Introduction

This guide will tell you how to replace the Cover Plates on the New Nintendo 3DS.

Ensure your device is powered off before proceeding. Failure to do so may result in electrical shock or damage to the device.
  • Ensure your device is powered off before proceeding. Failure to do so may result in electrical shock or damage to the device.

  • Place the system on a flat stable surface.

  • The Cover Plates will ONLY work with the New Nintendo 3DS. They are not compatible with New Nintendo 3DS XL or any other Nintendo system.

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Use a size #0 phillips-head screwdriver to loosen the screws from the back cover plate. The screws are attached to the cover, so they will not come out completely.
  • Use a size #0 phillips-head screwdriver to loosen the screws from the back cover plate. The screws are attached to the cover, so they will not come out completely.

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Use the nub on the end of the stylus or a plastic opening tool to gently pry on the small slots on each side near the L and R buttons. Once the cover plate begins to separate from the system, gently remove it.
  • Use the nub on the end of the stylus or a plastic opening tool to gently pry on the small slots on each side near the L and R buttons. Once the cover plate begins to separate from the system, gently remove it.

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Use the nub on the end of the stylus or a plastic opening tool to gently pry on the small slots on each side near the L and R buttons. Once the cover plate begins to separate from the system, gently remove it.
  • Use the nub on the end of the stylus or a plastic opening tool to gently pry on the small slots on each side near the L and R buttons. Once the cover plate begins to separate from the system, gently remove it.

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Attach the new front cover plate.
  • Attach the new front cover plate.

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Attach the new back cover plate and tighten the two #0 phillips-head screws.
  • Attach the new back cover plate and tighten the two #0 phillips-head screws.

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Conclusion

You have changed the cover plates on your New Nintendo 3DS system.

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