new 3DS XL clicking sound when opening.. OCD?

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  1. aofelix
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    Hey I'm probably being a bit OCD but just wanted to check.

    When I open my 3DS XL I can hear a slight clicking or squeaking noise. I don't hear this on my old model. Seems to be from the hinge.

    Has anyone else had this?

    Its pretty quiet, I'm probably being a bit OCD but wanted to check if theres a way to stop this sound
     
  2. guitarheroknight

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    Its normal. On my previous white 3DS XL I had a noticeable clicking sound so I wouldnt worry.
     
  3. mech

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    yah the crack when it opens to each point starts loud but it does quiet down after a short while, it was upsetting me to at the start :D
     
  4. Tomy Sakazaki

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    There's a piece in the hinge that clicks in some positions, it's normal since it's function is to lock the screen in place. When it's newer it's really a loud sound.
     
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    I have the same thing!
     
  6. piratesephiroth

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    lol even my old 3DS still makes a loud clicking sound

    I don't think there's any way around that.
     
  7. aofelix
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    not a clicking noise when its in place.

    i must have explained it wrong. i mean a quiet creaking noise when its being moved into the "lockable position"

    basically a creaky hinge.
     
  8. xmastermiix

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    I'm having the same problem. Just worried if this is going to cause problems with the hinge later on.
     
  9. WiiUBricker

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    My first-day 3DS XL doesn't have this but my golden Zelda 3DS XL does make this sound.
     
  10. mech

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    not had that issue, sounds like it needs some lube :S
     
  11. Dualin

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    Both my old 3DS and "new" all have a clean snap noise when it hits the 3 parts of the hinge. I don't hear any squeaking noises.
     
  12. daxtsu

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    My Japanese New 3DS LL makes that sound, as does my friend's American Pokémon X 3DS. I think it is normal. It doesn't sound like it's a bad snapping sound to me.
     
  13. mech

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    hes not talking about the click it make when it reaches the point its the sound in between,
     
  14. daxtsu

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    Oops, my mistake then. None of the 3DSes I have access to make such a sound.
     
  15. aofelix
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    sounds kinda gone away. not too bothered about it anymore. my original 3DS XL creaks a shit load when opening just from the body instead of the hinge itself.

    my macbook is £1500 and is perfect. my nintendo 3DS's are like £150 and I think my OCD about them can sometimes get a bit ridiculous considering the amount of fun it gives me and the fact its functional.
     
  16. mech

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    i have ocd, i know what you are going through, once the honeymoon period is over or you buy another one you will be fine,
     
  17. Solar47

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    I have the same thing! it was upsetting thought it was just me :(
    It is like a crackling sound right as you start to open it almost like a crunching sound like 2 peices of plastic are rubbing together idk. its very subtle but killing my OCD also

    New 3DS LL
     
  18. Solarisa

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    Master hears this when opening his 3DS XL (Old XL).
     
  19. Leonardo Mantovan

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    Hello, i just bought a New 3DS and have the same noise... Do i have to be worried? or is it normal and wont get any problems? Thanks
     
  20. davidlc

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    This is normal, there's no way that a device don't make noises when having mechanical parts, i just played attention to what OP said and noticed the same. No need to be worried. Probably everyone's 3Ds makes slightly different sounds and intensities