[QUESTION] A Button contact worn on a 3DS with A9LH

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by bennyman123abc, Jan 16, 2017.

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What should I do?

  1. Repair it myself

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  2. Send it on in to Ninty

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  3. Hire someone else

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  4. Buy a new 3DS (Mind you I've had this 3DS since I was 10 and I am 15 now)

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  1. bennyman123abc
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    bennyman123abc Master of the Script Kiddies

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    Hello guys! I have a question about my 3DS console. About 5 or 6 months ago, I started noticing that the A button is not as responsive but, it hasn't really been a problem until now. I realized that the A button just randomly lets up while I am playing Mario Kart and trust me, that's not the best strategy to winning a race. I did a bit more research into the subject matter and I have 4 options from here. Just so you know, I have A9LH installed and a few out-of-region games installed.
    1. I could disassemble my 3DS and fix/replace the contact for the A button myself. Aprox. Price Range: $20 - $200 ($200 if I f*ck something up and just have to go with Option 4)
    2. I could send the console into Nintendo for a 'somewhat' cheap repair. Aprox. Price Range: $80 - $200 ($200 if Nintendo decides to say, "F*ck you for hacking our console! We're not sending it back!" and I have to go with Option 4)
    3. I could hire someone to do the repairs for me. Aprox. Price Range: $? - $200 (I don't know how much people are charging these days and I would have to go with Option 4 if they f*ck something up)
    4. I could simply buy a new 3DS altogether (I really would like a New 3DS XL :)) Aprox. Price Range: $19.95 - $330 ($19.95 if I buy a used O3DS from eBay or $330 if I want a New 3DS XL from Walmart (Pretty damn expensive for a portable game console if you ask me :P)
    So yea, no matter what I go with, this could end up being a tad bit f*cking pricey. Let me know what you guys think I should do. As always, happy hacking! (Or whatever the hell you guys do over in this topic :))
     
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    You could used NTR and Input Redirection
     
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    Yes but, what if I am playing the console on the go? (Like it was made for :P)
     
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    Do this, it's not actually that difficult, how do I know you may ask? I motherboard swapped a 3ds xl today. It's actually quite easy. You just need a Philips #00 screwdriver and some patience. Here's a guide.
     
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    Then you're quite SOL, buying replacement parts is a lot cheaper, below 200$
     
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    I've already looked into that but, where's the risk protection? Knowing my luck, I will end up breaking something. Hell, I ended up bricking my phone because I had ADB USB Debugging disabled just a couple hours earlier and then I decided to install custom recovery to a Samsung phone. That's simply how unlucky I am. But, thanks for your feedback. I guess I will look into it if I have no other choice.
     
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    The worst you can really do is tear a ribbon cable, but those are very easy to replace.
     
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    Looking at the guide, there are a few things where you could easily rip out a socket. That is not the best thing to do to a 3DS...
     
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    Maybe if you got the parts you could send it to @vb_encryption_vb as he does hardmods he may be able to specialize for that
     
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    That's a great idea, @vb_encryption_vb is very knowledgeable, he helped me with my motherboard swap...
     
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    How much does he charge if you know?
     
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    You'd have to PM him and ask for quote, as Im not personally aware
     
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    Ok. Thanks! I will PM him and see what he can do
     
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    No problem, happy to help
     
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    I sent him a PM. Now we just wait to hear a price... I'm hoping it's not TOO expensive