Screetching hinge?

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Jun 12, 2011

Screetching hinge? by Gullwing at 12:24 AM (1,233 Views / 0 Likes) 17 replies

  1. Gullwing
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    Long story short: my 3ds touch screen scratched my top, sent it to service and they got me a new screen. The new screen had some hot pixels so they got me a new system. My previous 3DS' hinge was quite wobly but this one is quite sturdy, but it makes stupid screetching sounds... Should I be worried, or should I not pay much attention? Thanks!
     
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    haha, thats sucky, mine does the same thing, as far as i can tell it hasnt done any damage, its just freaking annoying
     
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    Uhuh it is! I hope mine doesn't get f***ed up again, either.
     
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    No! Send it back now! There was a member on these exact forums that posted a video of his stupid screeching hinge- it is too tight, and will eventually break the console if you do not post it off to Customer Support pronto!
     
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    get some tools or somethin and loosen it or bash the hinge on a table (not kidding)
     
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    Mine has been screeching louder since I fit a hard case over it. It is quite tolerable though.
     
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    UGH! I hate it! I really don't want to give it back.. At least not yet. Is there a work around on this?
     
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    No, there isn't- unless you want to make your hinge incredibly loose or risk losing your warranty :/
     
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    Should I let it be until the real problem comes up? Really, sending it back to the service is a huge pain in the ass for me right now, considering that they messed up my previous 3DS, and I was literally begging for a replacement [​IMG]
     
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    Put some oil on dat yo!
    Yes oil, or open it up and replace the hinge.
     
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    That's... Dumb?
     
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    No, no it's not. It'd be dumb to open it up and LOSE all of the pieces.
     
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    Of course I'm not opening it up! I don't have the guts to do so, and I'm voiding my warranty.
     
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    Right, then use oil.
    Your problem man I tried to help.
    :-/
     
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    Thanks a lot dude!
     
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    The idea of lubing it isn't as wack as some might think. Years ago there was a plastic engine sold in toy stores, it was clear so you could see how internal combustion engine works, anyway, for a lube they suggested Vasaline (petrolium Jelly). I think regular oils (some) will break down plastic but petrolium jelly will lube without breaking the plastic or melting it. I would use a very tiny bit so the tech that eventually fixes it doesn't see it inside when opening it though. I have used this on the clear cover cases for the DSi, ds lite and so forth, when they were tight, worked fine.

    Good Luck

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    PS Nintendos retrun time for repairs is not good right now because they are getting flooded with the 3ds Black Screen problem - poss defect. Mine had it and they can't figure out what is causing it. They said poss. games but I've also had the problem in the system menu...
     
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    Umm Silicon lubricant spray could do the job, right?
     
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    Screetching will stop over time (like my first 3DS).

    Pip'
     

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