Hardware Help with unscrewing stripped screws on the back of the New 3DS XL

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When I went to go unscrew the screws on the back of the 3ds to get to the motherboard, most of the screws were stripped. (I was only able to unscrew 2 of the screws on the back of the 3ds) The 3ds that I own is used from gamestop, and I think the person that owned it before me must of screwed up the screws. If you got any tips or anything I can buy to fix this issue, it would be greatly appreciated! Also ask me if you want pictures.
 

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Heat up screwdriver,put it in screw and hold it for few seconds,repeat if needed.it worked for me i could dissasembly my 2ds but this trick helped me
 

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Do you know if they sell these in the UK.
Apparently the UK store is more of a store than the NA store. The NA store is more of a parts and accessory store.

https://store.nintendo.co.uk/new-nintendo-3ds-xl/consoles.list
Didn't see replacement cover plates.

You would have to come to some agreement with someone from the NA area to buy one for you.


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Superglue is your best bet, unless you want to use a dremel to destroy the casing to get the stripped screw out.

ifixit vid
 
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