issue with c-stick

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by september796, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. september796
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    My NEW 3DS' c-stick works in all directions but it is not as sensitive going left, right or down as it is going up.
    I'll explain it this way:
    up: 100% (perfect sensitivity, easy to use and precise)
    right: 85% (not as sensitive but not that noticeable)
    left: 80% (you need to press it harder, a bit noticeable)
    down: 50% (very hard pressure is needed, it is annoying)

    I don't think it's necessary to replace it though. In fact I was thinking of cleaning the inner parts of the c-stick by disassembling the console...
    will it fix it?
    Or maybe you can suggest another workaround?
    I know this was a common problem on many new 3ds non-XL
     
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    I was in the same position and ended up replacing the parts. It seems that the rubber is just trash and loses its form after a few intensive hours of usage and gets unresponsive.

    After the 2nd replacement I did a small modification, though. I wrapped a small patch made of tshirt around it and fixed it. Now the rubber is not stressed anymore and retains its form plus I have a much better grip. It works great and I tested it already for about 500hrs of gameplay.
     
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    So, did you just replace the rubber piece? or the whole c-stick part? the thing is that I have barely used the c-stick ever since I bought my n3ds because none of the games I had made use of it until now.
     
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    @september796: Just like I said. I wrapped around the rubber a patch of cloth. Of course I had to replace the C-Stick first. I replaced the whole unit (rubber piece + connector board) but it should be enough to replace the rubber.

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