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Nintendo 3DS SD Board Replacement

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This guide is only intended to be used as a prerequisite for other guides. It's incomplete by itself.

What you need

  1. Nintendo 3DS SD Board Replacement, SD Board: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 4.5 mm Phillips screws securing the SD board to the motherboard.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the SD board ribbon cable connector off its socket on the motherboard.

  3. Nintendo 3DS SD Board Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 Nintendo 3DS SD Board Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 Nintendo 3DS SD Board Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the SD board and the motherboard.

    • Pry up slowly to loosen the SD board from the RF shield underneath it. If you pry too quickly, you may tear the shield or break its solder points.

    • Run the spudger along the sides of the SD board to free it from the adhesive holding it in place.

    • Once completely freed, lift the SD board straight off the motherboard.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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