Mod N3DS SD Card Reader?

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    Is it possible to hardmod the SD card reader on the N3DS to be at a more convenient location? I hate opening my 3DS every time I want to install some new mods or such.
     
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    U can install stuff from your computer without ever ejecting your SD card.
     
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    How?
     
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    Sd card management on the system configuration > data amagement
     
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    Yeah, I've tried that before, but the 3DS never showed up on my PC's network list
     
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    I've seen it done. I'd think it would involve disconnecting the original SD reader, then wiring up the pins to a different reader somewhere else on the board with a cutout so you can access it.
     
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    strange hmmm I use it well just have some problem with huge files... and like 1gb file take like half hour :v

    Actually I have an idea of "mod" that would hurt less the console than hard and case modding it ... I can try to illustrate later but I can't try myself yet
     
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    A way to transfer files between PC and 3DS using your Wi-Fi.
     
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    Is there an advantage between that and MicroSD Card Management??
     
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    it's not windows exclusive and has better compabillity as Micro SD Management breaks some files
     
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    well not illustrated yet but let me tell the ideia I had lol:

    you will need:
    -1 dead micro SD and its micro-> SD adapter
    -some wires , solder and skill for that
    - one of these nice hard cases

    what to do :
    get this dead micro SD , you just need it's shape and the contacts...
    solder the wires on the corresponding contacts letting out a good length , how exactly to do this I don't know yet since I don't tried :v
    make a hole on the case and put the SD adapter there in a way you can get or remove easily the micro SD
    assemble everything lol
    This way you don't hurt the console ... yeah

    simpler idea: remove the screws of the back part and just let it attached, I don't think it gonna get out so easily , but need more care, of course
     
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    was like my ideas but an acutall product, not DIY XDD I never though it already existed lol
     
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    Your post reminded me that I had seen it somewhere before.

    I can't vouch for the integrity of it, I did a quick amazon search and copied the link for one.
    Good luck and I hope it works out for you.
     
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    That item is a micro SD to regular sd adapter as well as an extension. If you're planning on putting that inside your 3ds, good luck, and because there is not a whole lot of room inside the 3ds for something of that size.

    Better option is to do what I do and remove the screws from the 3ds back cover. It snaps on anyway.
     
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    The item isn't meant to reside fully inside the the 3ds. It lets you route an sd slot to outside of your 3ds without cutting into the backplate. The picture I saw, the guy used double sided tape to mount it to the outside of the bottom plate.