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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D-Pad and L-Stick not working, Touchscreen just barely.

So my Katsukity (capture card) N3DSXL has recently become totally unresponsive on the d-pad and l-stick when on the home menu, and my touchscreen just barely works. As soon as I touch the touchscreen, it reads input that I am holding down the bottom-right of the screen, which I'm not. Then if I hold my finger somewhere else it stops holding down the br of the screen and doesn't do anything. Then once I release my hand it has a 50/50 chance of tapping the br or just continuing to hold the br. To do anything with the touchscreen, I have to furiously mash it in one spot to select something, however that usually results in me opening the app too which isn't what I want. I'm thinking of just ripping it open and seeing if Katsukity messed something up when modding it and something just popped out.

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So I took apart my 3DS and found nothing wrong. I put everything back together and after loosing a tiny screw for 2 minutes I booted up the DS and it just worked. Idk anymore.

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You should try tearing it apart and check for damage on the ribbon cable or weird pressure points on the touchscreen. Same for the ribbon of the L-stick, if everything seems fine do replace it, not before re-seating the D-pad and the main board. The guides here will walk you trough.

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Thank you,

I don't believe that it has something to do with the ribbon on the L-stick and D-pad, mostly because they work when not in the home menu. Personally I would think the cause of it could be some type of shortage of the power rails that supply power to those items when they are in a specific state, ex: the home menu, just like the MacBook does.

Thank you on the advise for the touchscreen though. I'm still waiting to even buy the Pro Toolkit. Tiny JIS screws, lol.


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