3DS game card shell replacement

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  1. _v3
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    I scored a pretty good deal a couple of days ago, got a copy of Smash4 for 3ds extremely cheap (something like 7$) but the cartridge shell is a bit busted up, I can close it just fine and the game works (and it stays closed unless you pry it open with fingernails). Anyways long story short anyone know where I can get replacement shells for game cards because it's a real pain seeing the game like this. I've looked all over the internet but I can't seem to find anything, the only thing I found is a guy on youtube from some site that isn't up anymore, but I can't order from him cuz he can only be contacted via phone (he's in the us, I'm in europe).
    Also, anything from amazon will not work cuz they don't ship here (afaik).
     
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    Maybe someone with a 3d printer can help? (someone made a placeholder/dust protection thingie so it maybe be possable)
     
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    Personally, I'd just buy some cheap shitty 3DS game as cheap as you can, and swap the shells. Not sure if you can order replacement stickers somewhere, but it should be possible.
     
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    Actually I thought about this, I found a ds game a couple of months back, I thought of switching it with that, but I'm too afraid of opening the DS game and breaking the case in the process as I got no clue how to open one.

    This could work, but the person nearest to me that I know can use a 3D printer is around 100km away from me, so it doesn't seem I'll be fixing it anytime soon :/
     
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    AFAIK Amazon ships to Croatia since it entered the EU. You can always request a 3d printed model, I'm sure someone would be glad to do it if you're willing to pay the expense.
     
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    When in doubt, I just find YouTube tutorials on how to disassemble something. :3
     
  7. Haloman800

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    You can buy replacement DS game shells for very cheap, and they will fit 3DS chips.
     
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    Thanks for the tip on Amazon, did not know that :D

    Care to give a link, cuz I'm obviously incapable of finding one xD
     
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    tl;dr call(330) 899-3800 and buy from him. $2 per case and free shipping.
     
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    Quoting my own post:
    I didn't say it in my OP but I mailed him on Thursday, no reply so far.