SD Card broke in half inside my new3DS

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Mar 19, 2017
  1. TheOnlyOneLeft
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    How would I go about replacing my SD reader? Do you think it would be possible to remove the other half by taking out my SD reader (it's pretty far in)? Or should I just replace the reader, and how hard is it to do that?
     
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    Member The Real Jdbye Oh boy! I can't wait to bomb some dodongos!

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    :wtf: How did that even happen?

    Anyway, try pushing the card in with something small and thin and quickly releasing it, making use of the spring loaded slot to hopefully propel the remains of the card far enough out that you can grab it. I've come across SD slots that would launch the card across half the room if I wasn't careful when ejecting it. The 3DS one certainly isn't powerful enough to do that, but it might be enough to get the remains out.
     
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    The New3DS SD reader is very easily replaceable, you could just order a replacement take out the old one and put in a new one. Or you could do what @The Real Jdbye said.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion, but the spring inside stopped working a while ago. (Don't remember how) It seams my best bet is to replace the SD reader to prevent future issues.

    Will do! So no soldering? Neat!
     
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    How rough were you that this happened?
     
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    Pretty rough, I tried pushing the other half in, to spring it out, with no luck. Now it's just stuck pretty far down in the SD reader.
     
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    Try using a tiny needle or toothpick and press the buttom part and see if the spring activates, then you can just turn the N3ds on the side and it should fall out.
     
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