Nooo! The thumbstick on my 3DS XL broke off!

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    You can send it to Nintendo. Just make it vanilla as possible
     
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    Use glue to repair it yourself [​IMG]
     
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    Buy a new one through ebay and replace it yourself.
     
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    This would be the easiest solution. But all kinds of things could go wrong. What if nintendo doesn't fix it, but instead sends me refurbished one? (They did that once with my ds lite when the screen hinge broke) I'd be screwed. Since It would probably have the latest firmware on it.

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    Oh cool. I'll check this out.
     
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    Holy shit, that's worse than the damage I got!

    The rubbery thumbstick on my launch day old 3DS disintegrated, from the years of use, which I read was bound to happen.

    but the entire black nub broke off!?

    did you force too big a coin under it?
     
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    They can do hardware fixes (well it being the analog stick thing) I don't they would.. They shouldn't do at least. I've had one of my XLs repaired due to technical problem and it came back the same one

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    Also https://www.amazon.co.uk/Replacement-Analog-Controller-Joystick-Nintendo/dp/B00PDMHGNY
     
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    i bought a cheap circle pad pro and took that stick to repair my broken one :P
     
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    Don't worry, this literally happened to my 3DS a few weeks ago. How to fix:
    1-Buy super glue.
    2-Place a single drop on top of the black knob thing that is sticking out. (Enough to cover the top surface of the black knob shown in your image but not enough to ooze around it when doing step 3)
    3-Place your circle pad back on top of the black knob. Apply pressure until the glue dries.
    4-Enjoy!

    Tip: For best results, try to place the circle pad back in the same orientation it was in before breaking. You can do this by making sure the black broken pieces at the bottom of the circle pad fit nice with the odd shape of the black knob before placing the glue.
     
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    I'm not 100% if you do, as I've not had the problem myself. I've had my O3DS XL since it came out and it's had no problems
     
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    How the hell did you break it like that?
     
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    I don't know man. Probably too much smash bros and Hyrule warriors.

    I found this



    It doesn't look too difficult. I'm still nervous about it though. I suppose I could try the super glue method as well.
     
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    The circle pad is VERY easy to replace, just follow a Youtube Guide. I can replace one in less than 10 mins.
     
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    You don't need superglue or Spudger Tool, your fingernail will do.
     
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    I tried this. I'm going to let it sit overnight. Hopefully it'll work.
     
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    https://www.amazon.com/ValueDeluxe-...32&sr=8-2&keywords=3ds+circle+pad+replacement

    Buy that and you will never need another 3ds circle pad ever again. It is a full piece of plastic so you will never have to worry about it breaking. Takes getting used to though if you are used to the original. No need to worry about glue or anything like that.