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[Unanswered] ebay+41$+broken 3ds=frustration
Old 08-26-2013, 03:54 AM
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grrrrr!!! where to start? *twiddles thumb*.. semi long post so indulge you'reself. well as the tittle states lets get on with the show.


gearing up for smash and pokeymanz this guy brought a broken 3ds off ebay for 41$ around the 17th it was a nice deal so ya i hopped on it like a kangaroo, thinking it whould be an easy fix but i find this not to be as simple as it sounds. anywho problem is once you enter 3d screen check it says to turn the slider all the way up which i've tired, but it doesn't recognize that the 3d is turned up and it wont go pass this point everything up untill the screen check works fine. other minor issues are the screen is scratched & hinges are loose a little bit <--(not important don't care)
panda's will cry blood a oversized WarGreymon will crash to earth ...all because im slightly upset (thats all i have) back on topic.

um money is tight so i can't pay for a repair. the foolish mortal who owned it before hand did something so unforgiving he took the serial number off (didn't really matter) i plan on opening up the top screen once i get the right screwdriver. for anyone who's done this what exactly controls the 3d from the inside is there a cable of some sort that needs to be replaced or reseated?

i know it worked cause i deleted a bunch of junk off the sd card which was dated around 2011... sooo is this considered a Design flaw? or maybe a hardware issue? whould nintendo fix this even though its out of warranty (seems i might be sol -.-) but yeah i'd appreciated if i chould get these few questions answered thanks to anyone who reads.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:25 AM
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I cannot really help you, but please in the future do not buy things with removed serial numbers. It pretty much means they are stolen.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:00 AM
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I cannot really help you, but please in the future do not buy things with removed serial numbers. It pretty much means they are stolen.
Yeah. I cant help either but this is my advice too. Sorry bud :/
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:13 AM
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I wouldn't risk buying broken devices unless you where an expert.

Also there is actually a serial number inside the 3DS too, but I have no idea where.
Old 08-26-2013, 08:05 AM
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I have knowledge in broken PSPs.. Oh how I wish I could help you! Study up.
Old 08-26-2013, 03:53 PM
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BE CAREFUL when you open up your 3ds! (The bottom half with the circle pad, d pad, buttons anyway)

When you open it up, the flex cables for the L and R triggers are loosely connected from the bottom half of the 3ds.

If you pull apart the 3DS too quickly, these flex cables may SNAP! and you'll have to buy new flex cables for the triggers.

I can only suggest SLOWLY removing the bottom of the 3DS apart. You'll see the flex cable attached to the bottom half of the 3ds. You can then, carefully dettach the connector for each of the triggers.

Also, I think there is a video on youtube on how to dismantle your 3ds. Definitely check that out first.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:51 PM
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seed.. i didn't know the serial number was taken off.
snal.. thnxz
fish.. im not expert but i've had my fair share of fixing/repairing things, i'll see if i can find one inside.

adam.. ah i see welp thnxz ..i whouldnt have this problem if wasn't being cheap haha.
poked.. thnxz for the useful information i shall be carefull.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:01 PM
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3DS XL Shell Swapping - Nintendo 3DS Wiki Guide - IGN

This is for a 3DS XL but maybe it'll help?

I believe you will have to dismantle the whole thing in order to open the top screen... Good luck.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:01 PM
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seed.. i didn't know the serial number was taken off.
snal.. thnxz
fish.. im not expert but i've had my fair share of fixing/repairing things, i'll see if i can find one inside.

adam.. ah i see welp thnxz ..i whouldnt have this problem if wasn't being cheap haha.
poked.. thnxz for the useful information i shall be carefull.
Oh, I can help!

Stop writing in bold with red color cause it is ****in hurting my eyes!

You are welcome.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:35 AM
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joba.. opening the whole thing seems kinda off it looks like you can just pop open the top and go to town. yeah the link gives me an idea, shell swapping sounds kinda cool but it's not really on my to-do list.

mimis.. oh boy it must be my birthday, (sire sound the alarm the foolishly wicked one has invaded our sacred kingdom back you foul beast *pokes with stick* ...HEY mutt you're not welcome if you're going to speak like that either drop some usefull information or kick rocks) now that the funs over look down.

i know father's day must be depressing it must suck having to get you're mother a father's day card and all but i'm here if you want to cry. (i'll leave you where you stand cant have this thread going down the drain)

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Old 09-01-2013, 04:54 PM
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i guess this can be closed now i found the problem either i new to fix the camera or need a replacement.
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