Any idea what to do with damaged N3DS MotherBoard????

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  1. ssjdeepanshu
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    Hey guys i have this motherboard, which i was trying to HardMod (8 months ago), which failed and a part of it was damaged. The white clip which is used to hold the flex cable is gone and the pins are also little bit damaged so i am no longer able to put flex cable in it and it is no longer usable.

    (i bought a replacement motherboard and now my N3DS is working fine)
    (and yeah i, myself did not tried to do the hardmod i gave it to an electronics mechanic,which he then damaged 'that' part) .


    so i was wondering is there anything that i can do with this motherboard????

    (motherboard is not banned and it used to work good before 'that' part was damaged)

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  2. DeoNaught

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    you could solder the cable directly to the board?
     
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    how to do that.
    the flex cable part is so small and there are lot of tiny pins i dont think that it's possible to do it with hands
     
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    Duh, sorry bout that.

    What i mean't

    you could get some wires like a flat ribbon cable
    Like this

    And then solder directly, board to board, you are also going to want to remove the slots.

    I hope this makes sense
     
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    yeah i understood what u ment but do you know which points to solder where????
     
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    Sell it to someone who is able to replace the part, I wouldn't be expecting much for it though, the effort of removing the old one and installing a new connector and the risk that something goes wrong during the process or that there is more stuff damaged on the board would mean I doubt many people would be willing to spend more than a bit of spare change on it as a little side project
     
  10. ov3rkill

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    If you don't like the hassle, you can just save up for a mobo. It's around 50 USD I think.
     
  11. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Nothing I want to deal with, for whatever reason, both side of the connector need to be soldered, it's a pain in the ass and you really can't tell wtf your doing with it.
     
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    May i ask where did you buy the motherboard?
     
  13. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    ebay or aliexpress has plenty.
     
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    so i guess i should just throw it away, if it can be of no use cuz i dont think anybody can repair it without using specialized machines for soldering these mini part's....