3DS won't read SD card after cartridge slot change

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  1. Geration
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    Hi, this is my first topic in here so i hope i'm posting in the right section of the forum.

    So basically months ago i wanted to change the cartridge slot on my old 3ds because it wasn't working, and since i wasn't capable of soldering those kind of small pins on the mother bord i ended up having a 3ds with no cartridge slot at all. During the process i think i somehow damaged something near the sd card reader area (eventhough i don't see any damage near the sd card reader) and when i switch on the console it says that it can not read sd card files and the whole console starts to lag. (When the sd card is not plugged in the 3ds works perfectly).
    Now that i found out how to rewire the pins of the cartridge slot (thanks to this topic https://gbatemp.net/threads/testpoints-for-rewiring-a-cartridge-slot-on-a-old-3ds.414512/) i really want to fix all the problems on this 3ds, any idea why when i insert the sd card the 3ds says it can't read files from it?

    If it can help i can send pictures of the mother board.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Update: tried to format the sd card and tried to replace it with another but none of these methods seems to work. The 3ds still doesn't read it and starts to lag as soon as i turn on the console.
    Please someone help :(
     
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    These are some photos of the motherboard i just took

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    Any ideas? This is driving me crazy.
     
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    Update: i just cleaned the area near the sd card reader with some alcohol and now seems to work perfectly again!

    Now i just would like to know how am i supposed to rewire the new cartridge slot? Like this?

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    those pads are in the bottom part of the motherboard?