New 3DS XL shoulder button replacement?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by link6155, May 29, 2015.

  1. link6155
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    So I dropped my new 3DS like an idiot and the R Shoulder button was what hit the ground. Fortunately there was only very minor scratches on the button and nowhere else on the system. However, when I press the R shoulder button, it feels 'mushy' now. If I press the top half of the button, it doesn't register that I pressed it. If I press the bottom half, it feels fine and it works. I open up the inside of my N3DSXL and I checked the shoulder buttons. It seems perfectly fine, nothing broken, dented, or misaligned. No matter how many times I check or realign it, it doesn't feel the same as it did before I dropped it.

    Is there a place where I can buy a replacement button for my New 3DS XL? My N3DSXL is red, but I don't really mind a different color shoulder button as long as it works.

    Off topic, I was talking to a Nintendo represenative about sending in my 3DS for repair. The first time I called they said I can send in my 3DS even though I had open/tampered with it. The second time I called they said I can't send it in and that they can tell if I open it as there some kind of seal that gets broken. Which representative is right and how does this 'seal' work (does it even exist)?
     
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    If this is anything like DIY 3DS maintenance, you'll have to wait for people to start scrapping N3DSes and selling the parts on ebay-- which isn't really happening yet. Best chances are with trying to get Nintendo to repair it. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo is using the same type of shoulder button for the N3DS as they did with the old one. If a repair from Nintendo isn't an option, there are cheap old 3DS parts you can give a shot (no guarantee).

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Left-Right-...352?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3399f3f5f0
     
  3. link6155
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    Unfortunately they are not the same as the new shoulder button ribbon cables also include the new ZL and ZR buttons.