Can i repair Flexcable or do i need to buy them?

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  1. pandavova
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    You thought it was pandavova, but it was me, Dio!
    I fucked up the L Button and the "Camera" Cable. ("Camera" cause when i open the Camera App it crashes...)
    The "L" Cable is now two separate parts and the "Camera" Cable have a small crack...
    AND i lost a LED plastic "thing"... (on the charging LED)...

    The plastic thing must i buy... But can i repair the Flexcable?


    (I dont know how to write this, sorry xD)
     
  2. milerwan

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    For which console model ?
    Spare parts are available for this kind of repairs.
     
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    You thought it was pandavova, but it was me, Dio!
    Old 3DS XL...
     
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    You thought it was pandavova, but it was me, Dio!
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    You could take a look on ebay alternatively.
     
  7. pandavova
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    You thought it was pandavova, but it was me, Dio!
    Is it possible to solder them together?
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  8. milerwan

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    Impossible.
     
  9. Evilengine

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    I got L and R repair cables for o3DS very cheap on Ebay, for under 10€. Can't be much more for XL... Just search a while for cheapest listings. Build them into my 3DS myself easily, works perfectly.
     
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    You thought it was pandavova, but it was me, Dio!
    To be clear: Is this the "Camera" Cable?
     
  11. jordguitar

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    It looks like you tore the screen cable. Lucky for you a top screen lcd is like 15 bucks. Unlucky for you, its a bitch to replace.

    You need to fully tear it down and be careful with them. There are latches on all the ribbon cable slots that you need to unlock before even attempting to pull out.

    After its torn down you need to figure out what you need to replace.
     
  12. pandavova
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    You thought it was pandavova, but it was me, Dio!
    Its not the Top Screen Cable, cause i can see the top screen... Only when i start the Camera it crashes... And when i open Face Raiders it shows me a Black Square, where the Picture would be... When i try to use MiiMaker (make a Mii with Cam) it crashes...
     
  13. milerwan

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    Yes it is.
     
  14. pandavova
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    You thought it was pandavova, but it was me, Dio!
    Thank you.. Now i must spend probably +25€ maybe more, to sell the 3DS for 135€. Already buyed a Motherboard for 40€... :/ F*** Flexcables...
     
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    sometimes it's cheaper not to diy ;)

    ps why did you need a new motherboard? brick with no nand backup?
     
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    You thought it was pandavova, but it was me, Dio!
    Yeah.... Long time ago, the 10.3 Times ---> Bricked :/ (I didnt know that you can make nand backups without a hardmod)
    Im repairing/destroying it now to sell it... When someone give me now for that 3DS 115€ + Shipping, thx. But Ebay users dont like me ._.
    So im repairing it and add the "repair cost" to the 115€........
     
  17. gamesquest1

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    Tbh you could have just force updated to 11.x and then looked for a local hardmodder to downgrade safely to 9.2 and install a9lh, it probably would have cost less than getting the new parts etc and you would have been all ready to go :/ maybe see if @konsolenumbau.expert is willing to sort some deal out if he can fix the old motherboard too and maybe take it as collateral towards the repairs as tbh if you struggled with putting those cables in you have zero chance installing a replacement camera as that's quite a fiddly job and involves completely tearing the entire console down