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L button stuck and won't spring back up?

The L button is just.. always down on its leftmost edge. If I hit my R button, it presses down and springs back up as normal. My L? It just depresses down and doesn't spring back up. Very annoying, as I'm trying to play the new pokemon super mystery dungeon game and L opens the attack screen. :'(

So right now it's as if L is always being pressed down. I can manually push it back up, but it's quite annoying have to press it down then push it back up when I wanna just tap it, you know what I mean? xp

I've tried blowing into it and even blowing compressed air around the button and brushing a tooth brush around the sides of it, but ... made no difference whatsoever?

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When you use a controller for a while your hands sweat and make oil that gums up the buttons use 99% isopropal alcohol dis assemble the unit and clean the buttons from the backside. This guide can help tear down to the buttons once there clean with isopropal alcohol

Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Replacement

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