Where to buy circle pad cap replacement?

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Oct 15, 2012
  1. Lucifer666
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    Member Lucifer666 all the world needs is me

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    I'm in a strange situation now.

    A friend came over a couple days ago and used my 3DS XL which I normally do not let anyone touch.

    Well, the circle pad is now badly scratched up and, while it still moves fine, feels rough under my thumb. I have a huge phobia of wear and tear in general, and I have this irresistible urge to replace it.

    I can find literally every single replacement part on-line EXCEPT for the circle pad cap. I am also willing to buy full replacement housing packages as long as they include a circle pad cap. Does anyone know where I can get one, and why they're so hard to find for some ordinary piece of rubber? Please help.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    If youre totally desperate you could salvage the part from a broken/working circle pad pro and transplant the circle pad into your 3ds, im sure the circle pad for the XL is the same part.
     
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    I havent seen those, yet but i mean i havent looked super hard. I cant wait for replacement shells and shiz to get here.
     
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    How does one scratch that up in one session?
     
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    By not maintaining proper hygiene and leaving your nails long.
     
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    Even then, how the heck do you just scratch up a circle pad like that? Unless you're purposely pushing on it with your nail instead of the bottom of your thumb, i can't imagine how you would scratch it up like that.

    Anyway, OP, have you considered just buying a circle pad pro, and salvaging the cover off that? It's only $20, right?
     
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    Can anyone confirm this even works?
     
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    Confirm what?
     
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    prying the circle pad out of the control padpro.
     
  10. chartube12

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    You can replace the whole shell? I did this for a psp 1001 once. The analog was broken and the outer shell cracked. Bought the psp really cheap so it was worth replacing the whole shell.

    EDIT: Sorry realized the link I had was for a dsi. I'll go check a few sites when i get the time.
     
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    I don't see why it would work any less than prying it out of a full 3DS.
     

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