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groovechicken

L+R buttons busted... fix or game suggestions?

Yeah, so my L+R bumpers stopped working a long time ago, and the DS has been mostly collecting dust. I'd like to revive it. If anyone knows a fix and can post a link, that would be great. Barring that, suggestions for awesome games that do not use the L+R buttons would be good. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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groovechicken

Holy crap! It worked! You guys are awesome. I guess after all those years of blowing into an NES, I should have thought to try that. :) Some traditions never die... LOL. The only bad thing about this is that I had traded in my Mario Kart because I thought I'd never be able to play it again without buying another system. Oh well, at least I'm back in action. gdgt rules!
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groovechicken

Again, I owe you big time for the recommendation. The blowing trick is continuing to work, but since I have to keep doing it, there must be some gnarly pocket lint floating around in there. I have the screw driver to take it apart and clean it, so that is on my to-do list. Thanks to you all, though, I am finally playing the DS remake of Final Fantasy IV and it is turning out to be one of my favorite RPGs. It is so much better than the original. :) Next in line... Chrono Trigger, which I never got to play on the SNES. Thanks!!!
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jonursenbach

I've read a few guides over the past few years on how to fix this, and they mostly surround on cleaning the contacts as they can get quite dirty after constant use.

wiki.answers.com­/Q­/How­_do­_you­_repair­_Nintendo­_DS­_s...

Or if you don't have a can of compressed air lying around, put your lips around the L or R button, form a perfect seal and blow air into it (just like we all used to do on game cartidges).
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jawa7609

Seriously... put your lips around the shoulder buttons and blow! I am NOT kidding, my right trigger has been dead (on and off) for over a year, but one good huff and it cleans the contacts out and gets it back up and running for days/weeks at a time before needing it again.
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