would need to send it to Nintendo. Not something to be that easily fixed.
  4. dangerboy

    dangerboy Banned

    Jun 6, 2011
    United States
    the first 3DS demo unit i tried had a dented select button. someone had almost poked a hole thru it!!

    i think some people's 1st instinct is to use the stylus to press start and select because those button are so close to the touch screen.

    if the 1st 3ds that i saw didnt have a dented select button then maybe i would have done the same thing just because of lazyness if the stylus was in my hand when i needed to press start/select.

    it sucks to be you right now!
  5. Spidey_BR

    Spidey_BR GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 1, 2008
    Probably used his nail to press the button.
  6. jceggbert5

    jceggbert5 Check out my hack, New Retro Mario Bros.

    Dec 1, 2008
    United States
    USA, Earth, MilkyWay
    I do that all the time with my stylus and mine's still minty fresh...
  7. IBNobody

    IBNobody I try to keep myself amused.

    Nov 16, 2006
    United States
    Texas, Hang 'Em High
    Stop doing it. The buttons are just a sticker that's placed over a button cavity.
  8. Arnold Schwarzen

    Arnold Schwarzen GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    Shit, I would never let anyone borrow my 3DS. Ever. I've let plenty of people at Uni play it but I was around them.
  9. syfyTy

    syfyTy PhD in Thaumaturgy

    Apr 11, 2011
    United States
    Tazmily, USA
    On the Nintendo site they offer coins to trade in for swag for your reviews, I told them I thought that the home button was going to be a big problem as many people (me too) were going to need that replaced first.. it was a bad design decision, and I told them that. Traded the coins in for a semi kool ds cart case though...
  10. WolfSpider

    WolfSpider GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 24, 2008
    United States
    The same thing happened to one at Bestbuy.
  11. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Call it being wise after the event, but I wouldn't trust anyone else with my things, particularly delicate electronics. Looking at the design, it doesn't seem like you could replace the Select button on its own and keep the clean design; you might have to replace the entire home row.
  12. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

    Mar 30, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    I want a picture of this. I feed upon other people's despair.

  13. dsfanatic5

    dsfanatic5 Team ICO Freak

    Mar 15, 2009
    United States
    In this post, a member here removed the whole sticker, to show what's underneath. Perhaps you could remove the sticker, straighten it out/remove dents, and glue it back on. It's hard to know the extent of your damage without seeing a picture.

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