Broken ZIF Socket Clamp Analog Stick New 3DS XL

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by yanyuck, Mar 15, 2019 at 12:25 PM.

  1. yanyuck
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    Hey Guys,

    so while fixing a bricked 3DS i accendently broke the ZIF Socket Clamp and also the Ribbon of the Analog Stick.
    I already ordered a new Analog Stick on Ebay. Any Ideas how i can get the Ribbon back on the ZIF without the clamp?

    For soldering its little bit to small.. can i maybe just put the ribbon under the zif and press the ribbon down and eventually it will work? any ideas?
     
  2. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    Buy a broken board off ebay and use a heatgun or soldering iron if you don't have a heatgun to remove a ZIF off that broken board. Unless you can find a ZIF by part number off the EU equivalent of digikey.
     
    Last edited by how_do_i_do_that, Mar 15, 2019 at 5:13 PM
  3. yanyuck
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    I dont think the whole ZIF is broken only because the Clip isnt there anymore? Or is it?
     
  4. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    Your missing the retention portion of the ZIF. You can tape it down and hope the tape doesn't lift off the connection.
     
  5. yanyuck
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    What the hell is a retention portion?
     
  6. Minox

    Minox Thanks for the fish

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    It's the ZIF Socket Clamp, aka the part keeping the ribbon in the right place.
     
  7. TurdPooCharger

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  8. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    The grey piece is the retention part of the ZIF. Unless you can find where that piece went and reattach it, your options of getting a working replacement ZIF is limited. Hence the mention of getting a broken board as a donor board from ebay if possible.
     
  9. yanyuck
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    ill maybe just try to hotglue it.
     
  10. TurdPooCharger

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    You can buy replacement P6 connector pieces..
     
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