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Offline Cruithne

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My DS is sick
« on: March 29, 2006, 09:28:52 am »
What to do, what to do!

My little DS is sick.
The right shoulder button is slow and sticky, not perky and springy like it ought to be.
Anyone had this problem, or know how to solve it?

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Re: My DS is sick
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2006, 11:53:07 am »
Did you spill something on it?

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Re: My DS is sick
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2006, 12:05:49 pm »
Oh, I thought you meant sick as in SICK MAN!!!! RAD!!!

You could try sending it into Nintendo. Did it come with the shoulder button like that? If it did, then Nintendo should fix it for free.

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Re: My DS is sick
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2006, 01:09:56 pm »
Nope, I didn't spill anything on it, I suspect that the buttons are dirty.I used to fix one arm bandits for a living, and it's incredible how dirty the buttons get from peoples hands alone.
I could take those machines apart and give the buttons a good clean, but I'm not so sure I can do the same with the DS.

Maybe it's Gods way of telling me that I need to buy a new Nintendo lite?



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Re: My DS is sick
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2006, 01:25:34 pm »
I checked out the customer care section of Nintendos website and found this:

Nintendo DS - Sticky Button Troubleshooting

What you will need:

    * 1 clean, dry toothbrush (no toothpaste on it)

Troubleshooting Steps:

   1. Turn off the Nintendo DS system. Remove the AC adapter, and any Game Paks.
   2. Turn the system screen-side down..
   3. Using a clean, dry toothbrush, gently and thoroughly scrub the area around the buttons, working the bristles around the sides of the buttons.
   4. Test the system for proper response.
   5. Repeat the process if necessary. If cleaning doesn't solve a sticky button problem, the unit will need to be repaired. We do not advise opening the system or using liquid cleaners at any time.


It seems to have helped, though there is still a click with the shoulder button.

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Re: My DS is sick
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2006, 01:28:51 pm »
Yeah, the same thing happened to my SP, so I took out one of the bits inside. The bit that makes it go click. It was fine afterwards (although it didn't go click anymore).
Im not sure if the same priniple applies to the DS, so I wouldn't try it if I were you. My advice is to call Nintendo about it.

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