How can I prevent my L&R buttons from breaking?

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  1. EpicJungle
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    My DSi's shoulder buttons are starting to give up, and blowing (using canned air) fixes it for a few weeks.
    Now, how can I prevent dust or protect it in any way so it won't break?

    Please be specific if you recommend buying cases for my DSi [​IMG]

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Ron

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    You really can't. You gotta keep blowin on them for the rest of your DSi's life, unless you change the case, but even then, it'll start to die eventually.
     
  3. DarkStriker

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    My familiy owns a total of 2 DSl, 1 DSi & 2 3DS. Never had any issue with the L&R buttons. ron975's suggestion is the only way i guess. But wouldn't replacing the shoulder buttons do the trick? They have longer living time than in the case right?
     
  4. EpicJungle
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    I'm sorry, I don't quite understand what this means :S
     
  5. DarkStriker

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    Replace the shoulder bottons with new ones. That way u renew its lifespan no?
     
  6. Aia

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    You'll have to replace the button itself, not just the plastic part of the casing. And believe me, that thing is SMALL. As I recall correctly, it's a small mostly-cubic thing around... 3mm a side? Probably less. [Photo: http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-93938399693634_2170_15453924 ]

    I've blown out my LRs years ago; it's a DS Lite from Taiwan before they were released in the US. I know it's possible to remap the buttons via cheats such that, say, Select+Left = L and Select+Right = R, but I can't remember where I've seen that. Wish I could. >
     
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  8. jabbawockeez

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    it looks difficult to protect the L&R, because that is easy to broken, no matter how carefully you are .so do not use them with rude.
     
  9. BloodWolfJW

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    Simple, but hard fix. Don't place it in your pocket...hard, I know, but it worked for me