Squeaky D-Pad anyone?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Wiiownzzz, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Wiiownzzz
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    Wiiownzzz Advanced Member

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    I just got my FLAME RED ULTIMATE 3DS like 2 days ago :creep: ..I didn't use the D-Pad for the first couple of days because I was hooked on Ocarina of Time. After blowing my eyeballs off I downloaded Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening (I obviously have an affinity for Zelda), quickly after playing I realized a pretty annoying squeak when I press down or down-left. I didn't want it to bother me because I was in love with the system but now I'm kinda concerned.

    Is this normal? What can I put on it to make it stop? I was thinking baby powder or some grease..but I'd rather not. I want to hear what you guys have to say first.
     
  2. Janthran

    Janthran Solarian

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    Put it in a bucket of milk.
    EDIT: Okay, don't do that. I had the same problem, but I had to buy a new one.
    I think you should just ignore it.
     
  3. Weaselpipe

    Weaselpipe Erratic Temp user

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    Mine does it, had my 3DS since just after launch. It slowly gets better, though playing while my wife is asleep can be quite irritating. My DSPhat squeaked for a week or so, but not using the 3DS one constantly makes it seem worse
     
  4. Eerpow

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    I had the same problem with my 3DS but it's actually VERY easy to fix, just put on some lube/oil in there, not much half a drop or so will do the trick and use a small thin object to apply it. I used a toothpick, crazy I know.
    So, this is what I did it hasn't bothered me since and I bought mine a couple of weeks after launch.

    And just so you know, the squeakiness will eventually go away without lubricating it, but it will take some time breaking it in.
     
  5. Janthran

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    I thought that milk thing seemed plausible. The guy who told me about it seemed so helpful.
     
  6. tigris

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    It's annoying as heck and Nintendo's repair centres suck.
    Mine squeaks.
     
  7. xxNathanxx

    xxNathanxx GBAtemp Regular

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    Down and down-left squeak like crazy. I've stopped using the Dpad and only use the Circle Pad, it feels much nicer.