Alternative points for hardmod

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  1. Virdoo
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    Hi,

    Are there maybe alternative points for old 3ds Xl? And if yes, where are they?
     
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    Still no one?
     
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    The DAT0, CMD and CLK points are very simple to solder on 3DS XL.

    Do you have torn some of these points to need alternative ones ?
     
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    Well yes, I believe I did so I would be really thankful if you know alternative points.

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    Also I'm constantly getting blue screen with errorcode even if micro sd card isn't connected to solider points. Does anyone knows what that means?
     
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    If you've torn DAT0 or the CLK it's game over. We need to see images of your soldering work.
     
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    DAT0 was the first one who got broken. I'm not sure for other points. I was thinking then to sell for parts console or buy new motherboard.
     
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    If DAT0 is torn it does not matter, the console still works.
    If the CMD or CLK are torn, the game is over.
     
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    So are there alternative points or not? Also, what's with constant blue screen? I get it even when my console isn't connected to sd card
     
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    If the CMD point is torn you can't rewired it to an alternative point.

    Take a picture of your motherboard to let us see the damaged points.
    If the points are not torn, maybe there is a solution.
     
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    Couldn't get better photo, it's hard to focus on motherboard. Also check DAT1, 2, 3. Pretty bad, huh?
     

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    Ok so as the CMD and the CLK points are torn the motherboard is dead.
     
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    Yup I'm an idiot. I meant to put CMD. My fingers just typed as I was thinking out aloud. There's obviously other DAT points so tearing one wouldn't damage the nand reading process. My bad. Thanks for correcting me.
     
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    Yea thought so, anyway I was thinking about selling then this 3ds for parts since overall console is great condition, I haven't noticed any marks on case or anything similar. It's in really great condition and other components should work perfect. What do you think guys how much could I get for it? Around 70$?
     
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    I found on aliexpress replacement motherboards for 3ds xl, price is around 50$ + around 5$ shipping. What do you guys think? Will it be really bad quality of motherboard?
     
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    The motherboard could be USA model, beware of that.
     
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    Yes it is USA mode, is it there problem with it? I can't use it on European console?
     
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    You could but no access to EUR eShop and US games are natively supported, not EUR / Australia.

    In my opinion it is not good purchase.
     
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    Well if you're talking about regionlock, for me it's not a problem. I'm not using eshop anyway, nor any similar feature. Also bypassing region lock for cartridge games is really easy + if i'm going to buy it, i'm going to install rxtools on it so it will be regionfree again.