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How do I remove the SD card reader from my 3DS XL?

My 3DS xl's SD card reader has been broken for 2 years now. I'm buying the part, any tutorials on how to take the broken reader out? Answers appreciated as soon as possible.

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MayorAura, Depending on which exact 3DS XL you have, it appears on older model 3DS XL the SD reader looks like it will have to be de-soldered from board and then new reader resoldered to board, this would be best done by some one with micro-soldering skills to prevent further damage to the board and components.

I posted disassembly guides for the newer and older model below which may help. Good luck. I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button.

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Nintendo 3DS XL Motherboard Replacement

Difficulty: Moderate30 minutes

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