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Start and Select button replacement

So my start and select buttons cracked, no problem went and got a set from my local repair store for $5, now the problem I'm having is that when I install these new black start and select buttons, both like to get stuck down after I press them once and they don't go back up. My home button does not do this even with the replacement button. Any ideas?

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I was actually just having the same problem, which is how I ended up stumbling upon your question. After a lot of frustration, I realized that the two little tabs on the rear of the button were being blocked from sliding all the way into their receptacles because a little bit of plastic had bent to block the opening. Once the openings were cleared the button worked properly again.

Hopefully this photo makes things a bit clearer:

Just make sure there's nothing blocking the slots circled in red.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH, my god this was the most frustrating thing ever and now it's fixed thanks to you! THANK YOU. :O


Haha, I know the feeling. I nearly drove myself mad spending hours trying to reseat the buttons over and over again before I realized this.


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