i sent it in for the 3rd time, one of the issues i asked them to fix was a mushy L button. they exchanged my system. the one i have now has a clicky L button and NOW THE R BUTTON IS MUSHY. do they seriously not check this stuff
I think that they do check the system for many possible problems, but damage could of course still be present. If the button feels mushy but still works properly, Nintendo says that this is within the quality specifications of the system and the system should still be played. If the button has incorrect input, or you still want the button to have the correct feel, I suggest that you clean the buttons with these steps: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/assets/js/doc_frame.jsp?f=/systems/3ds/en_na/includes/ctr-ht-sys-buttons-clean.jsp&l=
The same thing happened to me. My Nintendo 3DS was broken so I sent it in to Nintendo. Nintendo send it back... unfixed. This is when I sent it back to Nintendo yet again... They fixed it this time. Please send your Nintendo 3DS back in to Nintendo give them another shot. If they don't fix it this time then you should do what MACHBIKER suggested. Remember three times is a charm.
Unfortunately, the toothbrush method is the only fix that you can do before sending it into Nintendo for a repair. Tell me, though, does the mushy-feeling button actually work despite the feel? If it does work, then there is not much that Nintendo can do to repair it because a funny-feeling button is often within the quality specifications of the system.
Er... four times is a charm? And what is this toothbrush that you speak about? No wonder your 3DS doesn't work your using a toothbrush as a stylus. Look buddy don't go snooping around excepting Nintendo to repair your 3DS when you obviously abused the heck out of that poor Nintendo 3DS with your toothbrush. Just please for the love of God don't tell me that you used toothpaste on it while you tapped the darn thing with the heavy but destructive toothbrush. There is a reason they gave you a stylus. If your going to use a toothbrush instead of a stylus on your Nintendo 3DS then you don't deserve to get your Nintendo 3DS repaired as you obviously damaged it by tapping and rubbing it with a toothbrush instead of a stylus. It's really that simple...
Hold on a second-Makers002 never used a toothbrush as a stylus. The toothbrush is only used to clean around the edges of the buttons, as described in the link I gave above (http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/assets/js/doc_frame.jsp?f=/systems/3ds/en_na/includes/ctr-ht-sys-buttons-clean.jsp&l=).
Yes, there have been other reports of mushy L or R buttons only the 3DS. Just remember that since mushy buttons are within the quality specifications of the system, a fix might not be possible if the button input still works.
Ok after watching that youtube video infinity times I can now confirm that you definitely need to get your Nintendo 3DS repaired by Nintendo like MACHBIKER said if the toothbrush thing didn't work. Call 1-800-255-3700 to do this. This is all I can do to help you... You're on your own now bud... Sorry.
i had to wait a whole 2 weeks the last time cuz of thanksgiving, and **** weekends. it prolly wont get to N until monday cuz of this weekend getting in the way. this is so upsetting and stresses me out especially with finals week. i cant trust the repair center anymore.
That sounds like a terrible idea just because of the cost no ofence no what you need to do my friend is call nintendo and tell them that you have sent it several times and it hasn't been fixed.