Is it really broken?

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  1. shaoranm
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    Hi guys, had my ds for about a year and it was working fine until recently...

    The problem is, while playing with my DS, the left directional button suddenly went berserk. One minute it was working like I was pressing it (eventhough I wasn't), then now I find it very difficult to press. Now my thumb has to get numb first before I can get it to work. [​IMG]

    Anyone experienced this? Anyone knows what might be the problem?

    Edit: not it's not working anymore, hard as I might, I cannot make it go left... [​IMG]
    Now I find it difficult to play button-based games [​IMG]
     
  2. mohaab

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    MY RIGHT BUTTON IS NOT WORKING VERY WELL AS WELL AND
    MY L BUTTON STOPPED WORKING THAN IT WORKED THAN IT STOPPED [​IMG] ITS WEIRD.
     
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    so, its physically impossible to press it? or does it feel the same, but the DS doesnt report it?

    Best bet is to just try to send it back in to Nintendo... If not, crack it open, there may just be something under it, thats keeping it from working! You could, buy this:
    http://powergamingparts.com/nintendo-ds-bu...ebuild-kit.html

    and repair it!!

    Good luck!
     
  4. shaoranm
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    I can press it, but the keypress doesn't seem to register...

    My other problem is that I purchased my DS in Japan, but I'm not actually from there. And I think that there is no Nintendo outlet in our country. Do you have any idea how I can have my DS sent to Nintendo?
     
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    on another note, is there a way (except for nintendo) to have my dsl fixed? the rubber matting under the directional button was already torn due to overuse....
     
  6. -EX-

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    Just unscrew your DS and change the rubber, it's that easy. I don't see a problem here.
     
  7. Gooseman

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    How about sending Nintendo an E-mail?
     
  8. mohaab

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    where can i get the rubber? i also have this problem
     
  9. -EX-

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    The link is in post #3.
     
  10. Jdbye

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    It's a Lite, and the link is for phat ONLY.
     
  11. shaoranm
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    Just like what jdbye said, I previously checked that before and it was for NDS, not NDSL. mine's NDSL.
     
  12. moshii

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    Sounds like the membrane under the button is broken. Mail Nintendo and they'll probably replace it for you.
     
  13. moshii

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    Yeah everyone here has a source of Nintendo spare parts under their bed don't they....
     
  14. moshii

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    Um, In Gibraltar there is no Nintendo.. but the Nintendo in the UK will repair it and ship it back under warranty, I have tested this. Nintendo don't service stuff based on location, more the type of plug you use, Nintendo ES won't fix Nintendo stuff in Gibraltar because it comes with a UK style plug.

    Moral of the story, Ship it insured and let Nintendo fix it... or just buy a new one, they're like less than £80 here.
     
  15. shaoranm
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    Sending it to Japan to have it repaired? I'm not so sure.... I do not have much resources to go by with, much more buy another unit.

    Fate, it's so cruel. :'(