Nintendo 2DS: Volume slider broken and stuck on the loudest settings.

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Amadren, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. Amadren
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    I dropped it and now it's broken and i am unable to tune down the loudness. The volume slider works fine I am able to push it up and down but the volume is stuck at the loudest setting. I want to know if i can fix it myself or do i need to send it for repairs.

    Thx :)
     
  2. mrGREEK360

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    Does the slider feel loose, is it as firm as before. If loose it probably broke or somehow popped off the slider that's on the board. If it's still firm then to me that's odd, but I'm not familiar with the 3ds internals but if it was built like the other volume sliders on other nintendo handhelds then it should be loose unless somehow dropping it broke the solder joint attached to the volume slider,

    Personally there should be an option in the os to use any of the physical buttons like wifi/3d/volume/power I know they have this option but would be nice if it had option for the volume and 3d intensity option in os.

    Unless you have opened a DS/dsi/3ds before I wouldn't attempt a repair as these things are a bitch to put together and very easy to tear ribbon cables, also it's never as good when reassembled, creaking and fit not as good for some reason.

    If you are using gateway flash cart and you send it into nintendo they will update the console before sending it back, if you use sky3ds this shouldn't be a problem as it works on latest firmware ATM.

    If you are still under warranty and don't use gateway just send it to nintendo, if it's out of warranty call nintendo and ask how much the repair is but if it's more then 50$ you would be better off purchasing another 2ds as you can get them for 70-100$.

    Personally I would leave it as is because when I play 3ds I blast the volume at home and if I'm outside with it I use headphones but still have it on 100% volume. Just use headphones when your somewhere that you don't want to blast a 3ds game volume.
     
  3. Amadren
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    I can move the slider but I feel like a tiny resistence when I slide it to the up. Like if the slider on the PCB wasn't from the physical one.
     
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    Without opening it up, it's hard to say for sure. It might be a plastic piece that's broken off, or something else.
    If it's just a plastic piece that broke off, gluing it back together might be an easy fix. Either way, you can solder on a replacement slider.

    Oh, and I found your post here :P https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/201044/Volume+slider+broken+and+stuck+on+the+loudest+settings.
    Seems like that guy gave you a pretty good answer. You should try his suggestions.
     
  5. mrGREEK360

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    If you have experience opening consoles up then go watch a youtube disassembly video of the 2ds and see if the slider is broken. If not then look in your area for console repairs, usually small mom and pop gaming stores do repairs. I would strongly vote against opening it up if you never have opened up a handheld. I have and I have repaired a few yet I still tore the ribbon cable of my ds l I was trying to do a housing swap on.

    Only repair this if its 100% needed, I see you have other 3ds so I would just leave the 2ds alone if you don't have the experience.

    You could also try a cellphone repair shop to take apart the 2ds to see what's the problem with the slider.

    What would be the reason of not just using headphones when you don't want people to hear, it's not like full volume is actually loud lol, imo it's pretty quite. I know it's annoying having your electronic broken but if it was me id frget about it. Atleast your volume is stuck on full and not stuck off.
     
  6. Fabbbrrr

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    Reach volume slider is not that difficult on the 2ds. Once you take apart the back part, where the battery is located, you can easily take apart both sides of the console.
     
  7. Amadren
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    Ok. Thank you very much. I'll try your solutions :)
    That's not mine :/ It's my little brother's one.

    That wasn't my post :P I was searching on google for my problem and I found it on another website. There were no answer and I'm not very good at english. So.... I copied/pasted it because I had exactly the same problem ^^
    But, anyway, thanks for the link :P
     
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  8. insanebotv21

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    this is rather simple to fix. opening it up will reveal that the volume slider is unattached. All you have to do is move it back onto the switch's knob, and it will be able to change volume.