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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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Can you reassemble a zif connector?

One of the zif-connectors (actually the one for the bottom display), the handle jumped out. I was not able to reassemble both parts, so the question, can this be repaired? Is there a trick in reassembling both parts?

Or if it is gone, where to buy a new one and how to swap?

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ZIF connector is broken, is there a way to replace it?

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If it leapt out of the socket without you doing much of anything, it probably isn’t damaged and can be reinserted … very … carefully.

I was able to get mine back onto its hinge by carefully inserting it horizontally and working the metal tabs (the thick ones on the ends, not the delicate pins) until it snapped into place. Study the mechanism very carefully and compare to other ZIF sockets on the board to get a sense of how high the tab should be when in its horizontal position. That’s how high you should insert it—you are aiming for the ‘closed’ position of the socket. Be very gentle and don’t force anything.

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thats what happened to me... it just popped out and i cant get white plastic back in...


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Can someone help me find the short connector out of the 2 that are on the bottom side of a 3ds xl motherboard? the one for 3ds alone, is not compatible with 3ds xl. Thank you.

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