My 3ds hinge broke off

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Strukken, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Strukken
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    Ok, so my 3ds hinge broke off earlier while I was closing it, and then that happened. Can I fix this without sending it to Nintendo? 20160411_065602.jpg I still have the pieces that broke off from it.
     
  2. James310

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    Wow are you sure you didn't drop it!? Closing a lid definitely won't do that damage, best hope is to buy a shell replacement and since yours a old XL then all over eBay they have them, and there really easy to install...
     
  3. Strukken
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    Well I have dropped it a few times before, but this happened when I closed it. I guess it probably happened from the drops.
     
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    This remembers me the Nintendo DS Lite days T_T
     
  5. Strukken
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    Do I just need to buy the top shell, because I really don't want to replace the whole 3ds shell. Replacing the top shell seems really easy.
     
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    It'll all come as a set, but it's the bottom part of the shell has broken, just above the buttons.
     
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    Last edited by Strukken, Aug 16, 2016