Left shoulder button goes on vacation

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by jonny_eh, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. jonny_eh
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    For the past few months, the left shoulder button on my black DS Lite comes and goes.

    When it isn't working, I can't do anything to make it work again. The DS just doesn't respond when I click it. I've tried it with my G6 Lite and with retail games.

    Then, magically, it will return, like there was never any problem. It will work for a week or two, then stop working again.

    I've even opened up the case and poked at the left shoulder button while the machine was running, and it still didn't work.

    Has anyone else experienced this kind of silliness?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Although I have not personally experienced it, my friend has, and he thinks that it is because he played like Bleach and Brothers in Arms too much. Do not know what to do though. [​IMG]
     
  3. DSGRIM

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    If I were you I would install a small switch and remove the L button for now or send it in to nintendo. (follow the trace back, there may be a small open in it which you can bridge.
     
  4. jonny_eh
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    I don't think I can send it into Nintendo since my DS lite has been flashed [​IMG]

    You think it might be a broken trace?
     
  5. DSGRIM

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    a broken trace is super easy to fix.
    the button may not be soldered well or may have accidentally come off the board. check it out to make sure its all making a good connection
     
  6. MaHe

    MaHe one lazy schmo

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    Well, I have an ... inverse problem. The LR button is pressed ALL the time (after my DS took a bath [​IMG] ) and when opening it up, I see absolutely nothing wrong. What could be the problem?
     
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    I had exact same problem, so I browsed the net for a solution alot people said to blow into the shoulder button from the corner i tryed and surprisingly enough it worked abit of dust that all, hope this solves ur problem
     
  8. jonny_eh
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    Holy crap dude, it worked!

    Thanks a ton! [​IMG]
     
  9. deathfisaro

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    Good that you fixed it,
    if you send in flashed DS for hardware repair, I don't think they'd care.
    But I bet it has to be some serious damage so they don't have to turn it on and check =P