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

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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?

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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.

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