L key not working

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by lil-devil, Feb 9, 2008.

Feb 9, 2008

L key not working by lil-devil at 4:31 AM (2,903 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. lil-devil
    OP

    Member lil-devil GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Messages:
    142
    Country:
    Canada
    i was just wondering if anyone had this problem and know how to fix it


    my L key start to not work for reason,
    and my friend had this, b4 and his R key didn't work soon after it


    so i was wondering if anyone knows how to fix this

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. FireEmblemGuy

    Member FireEmblemGuy Finally hit 1000 posts

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,271
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Country:
    United States
    Are you using a Polar White DS Lite? I've only had mine about three months and for more than one of them the L button seemed almost jammed. Last week it stopped working. I'm not seeing any problems with R, though.

    Do you know if the DS warranty covers this?
     
  3. Kaos

    Member Kaos Good show!

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    558
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Country:
    Australia
    It should be covered by the warranty, as it's Nintendo's fault your DS isn't working properly.
     
  4. Jaejae

    Member Jaejae Superfly Don't Used

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Messages:
    625
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Country:
    New Zealand
    Yeah, just go and get a replacement
     
  5. aZnXrAvEr

    Member aZnXrAvEr GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    May 18, 2007
    Messages:
    148
    Country:
    United States
    It happened to my white DS Lite too.
     
  6. Shuny

    Member Shuny I'm in yr forum, reading yr postz

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,019
    Location:
    Somewhere in the world
    Country:
    France
    It happened to mine too. I smashed the L button with the botton of a screwdriver. It solved my problem [​IMG]
     
  7. shakirmoledina

    Member shakirmoledina Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Messages:
    6,611
    Location:
    Dar es Salaam
    Country:
    Tanzania
    i was once very annoyed when the R button was giving me problems
    What to do is that u blow in the button by slightly (very slightly) lifting it and check if it works and thats how mine did
    Or if that doesn't work than there are plenty of screwdrivers to go around
     
  8. resres

    Newcomer resres Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Messages:
    43
    Country:
    United States
    You can also try blowing into it if there's dirt. My phat has L button problems, but sometimes it works if you blow on it.. pretty weird.
     
  9. Rizsparky

    Member Rizsparky Saiyan Prince

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,479
    Location:
    The Future
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yup my ds phat also has a faulty L button, i blow it and it works fro an odd reason too.
     
  10. lil-devil
    OP

    Member lil-devil GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Messages:
    142
    Country:
    Canada
    LMAO LOL thats all i had to do xDD
    ahahaha

    thanks guys =D
     
  11. GDragon

    Member GDragon GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Messages:
    171
    Country:
    Canada
    mine also was not working then i started to push it kinda hardly then it worked XD
     
  12. ciama81

    Member ciama81 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2002
    Messages:
    157
    Country:
    United States
    One thing I have always done to fix buttons like this is an old dry toothbrush. Give the button a good scrub around the edges, it always gives my controllers and gameboys new life
     
  13. draken529

    Newcomer draken529 Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Country:
    United States
    well, my ds L button isnt working, i took apart my DS countless times to figure out whats wrong (more spring tension, disconnected circuits, etc) still cant figure out whats the problem, it seems the major problem is inside the L button square... which'll take me a micro scope and a tinnyyyy tool to really fix it, but i dont think blowing on it works.... if i push the L button REALLY hard, then it works... but it feels uncomfortable that everytime i want to make sure the L button works, i need to use all my strength to push the L button while im having fun... wonder if you can buy a DS circuit board somewhere....
     
  14. diew

    Newcomer diew Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2007
    Messages:
    52
    Country:
    United States
    hahaha you guys are geniuses. I had a similar problem with my Gold DS lite where the L problem stopped working. I hear the click and NOTHING seemed to be wrong with it but it just wouldn't do anything for any game when I pressed the L button. After reading about blowing in the DS method, I put my mouth over the L button and blown as hard as I can and what did you know, problem solved. Thanks. probably dust that was collected after being in my pocket.

    Guess I should've done this rather than filling out a repair form from nintendo where they offer a free repair. hahaha
     
  15. The Viztard

    Member The Viztard GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2008
    Messages:
    447
    Location:
    Hueco Mundo...=P
    Country:
    United States
    Yup, that worked for me too! i didnt believe it at first so i didnt bother trying...and i finally got tired of not trying, and guess what...it worked! lol, surprisingly it worked... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. Matt0125

    Newcomer Matt0125 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    California
    Country:
    United States
    my L key started working on and off like a year ago. i found sometimes if i didnt use it for awhile it would work and then stop working, and if i pressed really hard it would work, and sometimes when i hit the L button it would work for a little. now it pretty much doesnt work but the blowing tip helped and its workin thanks [​IMG]
     
  17. NDStemp

    Member NDStemp GBAtemp?! No! NDStemp

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2008
    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    Canada, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Just blow into it. There are some dust/lint that is causing it problems to not work.
     

Share This Page