Hardware Help Finding New 3DS Capacitor Value

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I broke the home button connector off my new 3ds (not xl) motherboard some time ago. I was trying to solder a workaround into place and attached some magnet wire to the capacitor (circled in red below) according to recommendations in a thread that I cannot link because I'm a new member.

Being new to this, I made the mistake of not gluing or taping the end of the wire after I soldered it, and it the capacitor lifted from the board when I nudged it.

I kept the length of wire that still had the capacitor soldered to the end, grabbed a pair of tweezers to get a better grip on it before attempting to resolder it to the board, and then it flew out of my tweezers into the shadow realm. I spent two hours crawling around on the floor trying to find it, but I don't think it'll ever show up.

I'd rather not buy a whole new motherboard just to replace one capacitor on a ds that otherwise works fine. If someone with a n3ds/n3dsxl and a multimeter could open theirs up real quick and find the capacitance, I could order a replacement and try again

Additionally, if anyone has any pointers for helping me clean up the mess of solder where the home button connector used to be, I would be happy to hear them!

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On the off chance there's a google time traveler looking for this answer, I bought another ds for parts and checked that capacitor value. My multimeter says it's 0.14mF. Unfortunately, my multimeter's sensitivity is only rated for milifarads, and this capacitor's value appears to be measured in nanofarads, so take this measurement with a grain of salt.

If anyone with an precise multimeter and a spare 3ds happens across this thread feel free to add a more precise measurement.
 
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