How do you absolutely remove screws from a New 3DS XL's backplate?

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  1. Khangaroo
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    They are quite annoying. Even if I leave them unscrewed, I still have to unscrew them. I just want to slide the cover off. Is this possible?
     


  2. sweis12

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    Take the little washers off the back of the screws.
     
  3. Khangaroo
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    How exactly do you do that? I'm trying to use a flat-head screwdriver to pry them off, but they just won't go.
     
  4. sweis12

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    Wire cutters.
     
  5. wolven9

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    Wont the back cover be loose? Also, why are you taking the back plate off so much for?
     
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I think nintendo should have included a screw driver with this console. I had to use a knife to unscrew them, since i never had anything so small :mellow:
     
  7. Khangaroo
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    The washers on my older N3DS just kinda fell out over time. You should be able to use a knife or something to get them off. Maybe try heating them up a bit. (I don't know) I assume you're trying to transfer larger files, but I would just use the MicroSD management or an FTP if you have HBL access for smaller things so you don't have to keep removing the SD. I'm lazy, so I don't take the back off and remove the SD card all that much.
     
  9. wolven9

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    I have a hacked 3ds aswell and I only take the back off like once every few months. You know you can send stuff wirelessly right?
     
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    They didn't even include a charger do you think they are going to bother with that? xD

    I had to remove the back a lot when doing the a9lh installation, after that I just limit myself to the SDCard Manager, I haven't removed the back ever since (6 months or so)
     
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    Well i figured a screwdriver that small wouldn't cost as much as a charger, so i dunno.
     
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    20-50+ mbps write speed vs like what, 1-5mbps max over network? Most of the things i do involve changing a few bytes of a file, and saving it somewhere, opening an ftp client/nintendos file transfer, sending a file ota, rinse and repeat is much more painful than unmounting sd, click save, reinsert sd, repeat.
     
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    Well its obviously more then just "unmounting sd, click save, reinsert sd, repeat." if your worried about back plate screws xD If its a CIA then FBI is fairly fast. Your gonna wear out both your SD reader and back plate if you keep it up lol What kinda stuff are you transferring?
    Edit: Sorry thought you were OP
     
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    ssb4 files
     
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    I have a clear soft shell from Hori. I just leave the screws unscrewed and snap the back plate on and put the case over it. Do this for my o3ds xl and my n3ds xl
     
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    After a certain point, there's next to no real need to take the back cover off anymore.
     
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  17. Khangaroo
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    Not exactly on an A9LH install. (I'm not doing it right now, but maybe soon)
     
  18. DoHxBoY

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    Pro Tip:

    Leave the backplate off through the whole A9LH process.

    You're welcome.
     
  19. Sliter

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    tri holding the metal-circle-thing-that-holds-the-screw-on-the-plate-that-I-don't-know-the-english-name with a plier and them unscrew.
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    Done a lot of installs on n3DS XLes - and I usually leave the backplate completely off until I finish with it.

    If I'm particularly worried that the battery will drop out, I'd stick some painter's tape over it.