Left Bumper Problems

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Svorax, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Svorax
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    Katy, Tx
    Hey so my nds phat's left bumper is acting kind of odd. When pressed, it may respond, it may not. If I jiggle the button around a little, it will pick up on it, but the ds will think I'm pressing it multiple times... if that makes any sense to anyone. I ordered a triwing screwdriver from dealextreme and popped it open only to find nothing visibly wrong. Put it back together and its still not responding correctly. That would tell me I need a replacement tactile switch; am I right? Are there replacements available for purchase especially for nds? What does this sound like to you?
     
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  3. Svorax
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    Yeah, I see what your saying -- good idea actually. I did this with pieces of index cards awhile back to give my SNES controller some of it's playability back. But I pretty sure this isn't the problem. I opened it up again examined the "plastic jabby part" and it doesn't seem broken or too short or anything. I also finished putting it back together without the left bumper to test the switch itself. Doesn't seem to be non-responsive now...
     
  4. nicky041192

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    its a connection problem.
    i fixed ine. on the l button (if you take it out) theres a little hole. this is the area where it touches the rubber pad to the button.
    what i did was snip a little piece of a toothepick and pusched it into the whole. put your ds together and should work fine. the little piece of a toothpick will make the button push in more therefore increasing conection.
     
  5. Fabis94

    Fabis94 Xbawx playa

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    Oh the Shoulder button bug is a bitch. I had my DSlite only for like 2 months and it started. At first blowing in works, but after some time the blowing in lasts for less time. I just gave up and played games without it. I'm glad my DSi doesn't have this problem.