Anyone recommend a screwdriver for New2DS XL?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Snugglevixen, Jul 10, 2019 at 10:13 PM.

  1. Snugglevixen
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    Snugglevixen Princess of Cuddles

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    Uses triwing screws but my current set doesn't fit
     
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    Snugglevixen Princess of Cuddles

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    Now to wait half a month for it to arrive cos I can't buy one in nz
     
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    That really suck, you can try to find precision kit in your local area, it doesn't have to be ifixit brand.
     
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    Snugglevixen Princess of Cuddles

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    I bought a kit from amazon. Literally nowhere in New Zealand has it besides some imported $60 ifixit kits on auction sites.

    And after buying it I fixed my 2DS by draining the battery and recharging it (wasn't detecting charge correctly and would stay blinking red even though there was hours of charge, locking me out of system updates and consequently the eshop), so now I've spent the money I wanted to spend on the eshop this week on some screwdrivers I don't need.
     
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    [eBay] Y Tip Triwing Screwdriver Repair Tool for Nintendo Wii DS Lite GameCube Gameboy
     
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    You didn't mention anything about Joy-cons, just the n2DSXL. The n2DSXL requires Tri-Y Y00 screwdriver when disassembling the shell while the other 3DS/2DS models use Philips PH00.

    I would assume that listing and similar ones like it with high number of sold screwdrivers would be the correct one for the n2DSXL. If not, it's $1.
     
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    Snugglevixen Princess of Cuddles

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    No, thats for screws that the Wii, GBC etc use. It's a different size and depth. I've already tried using one and damaged the screws.
     
  10. TurdPooCharger

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    There the fat rubber band trick for extra grip if the stripping isn't severe. Using a sized up screwdriver hardly ever works.

    Once your screws are stripped and nothing else works, the only way to take them off is to drill past their heads.
    Here are replacement screws:
     
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