3ds with no circle pad function, any use of the system then at all?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by alonzondavis, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. alonzondavis

    alonzondavis GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 16, 2016
    United States
    Trying to fix the circle pad of the old original 3ds i have still i fucked up the circit so theres no way to fix it without getting a whole new mother board. Luckly I had modded a new 2ds xl. Anyway is the any use I can still get from this 3ds or just toss it since well alot games and apps need the circle pad.
  2. antiNT

    antiNT a.k.a Johnny El Pollo Loco

    Sep 14, 2015
    Doha - Qatar
    You can use it to play NDS games and probably games from older systems like SNES or GB with homebrew and emulators.
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  3. TurdPooCharger

    TurdPooCharger Meh

    Jan 1, 2018
    United States
    Dropping these links in case your circuit is the joystick module and not the motherboard. There are slightly cheaper options for a single module for around $2. Check for circle pad caps that are made rubber coated.

    [ifixit] Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Joystick Replacement

    [eBay] 2X Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL Joystick Analog Original OEM Part Nintendo Replacement