My "A and B" buttons are wearing out.

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Feb 6, 2011
  1. Jugo
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    The A and B buttons on my dsi are wearing out. They are really low and feel like theyre stuck down a little. This is probably because I used to play alot of Pokemon and other games with only button controls instead of touch screen. Is there any way to fix this? I was thinking of buy an replacement shell for my dsi beacause I want it to look new again. If you got a new shell for your ds or dsi, did the buttons feel "new"? If theres a better way to fix this please tell me.

    Im thinking about buying this one: http://www.gaminggenerations.com/store/nin...lue-p-2799.html
    What do you think?
     
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    You are right that replacement shell replaces also the buttons and it feels kinda new (if new shell isn't cheap quality). Another way to fix them is to open up DSi and look whats causing it or buy only new buttons and replace them but replacing whole housing at same time maybe better option.
    One you linked looks pretty awesome and price seems OK. I would definetly buy that. Just remember to watch instructions from somewhere carefully two times that you won't brake anything.
     
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    Former Staff Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    This is what you need. (assuming you have a DSlite)

    http://www.dealextreme.com/p/replacement-b...-piece-set-1466

    My black DSlite, which I bought the week black ones were released in America is starting to have the same problem. My A button and right directional on the d-pad is what is starting to go on mine. Getting to where I have to push on them harder to work. I actually have a new set of pads for it, but I'm afraid of other stuff breaking in the DS if I open it to change them. I have yet to open up my DSlite for anything.....but I've seen where older DS's will have ribbon cables go bad just by opening them, so be careful.
     
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    Is there a good guide to taking it apart and putting it back together?
     
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    The DSi has different button placement and 2 cameras. Is there a similar guide for the dsi? I really dont wanna mess mine up.
     
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    Guys... He said DSi. The guides are totally different. [​IMG]

    Be sure to google on how to disassemble a DSi. The DS Lite procedure is pretty different.
     
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    I had skimmed past the part where he said "DSi" and like Rayder assumed he had a DS Lite.
     
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    I have said this in other post, i guess that to dissassembly a NDSi is really hard, i've done in nds lite, man it was really hard, it took me 5 hours to complete it, and the dsi has a lot of small pieces, its really hard to find a guide.
     
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    Yea, I'm having the same problem... may look into all these links and ideas xD
     

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