3DS XL back panel loose

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by LTK, May 10, 2013.

  1. LTK

    LTK GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 28, 2008
    West Midlands
    On the side of the volume control the back panel comes unclipped with only a little pressure on the gap between the panel and the part with the volume control on it.

    Is this worth sending to Nintendo for repairs? (not even sure how long it's been since I bought it)

    I'm thinking about trading it in and getting the Animal Crossing special edition.
  2. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

    May 16, 2008
    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    The only way it separates is that you have a habit of curling your fingers and using the tips to grip the 3DS. It plastic backplate seperates over time to that. I see alot of that happen to devices with thin plastic backs like certain phones and PDAs.

    You can trade up all you want, but your likely to see the same thing happen with the new one.

    You can avoid or prolong it from happening by getting a shell that is thick enough to resist the amount of pressure you normally apply.
  3. Eerpow

    Eerpow *swoosh*

    Sep 14, 2009
    Nintendo's store sell replacement backplates in the US at least, don't know about the UK, try contacting Nintendo. Maybe they can send you one for free if you're under warranty, they're intended to be user replaceable after all.
  4. ilikepie641

    ilikepie641 Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    United States
    there's 2 screws on the back panel... maybe that's the issue...
  5. qweesy777

    qweesy777 Member

    Jan 8, 2013
    United States
    3m super thin double sided tape fixed this issue for me use a bout a 1/2 piece where its separating $3.50 fix....and yes its easy to pull off and on just dont go overboard with a shitload of tape a little goes a long way