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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Is the process of repairing the circle pad the same as the old 3ds XL?

Are the screws the same diameter and does the old and new 3ds both have the same parts?

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Hey Archie! Comparing these two guides I found that the some of the screws are the same size and head type Phillips #00. Although the two devices have some similar components, the layout is a bit different once you get inside. Check out the guides for the older 3DS and let us know if you have any questions. Hopefully you'll find what you're looking for here:

Older 3DS XL: Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Replacement

2015 3DS XL: Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Directional Pad Replacement

Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Joystick Image

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Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Replacement

Difficulty: Moderate15 minutes

Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Directional Pad Image

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Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Directional Pad Replacement

Difficulty: Moderate20 - 25 minutes

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