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Old 3ds XL: Bottom Screen no picture, Hinge turn shuts it off.

My 3ds XL (old) is not working. The bottom screen is still interactable, but has no picture. Also, when I turn the hinge at an angle, the thing turns off.

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@ctrlaltdelete,Ren, Maybe there's a problem with the cable connection to the top screen that's causing it to power off as the hinge moves. Below 1st link is to disassembly guides to enable you to get inside device to check and clean all connections/reseat them and check for damage. Clean all the connections with a Qtip dampened with 90%+ Isopropyl Alcohol and reseat for good connection. If needed the 2nd link is a replacement lower LCD.

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3DS XL Repair

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Thank you. I still need a Phillips #00, so when I get that screwdriver I will try it out. Thanks again.


@ctrlaltdelete,Ren, thanks for replying back,Good luck with your 3DS XL repair.


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