3ds xl broken hinge. Need advice please.

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  1. yelever
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    yelever Newbie

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    Recently got my hands one a 3ds xl on 4.4 but the left hinge is broken off. Not sure what I would need to buy to get working. This is what it looks like. I have the white part that goes into hole on the top part put aside so it doesn't get lost and know I would need to replace the bottom faceplate but just checking to see if there is anything that goes in the broken off part. xl red.JPG
     
  2. zeello

    zeello The reason we can't have nice things.

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    If it can't be fixed with duct tape, you're not using enough duct tape.
     
  3. KidIce

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    Just buy a replacement housing, there is no good way to "fix" that.

    Watch every tear down video you can for the 3DSXL. Be really careful when you tear down yours... And be just as careful when you transfer its guts to a new case and close her up.
     
  4. zeello

    zeello The reason we can't have nice things.

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    Do you happen to know how much it costs? It says I have to sign up to see the price.
     
  5. Joe88

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    Beyond Joe88's link, no I don't. I only meant to point you in the right direction. I don't need one but I knew what to type into a search engine to find what you need and that was at the top of the results. "3DSXL replacement housing" entered into Google or such should find you your answers.
     
  7. Ulieq

    Ulieq GBAtemp Fan

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    My advice is to get a 2ds. BTW doesn't Nintendo charge only 50 bucks to fix anything?
     
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    No.... Just no....
     
  9. DarkKnigh_t

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    lol just buy a replacement housing
     
  10. yelever
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    yelever Newbie

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    I looked at the replacement housing and don't think it comes with inside part for the right broken hinge which I don't have.
     
  11. rip-it-up

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    The white part is the hinge axis which you need to keep. You just need the replacment part which which has snapped off. no other things would of fallen out when damaged, when you fit the hinge axis back you will have to remove a little bit a black plastic which keeps the axis secure (located where the led sits on the hinge. Once you removed the mobo. youll understand
     
  12. rip-it-up

    rip-it-up GBAtemp Regular

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    Ask that seller on ebay if he has one he could give you as he said he removes them from working systems (the black bit which the white hinge sits in)
     
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    Use some crazy glue or duct tape.
     
  15. Ulieq

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    Just screw a metal hinge used in cabinets into the 3ds.
     
  16. rip-it-up

    rip-it-up GBAtemp Regular

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    this?
     

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