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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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Home unresponsive, send help

i took my ds in to have the shell replaced a few years back, and when they gave it back to me the home button was not working anymore; i took it back to them and was told they would call me when its done. fast forward 2 months and they hadnt done anything with it n basically told me i was s.o.l. i have a feeling something is just loose or not connected correctly. Links or suggestions would be helpful, warranty voided as i took it to a non-nintendo affiliate repair source.

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The home button is soldered on the motherboard… If you have experience with soldering, you can do this by yourself.

Follow this guide:

Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Motherboard Replacement

And then desolder the home button and solder the new home button in.

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i do not have any experience with soldering unfortunately but this does answer my question. thanks


Happy to hear that your question has been answered! Perhaps there is a local repair store available near you who is experienced with soldering. Otherwise, you could replace the motherboard, but this will be more expensive.


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