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L and R buttons

I had to take apart my DS because the plastic hinge broke. I bought a new shell and replaced it fine. However, I cannot get the L and R buttons to work properly when I put the console back together. I have them in their correct spots and work fine, but then when I snap on the bottom of the console the buttons get stuck down as if something is pressing on it tight. The only thing I can think of is maybe I have the small spring that goes on the L & R buttons placed wrong. Thanks for any help

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Re: L and R buttons

I've been working on my nephews....I noticed that the springs are directional, and need to be placed on the correct button or it won't spring back properly.

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So if your hinge breaks you just replace it with a new shell

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Try this link and see if it helps

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