I got my LE LoZ 3ds this last christmas and only play it a couple times a week, so it is practically brand new. A couple days ago i picked it up to play and noticed the 3d was on, even though the 3d depth slider was all the way down. I moved the depth slider and it was very loose and the 3d depth wouldnt change it just stayed on the maximum.
I just messed with it and now the 3d depth slider only goes up a certain lengh before getting stuck, but will still not change 3d depth
I take care of this thing very well by the way so it is not like i abuse it or anything/ex: after playing with it i put it in the package covering and then put it in my traveling case.
I checked to get it repaired and it isnt covered under warranty (which is bogus in my opinion) and costs $55 even with the discount for having it less than a year.
So my questions are: is this a design flaw? or is i just a case of bad luck?- also, has this happened to anyone else? and if i called Nintendo and told them my "story" will they repair it for free? becasue that would be nice
Thanks for taking some of your time to read/answer my problem/questions
Mine sometimes won't shut off the 3D if I turn it all the way down. I've found that if I mess with slider or close and open the cover it starts working again. It's been this way since I got it, but I didn't find it worthwhile to send it in. I may consider it, since the warranty will be up soon.
The difference with mine is that the depth does always change when I move the slider (it just doesn't shut off all the time). Are you sure yours doesn't work at all? By design, the depth slider does not change the depth in 3D photos or videos, only in the games. If you've only tried it in the camera app, then it is working the way it's supposed to, except that it should shut off when you turn it all the way down.
I don't know whether Nintendo will cover it under warranty, though. I just assumed they would. It would probably be worthwhile to call them and ask. 1-800-255-3700.
Oh, and my depth slider does feel loose. I don't know whether that is a factor or not. They may all be like that.
Thanks for the feedback! I have previously tried that and everything i could possibly do, but still its messed up. I will try again see if it works
1st try: It didnt work but i messed with slider and got it unstuck, so theres something
2nd try:......... god i feel dumb.................im happy but after all this frustration i cant believe that it wouldve been this easy to fix, i simply preesed down near the slider, at first nothing, did it again.... nothing, flicked it, everything works again... $%&*........
Well thank you wise BearedOne, thanks to you i probably wouldnt have messed with it again and fixed it.
the problem was that my screen (whole top portion of the ds) slightly comes out which disconnects the 3d depth slider which disabled my control to turn it off, i simply put it back into place and it worked , im posting this just in case someone who views this also had this problem and doesnt know how to fix it without getting it sent in, might save them $55
Thanks for the reply. I'll have to try that with mine. I posted a question for my issue but never got a good response. Maybe you and I are the only ones who have had trouble with the depth slider.
I'd contact Nintendo about that because it seems strange that it isn't covered under the warranty. If it ends up being the case that you don't want to spend the money having it repaired you can always disable the 3D option via the parental controls. If you establish the PIN number to unlock them you will get the option when you start each title to play in 2D or 3D. If you wish to play in 2D you can simply choose that option or play in 3D entering the PIN each time.
I have an older (blue) 3DS and the slider works fine and I often slide it up and down to enable/disable the 3D. I do notice that closing/opening the system sometimes wiggles the switch enough to re-enable the 3D.