Can you switch motherboards between two New 3DS' ?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by WiiUBricker, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. WiiUBricker

    WiiUBricker Insert Custom Title

    Sep 19, 2009
    I finally got myself a hackable New 3DS XL, but it has a very bad screen. I have another New 3DS XL with a nearly perfect screen but unhackable. Thanks to ifixit I know it isn't very hard to open the device and take the motherboard out. The thing is, I plan to switch the motherboards of my two New 3DS XLs, but I don't know if one motherboard would work on the foreign system. In theory it should work because the motherboard contains CPU as well as the NAND. Thoughts?
  2. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 13, 2014
    United States
    It should work fine without issue the bigger question is do these two different screens (im assuming IPS and TN screens) have different connections for each mobo.
  3. Avalynn

    Avalynn I'm here to help poeple out as I can.

    Feb 23, 2014
    United States
    San Jose, CA
    Yup that should work just fine, I don't see why not? Unless something really strange was going on with any of the connectors, highly highly doubt it. Everything is on the motherboard so swapping them should work just like replacing each LCD panel.
  4. bolay

    bolay Newbie

    Nov 22, 2005
    yes, its run well . I changed the motherboard of my 3ds jap and my 3ds eur
    Tomato Hentai likes this.
  5. LemmyT

    LemmyT Member

    Mar 23, 2015
    United States
    No, I successfully swapped a TN and an IPS motherboard and it works fine.
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