L+R button fix help.

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  1. tagzard
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    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    So my friend gave me his DS to fix. Everything works but his Left trigger button doesn't work. How do i fix this? I already own a tri-wing screwdriver if i need that.
     
  2. Another World

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    what fixed my shoulder buttons was air, and lots of it. thankfully there was nothing wrong with the switching mechanics. when i pushed down i had to push HARDER than before. nintendo wanted $80 or something like that just to look at it. i fixed it by pulling the plastic away from the shell (the best i could) and blowing a ton of compressed air in there. i also blew with my mouth as the air didn't have enough pressure to fix it the second time it happened. since i got out the dust or whatever was in there i haven't had an issue. that was probably around 2 years ago.

    it could be that the switch itself is broken. last i checked you could buy replacements all over the web. a tri-wing will cost you about .99 cents and the switch a few bucks. i'm just not comfortable taking apart my ds but i hope you are if it comes to that.

    -another world
     
  3. ultimate.fake.ac

    ultimate.fake.ac GBAtemp Regular

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    I've fixed a couple 'broken' DS L and R buttons by just blowing. Just put my lips to the side of the button and give a couple good strong quick blows. It seems the DSs really have a problem with simple dust 'breaking' those buttons.
     
  4. Invierno

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    nooooo, dont blow air into the buttons... if you use your mouth for this, you can damage you console with humidity...

    My R button stop working a couple of months ago... and the REAL solution is "electronic contact cleaner".
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    First, you have to remove the back of your ds, and then just use the cleaner in the trigger you want to fix.

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    Make sure that the liquid penetrates the button. Wipe out the excedents of liquid and wait a couple of minutes. Then assembly your ds again and try.

    My R button now works just fine as the first time i use my dsi :B
     
  5. Hanafuda

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    Invierno is the first guy (besides yours truly) I've ever seen answer this question correctly. Yes, the fix is simple contact cleaner, which you can get at Radio Shack etc. A couple short blasts right into those little microswitches and they'll be good as new. Works on old SNES controllers, GBA's, NDS, you name it. And, if youre looking at a choice between contact cleaner w/ lubricant or w/o lubricant, buy the plain no lube stuff.