New 3ds XL: X button is slightly non-responsive

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by NEO117, May 28, 2015.

  1. NEO117
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    Ok, it's not that the X button is bad or anything. I just notice that with all the other buttons, I just gotta lightly press them, while with the X button I gotta press it slightly harder to make it work. Is that normal? Can I make it better?
     
  2. Nickname863

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    Maybe cleaning helps (i can't help you with that I am always scared to damage technical parts while cleaning) but otherwise you will probably have to live with it.
    I will test it though Tested it for me there was no difference between the x of a normal 3ds and a new one (the small one)
     
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    Yeah... I always get scared when it comes to cleaning as well. I haven't tried yet because I'm looking for a proper way to clean it that won't damage it. I know alcohol is out of the question.
     
  4. guitarheroknight

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    Actually medicinal alcohol is the most safe way to clean electronics. I would suggest to remove the battery and drop a few drops of medicinal alcohol between the crack of the button the press it a couple of times to let the medical alcohol wash the contacts which are most likely dirty or something.
     
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    I know but I got a little paranoid after my friend's 3ds got busted when he used alcohol to clean it. LOL

    I actually DO have a contact cleaner... Durp. Will try and report back later.
     
  6. guitarheroknight

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    He probably used nail polish which is a big no no. Just go to your local pharmacy and ask for a little bottle of pure medicinal alcohol. Drop a few drops with the battery out, mash the buttons a couple of times and let the alcohol evaporate. I did this dozens of times on my old iPhone's home button and it worked every time just don't use anything else than medicinal alcohol.
     
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    Nail polish and alcohol are completely different things though...
     
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    Yeah... It doesn't seem to have solved the issue. Oh well, it really isn't THAT bad. It's probably supposed to be like that since the pressure I have to apply is minimal, it's just slightly more than the other buttons. Most likely a nitpick.
     
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    Use IPA on the contacts.
     
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    Protip: don't use lager.
     
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    how do you guys clean the lcd of your ds systems? i have a lcd cleaning liquid thing.. it is specifically made for lcd glass or somehting and it cleans my phone screen/tv/laptop screen very nicely , so this would be safe to use on the 3ds as well yeah ?