Nintendo handheld device released February 2011, identified by model number CTR-001.

274 Questions View all

How do I fix my old original 3DS?

It has a problem with the SD Card Reader; the SD Card won't stay in, the problem is that I don't really have experience with fixing things. Should I fix it or get it taken in somewhere local to get it fixed?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

Hi!

The Nintendo DS series of consoles is usually pretty easy to repair yourself, so you should not bother sending it somewhere.

Now for your problem: as far as I know the SD-Card slot on the 3DS is removable. All you need is a new reader. You should for a new one on a site like Aliexpress. Disassembling the console is easy. Just follow the steps all the way up to step 12 in this guide: Nintendo 3DS Teardown

After that, do everything is reverse order and you are good to go.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2
Add a comment

Add your answer

Caitlin L will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 27