New 3DS Cover Plate doesn't hold the stylus properly

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    I have the Colourful Yoshis Cover Plate for my New 3DS, but it doesn't hold the stylus as strong as the default one.
    I got the plate on the day it was released (I don't remember exactly, but I think it was about half a year ago?). It only fell out about three or four times since then, but I've decided to make this post after today it fell out on the bus, and I was really scared I lost it. I found it, though, thankfully.
    Is there anything I can make the plate hold the stylus stronger with? (Yes, the screws are in all the way.)
     
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    That's really strange, the plates should have no influence on how the stylus sits at all. I can remove my plates and the stylus would still hold in fine. Are you sure it's not either the system shell, or the stylus itself at fault?
     
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    If I press the plate in a little, the stylus stays in there properly. I can try again with the default plates, if you want. Be right back.

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    I can confirm the default plate holds the stylus much stronger.
     
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    I really have no idea what to suggest. I have eight sets of plates, one of them doesn't even have screws in, and they all hold it together fine.
     
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    Huh. I just placed a piece of a tissue beetween the back of the system and the cover plate, and it works surprisingly well. :rofl2:
     
  6. Ryccardo

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    Does it feel like it's thicker (scratches against a table) compared to the original?

    Red Xenoblade plates are affected too...
     
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    I think it's the same thickness as the original.
     
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    Are you serious? If I take off the bottom plate of my N3DS the stylus falls straight out if I so much as tilt it gently

    I've never had OP's problem though, my cover plates secure it well enough. If you wedge a piece of paper under the plate that might tighten it, I remember that being a common solution to the Acekard2i's spring loaded MSD slot IIRC :ha:

    Edit: Piece of tissue did the trick?
     
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    How odd. I guess some systems are just a little different.
     
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    Yeah. It's not as tight as the default plates, but it's tight enough for the stylus not to fall out on it's own.
     
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    What happened to my 2DS stylus over time was the little plastic nub wearing down, I slotted something in that little hole to push the nub out a bit and that helped :)
     
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