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DonMigs85
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(01-22-2013, 06:07 AM)
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Nooooooo
I can snap it back on but it feels a bit funny/loose and can pop off again pretty easily.
Is glue my only real option? Scared I might make it worse
GAMERG0D
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(01-22-2013, 06:07 AM)
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That sounds frightening, what did you do to it?
DonMigs85
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(01-22-2013, 06:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by GAMERG0D

That sounds frightening, what did you do to it?

I guess it just got worked loose over time. Seems they used some cheap epoxy or other adhesive on it.
Iceblade
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(01-22-2013, 06:10 AM)
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Pics please!
Goldenroad
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(01-22-2013, 06:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Iceblade

Pics please!

How's he supposed to take pics without his circle pad?
FLAguy954
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(01-22-2013, 06:10 AM)
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Inb4 Nintendo build quality. Stop being such a drama queen about it and call Nintendo customer service for a repair job.
WiiRevolution1
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(01-22-2013, 06:11 AM)
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Over time, mine did as well. First parts of it came off, and it got in the way of me enjoying the games, so I was like the hell with it and tore it completely off.

Trust me when I say the circle pad feels alot better with it off. Try it like that.
Ninja Scooter
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(01-22-2013, 06:11 AM)
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Make sure you get a police report before you call Nintendo.
Soulflarz
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(01-22-2013, 06:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by FLAguy954

Inb4 Nintendo build quality. Stop being such a drama queen about it and call Nintendo customer service for a repair job.

Id be ticked if mine broke...
But i think hes just asking for an east fix, not being a drama queen :P
Sandfox
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(01-22-2013, 06:12 AM)
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I've never hear of this happening before lol. You could either fix it yourself or you could send it in.
BroBuzz
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(01-22-2013, 06:12 AM)
Call or email Nintendo. This sounds like something they'd repair for free.
redmetal86
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(01-22-2013, 06:12 AM)
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i don't know why, but the first thing that came to my head was "the ring came off my pudding can!"

but yeah, probably call nintendo unless you want to risk using glue
FLAguy954
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(01-22-2013, 06:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by WiiRevolution1

Over time, mine did as well. First parts of it came off, and it got in the way of me enjoying the games, so I was like the hell with it and tore it completely off.

Trust me when I say the circle pad feels alot better with it off. Try it like that.

Pics?
CookedChocobo
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(01-22-2013, 06:13 AM)
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lol dafuq? I didn't know it could fall off...
EloquentM
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(01-22-2013, 06:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

Make sure you get a police report before you call Nintendo.

Oh man, that was great.
SoulPlaya
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(01-22-2013, 06:13 AM)
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The fuck has happened to Nintendo handheld build quality?
DonMigs85
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(01-22-2013, 06:15 AM)
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Gaze upon the horror

redmetal86
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(01-22-2013, 06:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by DonMigs85

Gaze upon the horror

how lewd!
CookedChocobo
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(01-22-2013, 06:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by DonMigs85

Gaze upon the horror

lol, You're scaring me bro.
GAMERG0D
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(01-22-2013, 06:17 AM)
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I wonder what the bottom of the pad looks like.
Square Triangle
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but not Pam Anderson?
(01-22-2013, 06:17 AM)
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I'm so worried the sticks on my Vita will do the same
IntelliHeath
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(01-22-2013, 06:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

Make sure you get a police report before you call Nintendo.

I don't get it?
The Technomancer
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(01-22-2013, 06:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by DonMigs85

Gaze upon the horror

It stares at me, like a dead soulless eye
Roto13
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(01-22-2013, 06:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by DonMigs85

Gaze upon the horror

Ohmygoodness, it's naked! *blush*
Eusis
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(01-22-2013, 06:17 AM)
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Looking at the other damage... What have you been doing with that 3DS?
DarkLegion
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(01-22-2013, 06:18 AM)
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Never using it again
BeEatNU
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(01-22-2013, 06:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by DonMigs85

Gaze upon the horror

yikes, thats gross.

even your Dpad is cracking lol
EightBitNate
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(01-22-2013, 06:18 AM)
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The sell grips for the pads on Amazon. maybe those might work if you double bag it.
Metalic
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(01-22-2013, 06:18 AM)

Originally Posted by DonMigs85

Gaze upon the horror

Send it for repair man, unless you want to glue yourself which I don't recommend.
Last edited by Metalic; 01-22-2013 at 06:23 AM.
BroBuzz
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(01-22-2013, 06:18 AM)

Originally Posted by IntelliHeath

I don't get it?

If your 3DS gets stolen you have to send Nintendo the police report to get your digital content back.
IntelliHeath
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(01-22-2013, 06:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by BroBuzz

If your 3DS gets stolen you have to send Nintendo the police report to get your digital content back.

What? Seriously. That is waste of polices' times.
VertPin
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(01-22-2013, 06:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by DonMigs85

Gaze upon the horror

just reminds me how happy i am the xl isnt glossy bright blue
Mihael Mello Keehl
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(01-22-2013, 06:20 AM)
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I wonder if it will happen to XLs??
BroBuzz
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(01-22-2013, 06:21 AM)

Originally Posted by IntelliHeath

What? Seriously. That is waste of polices' times.

shira
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(01-22-2013, 06:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by BroBuzz

Great time to buy an XL
Proxy
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(01-22-2013, 06:24 AM)
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When, I (rarely) use my 3DS I always feel like it's going to break. Feels really cheap tbh.
WiiRevolution1
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(01-22-2013, 06:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by DonMigs85

Gaze upon the horror

Originally Posted by FLAguy954

Pics?

Why is mine white and yours black? lol.

(First time posting a pic by uploading on iPod Touch and typing it out on iPad in this post. Hope this works...)

edit: It did!
DonMigs85
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(01-22-2013, 06:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by GAMERG0D

I wonder what the bottom of the pad looks like.



By the way, this happened during a spirited online match of Mario Kart 7.
The d-pad also developed the cracking/chipped paint with regular use. Or maybe I have acid thumb grease.
chertipros
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(01-22-2013, 06:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by DonMigs85

Gaze upon the horror

Your first mistake was buying an aqua blue 3ds
But IDK if this is OT or not, but how do I contact nintendo customer service about a hardware malfunction on my 3ds? I tried their website, but that didn't really help much
DonMigs85
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(01-22-2013, 06:30 AM)
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Yeah the Aqua Blue units seem more frail than the others.
My cousin has a Flame Red that takes a lot of casual abuse and it has nary a scratch on it, although the d-pad does also have hairline paint cracks.
Sklorenz
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(01-22-2013, 06:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by chertipros

Your first mistake was buying an aqua blue 3ds
But IDK if this is OT or not, but how do I contact nintendo customer service about a hardware malfunction on my 3ds? I tried their website, but that didn't really help much

Just find a semi-relevant Nintendo customer service phone number and call it (assuming there are multiple numbers). They'll transfer you to the right area :P

/lazy
chertipros
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(01-22-2013, 06:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sklorenz

Just find a semi-relevant Nintendo customer service phone number and call it (assuming there are multiple numbers). They'll transfer you to the right area :P

/lazy

Thank you!
deviljho
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(01-22-2013, 06:33 AM)
glue
DonMigs85
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(01-22-2013, 06:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by deviljho

glue

I guess a tiny dot of super glue right in the middle should do the trick...
LiK
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(01-22-2013, 06:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by DonMigs85

Gaze upon the horror

glue it back on
FLAguy954
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(01-22-2013, 06:52 AM)
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Goddamn, the OG 3ds is so hideous, why did I ever buy i? (<3 my 3DSXL)
Tyeforce
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(01-22-2013, 07:04 AM)
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I think you might be able to replace it with these: http://home.cybergadget.co.jp/produc...859011931.html
Pancakes R Us
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(01-22-2013, 07:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

Make sure you get a police report before you call Nintendo.

Hahaha.
Kazerei
(01-22-2013, 07:07 AM)
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D:

I feel ill
ColbyTheFox
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(01-22-2013, 07:14 AM)
Make sure it's a really small blob of glue. Because if it oozes out underneath you will be in real trouble.

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