3ds case wont get off

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  1. LuigiSuperStarSaga
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    I have a N3DSXL. i tried to take the first case (the one with the two screws.) and it won't go off. i tried unscrewing it and i found the problem, one screw won't unscrew! i tried everything, an scissor, an knife, the tool, everything and it won't unscrew! My stylus is stuck inside and i cant get it out! My Micro SD too! and i don't have FBI anymore because i updated and can't use things like Ftpony or ftpbrony to change files and i don't have any computer near! Help?
     
  2. Hayato213

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    Sound like you stripped the screws.
     
  3. LuigiSuperStarSaga
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    Damn it. How can i open it now?
     
  4. Hayato213

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    Take a picture of the back, let see the condition of those screws.
     
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    I already tried that. One unscrews with it, and the other does not.
     
  8. how_do_i_do_that

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    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    It doesn't look like the screw head is too damaged. You might be using an oversized screwdriver.


    In the event that you actually stripped the screwhead:
    If you have a disposable screwdriver that fits that size. Put a small drop of superglue into groove area, then place the screwdriver in and vertically as possible. Let the glue set, then unscrew as usual. You may have to buy new screws to replace it if the screw head is too stripped or superglue can't be removed.
     
  9. Hayato213

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    Precision screw driver?
     
  10. TurdPooCharger

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    Maybe your hole threads are stripped?

    Try pulling up by the side with your index finger nail with one hand and unscrewing with the other.

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  11. LuigiSuperStarSaga
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    idk.

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    Does not work.

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    Will see if there is one.

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    There isnt.
     
  12. Hayato213

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    It depends on the screw driver you used, if it is not precision , you end up with partial strip but it is fixable with using larger bit screw driver bit. P1 from Ifixit work in this case since it fit both semi stripped and the non stripped one fine.
     
  13. TurdPooCharger

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    Does your current screwdriver rotates the head? Does the + spins?
     
  14. LuigiSuperStarSaga
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    Only in one screw.
     
  15. TurdPooCharger

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    Get a wide enough rubber band. Try this.

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  16. LuigiSuperStarSaga
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    Didn't work.
     
  17. bananapi761

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    Patience is probably the key here - I had a hopelessly stripped screw on my O3DS and a combination of good quality(!) super glue and screwdriver sets got it out. Particularly a flat head around the same size of a Philips screw. I had a pair of cheap Philips screwdrivers with a red plastic handle that only made it worse, but a high quality repair kit that I had worked. Just be careful not to get super glue under the case.
     
  18. TurdPooCharger

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    Try it again with electric tape.

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    If that too doesn't work, look for bigger screwdrivers.

    May need to consider either carefully super gluing your screwdriver to the screw -or- using a tiny drill bit to break off the screw's head.
     
  19. LuigiSuperStarSaga
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    Nope. Didnt find bigger screwdruvers and electric tape didnt work.
     
  20. Hayato213

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    Give the Ifixit bit a try, the bit fit both of the screws in the pictures you showed.
     
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