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Why do L and R buttons of Nintendo DS always break so easily?


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#1 araragi

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 03:36 AM

I have owned 3 nintendo ds in my life and its always the L and R buttons that break first. They are the buttons I use the least so I don't understand..



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Posted 02 August 2016 - 04:27 PM

Happened to me too. It is the hallmark of the NDS Lites. It was pretty much the reason I stopped using it. I heard it was fixed with the DSi, but I am not sure.



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Posted 02 August 2016 - 06:52 PM

Actually I have both DS and DSi, DSi one broke too..

But thanks for your reply



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 03:52 PM

I haven't had any issues with my 3DS... though to be fair I don't use it on a regular basis.


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 04:15 PM

It only happens if you use the shoulder buttons frequently, like on Metroid DS. Also, Nintendo may have fixed the issue with the 3DS.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:08 AM

The l and r buttons break easily because the springs used in making them are a bit off balance... It counterbalances the threshold of the plastic and with time ...bit breaks off.. An error by Nintendo... You can get the buttons from streamline anyways

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 05:45 AM

Actually, I read about this weird trick where you blow really hard into edges of the L and R buttons and they work again for a little while.

It's really strange but its worked for both my and my brothers DSi, which were both having trouble with the L and R buttons.

I haven't had this issue the the 3DS yet...



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:24 AM

I've personally never witnessed them breaking or anything of the sort. Maybe you're using them to aggresively? 






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