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DS R button fragility

Posted September 26th, 2008 at 3:58 AM by Hiroshi Sotomura

Damn the fee you have to pay just to get a shoulder button working again. Damn it so.

It's $75 (USD) for a DS Lite button repair, just to crack it open and clean a spring inside because the button's become insensitive. It's a steep price, but at least you're given warranty post-repair in case something goes wrong again.

I just hope Nintendo provides such warranty here.

… though quite frankly, it simply isn't worth it given that not many games (besides Mario Kart DS) use the R button that much, and you can just pay double the cash to buy another DS. >_>
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  1. Old Comment
    So you've had problems with the R button messing up, too? I didn't realize that was that common a problem.
    Posted September 26th, 2008 at 7:04 AM by Forci Stikane Forci Stikane is offline
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    Yeah... unless you have a custom DS, or there's something special about your current one, there's really no point in sending it in for repair when you can get a spiffy new one with a warranty for like $50 more. o_O;
    Posted September 26th, 2008 at 7:55 AM by Cherrim Cherrim is offline
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    I would not pay $75 dollars for one button, that's ridiculous. Not even worth it for the warranty.
    Posted September 27th, 2008 at 10:47 PM by usami usami is offline

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