Top half of 3DS issue?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by KungChicken, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. KungChicken
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    Hey guys, I usually just lurk around and read things on GBATemp but I have something that may be an issue I would like to get advice on.

    I got my 3DS yesterday, like most of us, and I noticed that when you open it up so that the top half snaps (Signaling that it is clicked in place), it is a tiny bit wobbly. Is the top half supposed to wobble a little bit or is it supposed to be 100% firm in place?

    Any insight is helpful, thanks. [​IMG]

    EDIT: Sorry, this has already been answered. This topic can be deleted.
     
  2. DigitalDeviant

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    I'm having the same issue, the hinge is a bit wobbly, it moves with the slightest pressure. Any one else encounter this? Is it a manufacturer's error?
     
  3. RNorthex

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    same for me
    my dsi was "wobbly"[just guessing what it means] a bit, but the 3ds does that much more
    can be a bit problem if a game requires you to shake it, to activate the motion sensors....
     
  4. Shadowhunta

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    I had this same issue with my DSL and now my 3DS, BUT so does my friend and all the people who bought one as well as us on launch night, i believe its just how the hinge is.
     
  5. DigitalDeviant

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    really even the eu 3ds's hmmm, I did a google search and it seems that some people have completely sturdy hinges. Mind you this is not confirmed, I was just wondering if any one has a completely sturdy screen and if not then is this "normal".

    regardless it's kind of annoying, please respond those who have a 3DS.
     
  6. iMasaru

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    Same problem with mine :/

    i think it IS normal, just abit annoying though.
     
  7. DigitalDeviant

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    The wobble isn't "serious" but it is annoying, any one else care to share their experience?

    I would like to make a poll, but that may not be very accurate.
     
  8. yuka001

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    Same here, it's a minor nuisance but I can't help to feel it and it's a little irritating...
     
  9. jurai

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    I have two 3DS, one of them is significantly more wobbly than the other when opened
     
  10. DigitalDeviant

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    so in your case both DO wobble, they are not sturdy.

    I ask now, how many people are going to exchange their systems for another one?
     
  11. jurai

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    er let me rephrase that, one barely moves, the other one significantly wobbles
     
  12. bdr9

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    Is there anyone reading this whose 3DS hinge does not wobble?
     
  13. _Chaz_

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    Nintendo had how long to develop this?
    One would assume they'd have enough time to work out these kinks.

    Oh well, 3DS lite anyone?
     
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    Mine does not wobble >.> guess I'm lucky lol
     
  15. Randamin

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    Its not the first time a manufacturing problem has occur with Nintendo

    I remember hearing about how in some batches of ds lites the screws
    near the hinge were overtightened leaving to eventual cracking of
    the area.
     
  16. DigitalDeviant

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    guys lets reroute the conversation to the 3DS wobble poll,

    If you have a 3DS take the poll and COMMENT

    3DS wobble Poll
     
  17. Shadowhunta

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    ^^this is the EXACT reason i bought an extended warranty that covers accidental damage for £23 for 2 years, if nintendo release the next Iteration of the 3DS within 2 years (as they have in the past!) then i will throw this down the stairs, get the money i paid and put it to the new one, quids in! [​IMG]

    Sorry, back on topic..as i mentioned earlier this is something i am used to since my DSlite, in fact the only DS i have ever seen that did'nt have this issue is the DSphat
     
  18. Keva

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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bWbkut8QeQ[/youtube]
     
  19. Pippin666

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    It IS normal. A more precise design could lead to broken hinged even after a short usage. A lot of kids will have 3DS's, so more subject to multiple open-close lid per day.

    The DSL had a more precise design, and led to broken hinged.

    It seem that a lot of ppl are paranoying lol.

    Pip'
     
  20. DigitalDeviant

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    hi pip, didn't you post in the poll thread that yours is sturdy though?