Fix for power connector lock or bended pins?

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  1. vastrolorde
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    Last night i was trying to do a hardmod downgrade of version 11 firmware New 3dsxl, downgrade was successfull, and confirmed it booted to 9.2. but after i reassembled all the parts. the plastic lock of my power connector from the power board/ daughter board to the main board was accidentally removed. but i think some of the pins is now bended, when i desperately tried to put the lock back in place. and now my problem is that my n3dsxl doesnt power on anymore.

    anyone tried any alternative method to fix this kind of problem with ribbon connector lock? because the pins are to small, very hard to see even if i use a magnifying glass. any other way to fix this scenario.

    Thanks in advance guys. anything helpfull ideas or solutions would be greatly appreciated.

    I apologize for the pic. really dont have a better camera yet.

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  2. testerfan

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    I've fixed several New 3DS XL with this problem, it's very hard, requires a lot of patience and replacement lock part for the connector (which I have). Send me PM (or contact me on eBay: http://goo.gl/mn3DAG) and i'll fix this for you
     
  3. vastrolorde
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    so the only way is to replace the whole damage connector part? is it even replaceable?
     
  4. testerfan

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    yes, it's fixable, if you know what to do, your only other option - is to replace the motherboard
     
  5. vastrolorde
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    I still have the plastic lock connector, can it be placed back to the pins?
     
  6. testerfan

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    if the pins inside connector are messed up (the way they look in the picture) - you won't be able to put the lock back on properly