I bought the Nintendo DSi last year, and was pleasently surprised at the fact that the shoulder buttons had a nice click to them. This made me think that they would last a lot longer than on my original DS, but turns out, NO. They failed probably even faster than my original DS's shoulder buttons did.
So, I've thought about the 3DS on and off. I don't find it to be all that attractive looking, and the 3D effect doesn't really work for me. But this shoulder button issue is so annoying to me, that I honestly would buy a 3DS JUST to have working shoulder buttons again. But I would like to know if they fail just as fast as those on the original DS and the DSi. So if anyone could help, that would be nice :)
Also, for a guaranteed thumbs up from me, if you can tell me of a way to fix my DSi's shoulder buttons, that would be greatly appreciated!
have you opened your DSi up? You may have to replace them. The spring or piece of metal may be loose or have completely snapped. I don't have a DSI, but I have the original DS lite. Replacing them is very easy. All you need to do is unscrew the back plate and replace them. The replacement shoulder buttons shouldn't cost much either. You'll find one easy on ebay. Just make sure you have the proper screw driver to open up your DS. I had to buy a triangular head screwdriver to fix my DS. Again, they're cheap on ebay. I paid $1 for mine shipped
answered Jul 31 '11 at 23:42