All it takes is a push from a fingernail to get the micro SD card out of its tiny house. So out it went with little effort on our part.
Speaking of removing the micro SD card, if you're upgrading from a 3DS, 2DS, or 3DS XL, check out our (and Nintendo's) guide on how to transfer your data.
Nintendo hid two screws under a couple of rubber feet; the other six were exposed when we removed the bottom cover. We've been in this game long enough to not fall for that hidden-screw trick.
We push-pinned those little rubbers out of the 3DS, and presto-blamo — cracked it open!
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