Is it safe to fix my 3DS cartridge slot?

Is it safe to fix my 3DS cartridge slot?

Jan 6, 2019
I'm going to fix my 3ds cartridge slot. I should say take it to a place to do it. Is it safe to do so? Will me homebrew get deleted or damaged? I'm backing up my SD card right now and need these questions answered. P.S.: I'm not taking it to Nintendo.

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  • KleinesSinchen
    Jan 6, 2019
    Why should some repair shop delete your homebrew/cfw installation? With what authorization?! Replacing the gamecart reader has no impact on the installed software. I would simply forbid them to modify the software.

    On old 3DS and on both 2DS models this requires tiny soldering. This means whoever attempts this repair should be skilled with the soldering iron.

    Backup your saves with JKSM and/or Checkpoint in decrypted form, because a 1:1 copy of the SD is not helpful if the console is bricked (this has nothing to do with your planned repair, any device can randomly fail). Of course the complete SD backup makes sense, too and is usable as long as the console works.
  • wormdood
    Jan 6, 2019
    Answer deleted: Not helpful. -DhS
  • Brayton
    Jan 10, 2019
    It should be OK.