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[Unanswered] XL dpad question
Old 05-04-2014, 11:55 AM
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since the XL has a loose D-pad, there was some dirt that I removed inside the D-Pad by using a toothpick only to realize that the corners are a part of the D-Pad. Now I'm a bit paranoid here because of how it may come out since its loose so I want to know exactly how the D-Pad stays intact with the system. Does it have a screw at the bottom or some sort of rubber that protects it from getting off?
Old 05-04-2014, 12:13 PM
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You seriously worry over nothing all the time. We have this saying in Greece, "You are drowning in just a spoonful of water", I'd say it applies here
Old 05-04-2014, 01:11 PM
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I have to agree. I've noticed you're constantly making all these worrying threads one after the other. This is like, the 10th one you've made worrying about something.

Just play your games games and enjoy your 3DS instead of fiddling, fussing and worrying about petty things. If you're careful and don't misuse and tamper with it in any way, you have nothing to worry about.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:24 PM
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*sigh* if only I were in America, I wouldn't have to worry about service at all. India has 0 Support for Nintendo products. At least the XL is brand new plus its from America rather than Asia.
Old 05-04-2014, 06:02 PM
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*sigh* if only I were in America, I wouldn't have to worry about service at all. India has 0 Support for Nintendo products. At least the XL is brand new plus its from America rather than Asia.
Nintendo doesn't acknowledge the existence of Greece either
Old 05-04-2014, 08:24 PM
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I'm sorry to say they are right. Stop worrying about these things.
The D-Pad won't fall out of your system.
It seems that with the internet also came the worries. Back in the days of the classic GameBoy we didn't worry. That brick would endure an apocalypse.

The D-Pad used in the original GameBoy is also (similar) used in the succesors, and the 3DS XL.

However, I don't mean to burn hou down in this post. And I'll prove it to you.
The D-Pad consists of the part you see and a circle behind that. Giving it a bit of a mushroom shape. The stem being the cross design of the d-pad, the hood the round part.
As you can see in the image below.


Nintendo has rpoem to make decent products. Their controllers are just about the strongest in the industry. Their handhelds run circles around the competition quality wise.

If you happen to have a faulty product Nintendo will look after you with great after sales support. Do you happen to live in an area without Nintendo coverage? Then your retailer is responsible for the warranty (well, they are also if you are in an area with Nintendo coverage).

I hope I have put you at ease. Enjoy your 3DSXL ^_^
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I'm sorry to say they are right. Stop worrying about these things.
The D-Pad won't fall out of your system.
It seems that with the internet also came the worries. Back in the days of the classic GameBoy we didn't worry. That brick would endure an apocalypse.

The D-Pad used in the original GameBoy is also (similar) used in the succesors, and the 3DS XL.

However, I don't mean to burn hou down in this post. And I'll prove it to you.
The D-Pad consists of the part you see and a circle behind that. Giving it a bit of a mushroom shape. The stem being the cross design of the d-pad, the hood the round part.
As you can see in the image below.


Nintendo has rpoem to make decent products. Their controllers are just about the strongest in the industry. Their handhelds run circles around the competition quality wise.

If you happen to have a faulty product Nintendo will look after you with great after sales support. Do you happen to live in an area without Nintendo coverage? Then your retailer is responsible for the warranty (well, they are also if you are in an area with Nintendo coverage).

I hope I have put you at ease. Enjoy your 3DSXL ^_^
But I'm just curious as to how the D-pad is connected to the rubber? is it through a screw or something?
Old 05-05-2014, 08:19 AM
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dont play with your XL so it wont get broken
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:42 PM
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The D-Pad is not connected to the rubber.
If you screw open the 3DS you will find that the D-Pad and rubber are held in place by the circuitry of the 3DS.

If you take a look at the following image you will see the housing of the 3DSXL at the top.
The D-Pad poking through the housing. It has a wider base, so It won't fall out.
Underneath the D-Pad is the contact rubber. No screws, no glue. Then you see the circuit board just underneath that.


It's the same in many systems and controllers.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:49 PM
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Oh ghee thanks man!

Now I don't have to worry about the D-Pad!!!!!! umm.....you wouldn't happen to say the same thing for the circle pad right? Because so far the XL's circle pad feels a little rough. But it doesn't bother too much and I guess after a long period of use, it should be fine......right?
Old 05-05-2014, 02:56 PM
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Haha, now you are just pulling my leg man ^_^

No, the CP is mounted differently. From top to bottom the CP consists of the nob you put your thumb on, a plastic dust shield, two teflon sliding rings and the analog stick unit.
The nob is hard to get in the hole. It's shaped like a yoyo, you have to wiggle it through the hole.
Then the plastic and teflon rings are stacked and the analog stick unit is put in the nob.
The unit is screwed in placewith two screws to the housing. Then a little flatcable is connected to the circuit board.
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