Second day with my 3DS and I already found something odd.

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  1. CrimzonEyed
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    So I got my Zelda limited edition 3DS yesterday (YAY!)
    First it came with a UK charger and a Swedish AC travel adaptor. Nothing that much odd with that.
    The odd thing was something I noticed today, below/under my Circle Pad.
    Here is an image of it:
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    Do you have this on your 3DS? I checked my brothers aqua blue 3ds and it did not have "that"
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    My aqua blue NTSC 3DS doesn't have that either... Looks like that disc or whatever is under it moved around a bit.
     
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    I have a NTSC Cosmo Black one and it does not have it either. That's pretty weird
     
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    just checked my Zelda 3DS. nothing like yours.
     
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    It's the mechanism for your Circle Pad.
    It looks the same on my PAL Cosmo Black 3DS (from launch)
     
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    Aqua Blue US one from launch, also nothing like that. It looks like the inner ring is cracked. Besides looking bad though, I don't know if its damaging. You could send it in if you're worried about it I'm sure.
     
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    Just tried to move on it a bit with a pen, it seems the little plastic circle somehow got clean crack from being bent, almost as if someone have hold the disk and bent it a little until it cracked. Since its going down a down a bit and it's not like it's missing a piece
     
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    Does it affect the movement or make any sounds when using the circle pad?
    Can you move it using a small object, like a toothpick or something?
    OK then.
     
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    Weird, my Zelda 3DS doesn't have that.
    Have you asked Nintendo support about it?
     
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    Don't have anything like that on my Aqua Blue EUR Launch 3DS (Wow that's a big name).
     
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    It does sound a little bit more than my brothers 3DS, but it mostly because my is brand new and his is 2 months old. Also my circle pad is a bit more "harder to move around" since it's not that much used yet. (like a new N64 controller vs a used one...xD)
    No I have not done that yet, wanted to check online first, maybe safest to contact them? Since that disc is probably for protecting from dush and such.
     
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    I'd just email or call them, provide the pictures you showed us, they will probably have some good info, and be able to tell you whether it's broken or not.
     
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    Mine is not like yours, yours looks like some of the plate under the circle pad has chipped off.
     
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    It's a plastic washer. It has a crack on it intentionally so it can be affixed to the slider during manufacturing. I have two 3DSs and they've both had it since purchase. The 'cracked' part tends to move around during use and is completely normal.

    Took another look, that's not normal. Sorry. :)
    Send it in.
     
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    Sigh when I finally bough my 3DS it's something wrong it xD

    EDIT: Checked with a pen on my brothers 3DS, he have a crack in the disk too, but it's not bent down like mine :/
     
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    Don't take my word for it but I think the black plastic disc is supposed to have a "crack", or more like a fine line, due to how they are manufactured.

    Personally I don't think it's worth sending in, I would suggest you to wait half a year and see if gets worse. I would also recommend lubing it once in a while during that time, making it smoother for play.


    EDIT: The reason to why I think it's not worth it is that your brand new unit will probably end up getting scratched during the repair process.
     
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    It's okay, Nintendo said it is normal to have it. ^^
     
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    Don't have it either. Nintendo says it's normal but how normal exactly? Rarely anybody has it from what I can see.
     
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    I voted no. If Nintendo says it's normal then I must have an abnormal 3DS. Now I'm pissed....... :blink:
     
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    There should be no problem if you don't have it.

     

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