I have a question about hard modding.

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by BurningDesire, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. BurningDesire
    OP

    BurningDesire GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,945
    5,728
    Jan 27, 2015
    United States
    Behind a screen reading news
    So I got this female connector
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EZ6HZLW?redirect=true&ref_=ya_st_dp_summary

    I also just read this -


    Q: What is the pin out configuration?. normally usb only has 4 pins, what is the 5th pin for?

    A: No, there are 5 for micro usbs (the end you connect to your cell,mp3 player or mini cam). standard USB's (the ones you connect to your PC) use 4.

    So did I get the wrong pins? How do I configure I five pin layout? I have a N3DS XL USA I have been reading this thread

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/n3ds-nand-backup-possible-i-hope.381506/

    Did I just buy the wrong thing?
     
  2. Allahu_Spooky_Cena

    Allahu_Spooky_Cena Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    97
    63
    Oct 15, 2015
    England
    You don't want to connect it to a usb socket, that will give it 5v and fry it.
    You need to connect it to an sd card adapter
     
  3. BurningDesire
    OP

    BurningDesire GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,945
    5,728
    Jan 27, 2015
    United States
    Behind a screen reading news
  4. Allahu_Spooky_Cena

    Allahu_Spooky_Cena Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    97
    63
    Oct 15, 2015
    England
    If you use that instead of any other usb device you should be fine, you can look at the pinout for micro usb and probably figure it out from there
     
  5. hundshamer

    hundshamer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Blacklisted Trader
    1,810
    806
    May 22, 2009
    United States
    For the price of just that part and shipping, you can have a full mod installed domestically. They even include the adapter.
     
  6. BurningDesire
    OP

    BurningDesire GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,945
    5,728
    Jan 27, 2015
    United States
    Behind a screen reading news
    Also, I realized the link doesn't show the Pin configuration. Does anyone know the configuration for a 5 pinned female connector.
     
  7. hundshamer

    hundshamer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Blacklisted Trader
    1,810
    806
    May 22, 2009
    United States
    How I did it back in the day was soldered the USB adapter in, spliced the USB cable plugged it in, and tested for continuity on the cable. Since I could test the wire to the test point on the 3DS, I was able to tell which wire to solder to which pin on the SD.
     
  8. BurningDesire
    OP

    BurningDesire GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,945
    5,728
    Jan 27, 2015
    United States
    Behind a screen reading news
    I honestly have no idea what you said xD I am a noob at soldering. (been practicing for about a week though) However, my 3DS is already bricked (black screen of death). I have nothing to loose. I am doing this to try to fix it by manually installing native_firm.
     
  9. hundshamer

    hundshamer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Blacklisted Trader
    1,810
    806
    May 22, 2009
    United States
    Get a multi meter. You can test what wire goes to which point with it. Then solder the wires accordingly to the SD adapter. You can bypass the port all together and solder the SD to the mobo with wires. When restored, you can remove them.
    Again, I offer services. My unbrick service is $32 shipped. A full mod is $47 or $57 depending on O3Ds or N3DS. It includes the needed SD adapter too.
     
  10. BurningDesire
    OP

    BurningDesire GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,945
    5,728
    Jan 27, 2015
    United States
    Behind a screen reading news
    I would go to you but I want to try on my own. It's not as fun having someone else do it! I am just concerned about the female connector as I did not know it was 5 Pin out.
     
  11. hundshamer

    hundshamer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Blacklisted Trader
    1,810
    806
    May 22, 2009
    United States
    One of them is for sense for OTG cables. You can look up USB pinouts. The sence one it the one you would ignore.
     
  12. BurningDesire
    OP

    BurningDesire GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,945
    5,728
    Jan 27, 2015
    United States
    Behind a screen reading news
    Thanks! Will do.
     
  13. BurningDesire
    OP

    BurningDesire GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,945
    5,728
    Jan 27, 2015
    United States
    Behind a screen reading news
  14. SupaUser

    SupaUser Newbie

    Newcomer
    7
    11
    Feb 9, 2016
    United States
    Behind you...
    It really doesn't matter, as long as you connect the right wires to each other, the mod will work. I typically use a male and female from the same wire (i.e a micro usb extension cable) so that the colors for each wire correspond.