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Введение

If the game card reader is malfunctioning due to any issues (such as broken connection and/or unresponsive behavior), this replacement guide will help you replace the it.

  1. Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Game Card Reader Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Ensure your device is powered off before proceeding. Failure to do so may result in electrical shock or damage to the device.

    • Place the 3DS upside down. Remove the game card, headphones, charging cable, stylus, or anything else that may be connected to the device.

  2. Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Game Card Reader Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Using a JIS #0 screwdriver, loosen the two black screws on the back.

    • The screws are held in place by captive washers and should not be completely removed.

  3. Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Game Card Reader Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Once the screws are loosened, pry open the back cover.

  4. Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Game Card Reader Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • The battery is located on the left hand side of the 3DS - to remove, use the small gap located at the top-middle and pull up with a pointed tool.

  5. Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Game Card Reader Replacement, Motherboard: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Using a JIS #000 screwdriver, remove the six 6mm screws around the edges of the secondary cover.

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    • Using tweezers, carefully pop out the rubber bumpers located at the top side of the 3DS. Removing them will reveal another two 6mm screws. Remove these screws using a JIS #000 as well.

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    • To separate the cover, carefully lift it up and away from the hinges (in order to clear the headphone port), then pivot it towards the hinges to expose the circuit boards.

    • Don't fully remove the cover yet, or you may damage the delicate ribbon cable that still connects it to the motherboard.

  8. Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Game Card Reader Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Use a pair of tweezers to lift away the two plugs that latch the L/R/ZL/ZR button ribbons to the motherboard. You can now remove the back cover completely and set it aside.

  9. Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Game Card Reader Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Use tweezers to flip up the small, hinged locking flap in order to unlock the ZIF connector securing the circle pad ribbon.

    • Slide the ribbon out of the ZIF connector.

  10. Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Game Card Reader Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Using a JIS #000 screwdriver, remove the two 8 mm screws securing the circle pad.

  11. Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Game Card Reader Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the circle pad casing upward to remove it. There will be some friction, but it should not require excessive force.

  12. Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Game Card Reader Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the gold terminal plug with a red cable at the top left of the motherboard. Using your fingers, carefully pull the plug straight upward to remove.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the single ribbon connector.

    • Don't do what we did -- be very careful not to pull on the red cable.

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    • Using tweezers, gently pull the five marked ribbons out of the ZIF connectors along the sides of the motherboard.

    • These ZIF connectors are held in place by friction and do not have locks—lifting the flaps on these connectors will break them! Note that in some models the upper-most connector may have a lock.

    • Three of the ribbon connectors have plastic clamping flaps that cover the ribbon to prevent slippage. Use the tweezers to flip them up before ribbon removal.

    • When reassembling the device, be sure to flip the ZIF clamps back down.

    • While the SD card reader is shown as removed in this photo, it is optional for the removal of the motherboard.

  14. Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Game Card Reader Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Using a JIS #000 screwdriver, remove six 4mm screws along the edges of the motherboard.

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    • Carefully pivot the motherboard 90 degrees toward the hinges to reveal two more ZIF connectors on the underside of the motherboard.

    • Both have latches that must be flipped up. The left, longer latch is black; the right, shorter one is white. Flip up the flaps, slide the ribbons out and remove the motherboard.

    • Note which way the ribbons slide into their connectors carefully, as they are different.

  16. Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Game Card Reader Replacement, Game Card Reader: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Remove five 5mm screws from the game card reader panel using a JIS #000 screwdriver.

    • The game card reader can now be removed and replaced.

Заключение

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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8 Comments

I bought a replacement card slot and it has the small flat cable connector not on the top right like on your photos (and in my New 3DS XL) but on the right oriented to the right, see https://abload.de/img/cardslot_sintech_2....

Does anyone have any insight on different revisions of the card slot? Where can I buy a card slot like the one in the photos here? Thanks in advance.

Uwe - Ответить

Will I be able to complete this process with a PH00? I don’t have have a PH000 or any JIS screwdrivers.

Luke - Ответить

You don't have to take the entire board out to replace this

Skyler Davis - Ответить

That is true. I just changed mine easily without removing the whole mainboard..

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