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My DS's 'L' key is broken, and its 'R' is unreliable. I've been playing Chrono Trigger, and it's been fine up to now.

In Beyond the Ruins, a rat statue tells me a password, but it involves pressing 'L' and 'R' at the same time. Anyone know a workaround?

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heh, I had the same problem, dropped my DS, totally ruined my R key, those things are so fragile. Have you tried repairing your keys? According to some research, blowing into the L and R keys can get them to work again for a short while. –  z ' Mar 5 '11 at 17:13
    
borrow someone elses DS for a few minutes? –  Xantec Mar 6 '11 at 5:00
    
The blowing trick works for me. My L button stops working about once every two weeks but a puff of air always starts it going again. –  user2640 Mar 8 '11 at 22:28

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Here are your options:

Use someone else's DS

Borrow a friend's DS to get past this part and save your game.

If you don't know anyone with a DS, a used video game store would probably let you play your cartridge on a used DS for a few minutes without leaving the store.

Repair your DS

Ask your local used game store if they do repairs or who they use for repairs.

Get a new DS

Used ones aren't that much, especially if you get an older one.

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Thanks Mana! I was in a hurry. –  rennat Mar 8 '11 at 22:37
    
Thanks! We wound up using a DS at Gamestop, specifically. –  warbaker Mar 9 '11 at 4:06
    
There's a part later in the game, when Luca is remembering a tragic event from her past. You need L and R to successfully complete it. –  Toast Jan 3 '12 at 22:06

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