New 3DS circle pad replacement help

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    The circle pad on my new 3DS broke (FFFFFFF-), and I was looking for a replacement. So I was wondering if anyone took apart the New 3DS and checked if the circle pad matched the one found in the 3DS/3DSXL/N3DSXL.

    I was hoping I could get this Replacement Part on ebay and fix it myself
     
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    Let me guess :lol::rofl2::gba:

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    Yesh :P, now shoo...

    But it wasn't the game's fault I was lying down and the console slipped so in an effort to not make it hit the ground I tried grabbing it. Needless to say I didn't grab it.


    Yea I already checked this but from the pics you can't really tell if the circle pad is exactly the same.
     
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    Why are you ripping down the analog stick? Did dad not teach you to take care of your stuff?
     
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    I can only tell you, good look getting a replacement. O3DS parts will most likely not fit. The situation is bad and Nintendo won't help. See my thread here. A broken circle pad is not as bad as a broken R button though, as only N3DS-only / N3DS-enhanced games are affected. I think you will make it until there are actually replacements available.
     
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    Did you even read my second post???

    Unless you're gonna say something helpful, don't reply. FYI I do take care of my stuff, I still got my original ps2 and xbox which I bought with my own money back in 3rd grade, what happened here was an accident.

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    So I'm basically fcked, crap. Imma give it a go with those replacement parts, will report back when the parts arrive and i attempt to fix / fix the device.
     
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    The replacement you linked to in your first post should fit fine. The circle pad in the old 3DSXL and the N3DSXL are just about identical. They are totally interchangeable. I haven't looked inside the small N3DS, but below is the circle pad in an N3DSXL.
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    On the left is the circle pad for the N3DSXL. On the right is one taken from an old 3DSXL.
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    The circle pad for the small O3DS is a slightly different shape, but it could still be used. It just wouldn't look original.
     
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    OMG YOU'RE A LIFE SAVER. Thank you soooo much. I'd kiss you right now but this internet situation between us prevents me from doing so (jk no homo). Sincerely, thank you very much.
     
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    I've been using the replacement analog for 3 months now and so far so good *knocks on wood*
     
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    Yea it did, it was a bit hard to get it on, but with a nice oomph it fit there. Also keep in mind that even though it looks like a rubberized thumbstick, it isn't, it's fully plastic and it'll take some time to get used to because it slips a bit.
     

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