Shoulder Buttons absolutely not working

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Aug 28, 2009
  1. Clare
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    Awhile ago my shoulder buttons began to stop working. I managed to kind of fix it by blowing into the buttons, but after awhile that stopped working. Today, I finally received my triwing and took my DSL apart to check it out. After doing some tests, I found out that the actual buttons that the bigger, round outer buttons pushed didn't seem to be working at all. Although corrosion may have played a part, they started failing long before I began to blow on things. What could have caused this? How can I fix it, if I can at all?

    This launch DSL has the worst luck. After those buttons stopped working, my top screen began spazzing out, randomly turning off and now giving a garbled image. Why is it that my PSP, which I've had longer and abused more, is still working fine?
     
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    If you really want, you can try replacing them yourself with these:
    https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13264

    But it requires desoldering the old ones and soldering on the new ones. So I dunno if that's an option or not for you.
     
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    I've never soldered before; has anyone attempted this themselves? How difficult is it?
     
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    According to some of the reviews there, it's pretty difficult. I'd recommend you look around to see if you can find someone to do it for you.
     
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    After looking into it myself, I can see what you mean. I have no experience at all; attempting this job would be asking for trouble. I don't know anyone that can do such a job, however. Jeez, Nintendo, what happened to your durability?
     
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    the buttons have small soldering connections so it will need a steady hand and good knowledge.
     

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