I'll try to keep this as short as I can. The cameras that were on my 3DS XL facing out stopped working. As part of it, I was able to order a replacement module, and to prep, a shell replacement, off of Amazon. I'm not necessarily a stranger to doing this process... annoyingly, because no fucking text or video "walkthrough" will ever properly discuss how to fully take apart the console, especially ado about the hinge mechanism. But anyway... I finally get the thing in the new shell, and somehow in the process, I unfortunately rip the ribbon for the new camera module. All because I couldn't seem to get straight how to put the ribbons through their part of the hinge between top and bottom halves. And unfortunately now, I don't have a way to push open the mechanism that keeps the hinge locked together. So, I need a couple of things. How the hell can I safely open this hinge so I can fully take it apart again? Even after I do get it open, what is the order i need to put the ribbon cables through sot hat they go to their proper place on the PCB when I start putting it back together? I can never find ANY images that detail this, ever. If worse comes to worse and I then have to buy another 3ds... what are my chances of finding a vulnerable n3DS XL to run my Gateway with? Or DStwo+ for that matter? I'm trying to preserve this thing either way, because it has my ambassador stuff, and to date team Gateway hasn't really gave me a good way to be able to launch any of my legit GBA or DSiWare stuff. And before you say "oh, just get CFW", no... I don't have a vulnerable game to 'sploit with on the sysnand, and I migrated my ambassador stuff directly to the emunand on this particular 3DS XL. So Linking the emunand and sysnand is pointless there. And none of that is going to matter if I can't get THIS 3DS XL to work again. **UPDATE** Well, finally got this 3DS XL open and finally apart, only to confirm my fears that the top screen, and speakers, are ruined on it. So, very likely going to need a donor system for a motherboard swap. Though I guess the question still stands. If I somehow can manage to get myself an N3DS XL, what are my odds of finding a vulnerable one to be able to use the Gateway at least?