N3ds XL hinge lose?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by itpun, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. itpun
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    The hinge on my N3ds XL is different from my GFs MMN3DS XL. It clacks louder and its much more wobbly. I was wondering if i were to take it to the repair centre in Nintendo, if they would update my firmware? Cause Id prefer if they didnt :)
     
  2. Maximilious

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    Yes Nintendo will update your firmware. Do you both have different screens? There's two different screens for the N3DS, one with scan-lines and one without to make telling the difference the easiest. This could be the cause for the difference.
     
  3. nervx

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    the hinges are designed to be a bit wobbly. the ones that don't are actually the defects although I prefer them as well. when you send in any console you are shipped back a different one which is always fully updated.


    wtf? he didn't mention anything about the scanline thing.
     
  4. itpun
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    Woah Ive never heard about this scan line thing!! How can I tell?
     
  5. Bananawagon

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    My n3dsXL hinge is wobbly too. It's annoying and I'd rather had a fixed hinge, but you will get used to it.
     
  6. Maximilious

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    Regardless, the scan-lines are the easiest way to tell what kind of screen you have on your N3DS.

    http://gbatemp.net/threads/scanlines-on-n3ds-xl.381530/
     
  7. DragonSky

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    Nintendo is bad to handle with dirty fingers like by the nunchucks.