NDS Fat Shoulder Button Broken

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Feb 24, 2010

NDS Fat Shoulder Button Broken by Dangy at 4:03 PM (1,673 Views / 0 Likes) 21 replies

  1. Dangy
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    So, after six years of user my NDS Fat, the shoulder botton (L) has finally given up on me...


    Should I attempt to repair it? Are there any tutorials? Where could I buy the parts, if I need to buy some.

    I really don't have the money, or will to buy a DSL. (I hate those things. -.-)

    Thanks for the help. :33
     


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    Uhmmm before we can help exactly how is it broken? Does it no longer spring properly or does the button just not respond at all?
     
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    6 Years.... bout time [​IMG]

    anyway... as the above said... in what sense is it broken, broken as that when you press it doesn't respond? usually if you stick some paper or something like that it does the job.
     
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    Thanks. I don't know what you mean by the beggar of info thing, but whatever.


    It still clicks, but there is no response... hope that makes sense.
     
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    Click but no response sounds like the button's actually died and its not making contact. Need to see a disassembly vid to know how modular it is but I think that replacing that parts a solder job.
     
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    Okay, well I can solder. I just need some instruction.
     
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    Do I need to order an extra shell anyway? I could go ahead and do that while I wait for replies.
     
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    blow into the button with your mouth on it
     
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    I tried blowing some compressed air in there, it didn't work.
     
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    Okay, last night it started working again, then stopped about 15 minutes later... Hm.
     
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    Hmm...maybe try taking apart and giving them a good clean? Also gives you a decent chance to figure out how the buttons can by replaced (if need be)
     
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    believe it or not, you may be able to talk NoA into repairing it for you warrenteeless. I've had some amazing results with them with my DSL (Willing to repair a drop-damage for a system bought used nearly 18 months prior for free just because I actually had the balls to ask).

    If you were in a different country I'd say tough luck, but NoA truly are pushovers, and notoriously high ranked in customer service.
     
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    So wait, you're saying that I can get my DS PHAT repaired, for free, even if my warranty is up?

    (NoA = Nintendo of America?)
     
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    maybe. It can't hurt to ask at least, and as I said, I had some pretty amazing results when I tried, and I was almost sure at the time that I'd need a new DSl

    A synopsis of my call:
    Operator: Welcome to Nintendo how may I help you
    Me: Well, my DS Light's shoulder cracked and the top screen started to separate.
    O: Oh no! Well do you have a warranty?
    Me: Uh, no. I bought it a year and a half ago used from a gamestop
    O: okay, then if you wish to have it repaired it will cost X dollars (iirc somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred)
    Me: Oh well nevermind then, thank you.
    O: Wait, what is the problem?
    Me: Well, I was just wondering if there was some way I could get it repaired with no cost despite not having a warranty.
    O: Well, actually I can give you a one-time waived warranty-less repair cost!
    Me: Wait...really?
    O: Yes and the repair will come with a one year warranty...



    So as I said, it can't hurt to try, and you may just get success!
     
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    Will Nintendo even repair DS Phats anymore?

    Also, this is how my call with PROBABLY go.

    A synopsis of my call:
    Operator: Welcome to Nintendo how may I help you
    Me: Well, my DS Light's shoulder button is messed up, it won't work.
    O: Oh no! Well do you have a warranty?
    Me: Uh, no. I bought it six years ago for Christmas.
    O: Holy crap, mang, you need a new DS then!
    Me: Oh well nevermind then, thank you.
    O: Thank you very much, make sure you buy a DSL.
     
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    Nah, it'll be "Upgrade to a DSi"

    I doubt they'll repair your DS for free, choco's DSL was only half a year out of warranty so it was pretty reasonable for them to repair it. Then again they might have a huge stockpile of DSPhat parts left over and give you it at a reduced price if you try to negotiate with them
     
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    Lawl, am I the only one that hates calling ANY customer service.
     
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    no, my ds was bought used, meaning I had NO Warranty whatsoever. EVER. The serial code on the back had worn off too, so they had no way of even knowing about any truth regarding purchase history over the phone.

    I hate calling customer service too, but I had heard about how easygoing NoA was, so I gave it a shot.
     

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