1. FireSeel

    OP FireSeel GBAtemp Regular
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    The L button on my 3ds has completely stopped working, it does not respond to any presses at all. It is a launch 3ds, so I assume the warranty has expired, what can I do?
     
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    take apart and clean?
     
  3. BORTZ

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    Playing a lot of Kid Icarus? I thing Nintendo will repair it, but not for free.
     
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    simple answer, Fix It.

    it probably just need to be cleaned. get a triwing screwdriver, remove back shell and cleanwith Q-tip. if it still dosent work then solder in a new button, its not hard, and replacement buttons are cheap.

    in the future you should take better care of your stuff.
     
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    pull the l button up and then put your lips in it, then blow really hard!

    (I do not recommend doing this if you do not want to break your 3DS)
     
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    Just outta curiosity, where did you buy yours? I got mine at Tesco brand new and it was at launch too, just wondering how well you take care of yours and if there was anything that you did that might of damaged it? Im starting to get worried about something like this happening to mine too.
     
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    Buy some canned air, gently lift the button, and blow some of that in there.
     
  8. FireSeel

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    I had one from GAME at launch, and my friend got one too. Then, I sold mine because there were no games I wanted for it ( this was before the 1st party games came out), but half a year ago, I bought my friends off him, so I dont know what he diid with it.
     
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    This happened with my launch 3DS, and I could not fix it.

    I came here for suggestions even and none of them worked, they were just temporary fixes.

    Luckily I took it back to the store (EB Games) and they swapped it out for me. But if you are gonna try that and they do swap it, don't expect them to let you perform a system transfer first.

    You could sent it to Nintendo for repair, but be prepared to shell out some cash.
     
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    Damn, that sucks.
     
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    3DS L/R buttons are socketed. If you are patient and are careful, take it apart and see if it came loose off the socket, if not replace it. It's fairly easy to get to without having to remove much.
     
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    Dip it in alcohol.
     
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