I havent played my 3DS for about a month or two and last night when I got it out of the drawer, I noticed that my L button is toast. I dont remember it being bad before I put it into storage... I thought nintendo would have learned from the DS Lite days of busted shoulder buttons. Heck my PSP has never once had a shoulder button issue. So what are my options? -its well out of warranty. So I could send it to nintendo and pay whatever they want for a fix -Do it myself? Its been a while since I opened up a DS... I dont know if I want to be responsible for this one yet or not. -Play without it? How crucial is the L shoulder button?