The Nintendo 3DS XL 2015, marketed as the New Nintendo 3DS XL, was released October 11, 2014 in Japan and February 13, 2015 in North America.

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Disassembled my N3ds XL, some black screen issues.

Hello guys! I just disassembled a bricked New 3ds XL that I just bought to change its motherboard. After reassembling it, powered it on and voila! It was working, although the top screen was black. I thought I may have had some ribbon unplugged, so I just started all over.

After reassembling it for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th time, the top screen works flawlessly but the bottom screen doesn't. Im kinda new to this, so I don't really now which exact ribbon is the one that powers the bottom screen, and I don't want to disassemble it many more times to avoid damaging the new board, Could you give me a hand? <3

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@strongal ,Strongal, I am hoping the links below to disassembly guides may help you. Good luck. I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button.

Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Teardown

New 3DS XL Repair

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Hello! I've already read both of them and didnt find an answer there, unfortunately :/

If you could only point out which of the ribbons or wires is the one that gives power to the bottom screen, I could try and solve it !


Strongal, below is a link to a bottom replacement screen showing the ribbon cable and power wire connectors. let me know if it helps.


God, I didnt think of that solution D:

The 3ds is at my gf's house, but now I know which wire I exactly need to check, thank you so much!!


Strongal, Perfect, thanks for replying back, good luck with your 3DS XL.


A last question, I managed to fix the bottom screen display (thank you sooo much!!) but the touch screen is not working.

It should be related to the smaller ribbon from that replacement, right?


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