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Broken L button...

My ds lites' L button has almost entireley stoped working. It looks as if it's been dropped but i have no knowlage of it falling / i got it brand new so someone must have dropped it how may i fix it and what may have broke internally.

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    The L button clicks but it wont respond, i think it fell

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    Well I had my DS lite in my back pack for a few hours and I think it got roughed up a bit, when I took it out the L button was wedged open and I saw a small button like peice fall out, I put the L button back in place but it doesn't work any more.

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    my L button stopped working and i tried to fix it but it still doesn't work.



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Well i dont recomend opening it because this will void your warenty i think that you should call the number on the back of your ds and either ask about it or send it in it will cost 45$ but if you just bought it you should fight with the place you bought it from i did this with my old nds and in the end the gave me a nds lite :)

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If you are confident in taking it apart, just compare the L button to the R button, you should see what the problem is. And since you already have it open it will make it easy to replace what needs to be replaced, which is probably just the L button itself.

Posted on Sep 06, 2007


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