[Help] Broken 3ds cartridge slot. Could this be an easy fix?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Stephano, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Stephano

    Stephano I love you Charlie

    Feb 18, 2016
    United States
    An anti-anime bunker
    So i bought an old 3ds a short while ago and when i had a good portion of it fixed and ready to be tested, i noticed it couldn't read any cartridges. I took off the cover and looked at the slot and noticed that the pins are not missing or broken, but bent to the side. If i were to bend them back in place, could it possibly fix the cartridge slot? Does anyone have a safe way i could do this?
  2. Adeka

    Adeka Beta Tester

    Mar 19, 2013
    United States
    I fixed bent pins in a ds lite with a super thin screwdriver and its been working ever since.
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  3. Link'sSpiritualAwakening

    Link'sSpiritualAwakening Advanced Member

    Mar 21, 2015
    United States
    As someone who just fixed their cartridge slot, I can say its only as hard as removing the mobo and costs $15 for a replacement cartridge reader. Really not too bad, much easier than the dreaded hard mod. Readers from other regions will work.
    Last edited by Link'sSpiritualAwakening, Jun 18, 2016