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[* black] Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Repairability Score: '''X out of 10''' (10 is easiest to repair)
[* black] The battery is fairly easily swappable by unscrewing two screws and removing the back cover.
[* black] No proprietary Tri-Wing screws were used, just Phillips #00/JIS.
[* black] The top display's cables are routed in such a way that it makes them quite frustrating to remove without ripping them off, and just as difficult to re-seat properly during device reassembly.
[* black] There's tons of little components inside the 3DS, which may potentially cause problems if you happen to lose one while performing a repair.
[* black] The majority of connectors are ZIF, and it's difficult to ensure each one is connected properly without reassembling the whole thing and starting up the device.
[* black] The headphone jack and charging connector are soldered to the motherboard, meaning you need to take out your soldering iron if you accidentally break them.

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