Hardware N3DS micro sd card reader broken?

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Hello.
So my problem is that my N3ds can't read the micro sd card anymore. I disassembled my 3ds to fix the NFC and after that my micro sd card doesn't work. Now i can't start my 3ds. When the sd card is in and if i turn it on, the screens stay black and the blue light and if i boot the 3ds without the sd card then this error comes:
An error has occurred: Failed to apply 1 Firm patch(es).
Press any button to shutdown.
i can acces Godmode9, Luma configuration but without the sd card in it!
My sd card is fine. I really hope the sd card reader is broken and not the connction on the mainboard.
If you have any tips pls help me!
 

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Hey there!
Bad luck ma men!
Here what you can do! Look onto the slot if you can and see if any pins are bent, this happened to my EZ Flash IV on the GBA and I was able to fix it. Also if you have compressed air spray or something you can give it a blow but after that let it dry a little since the sprays always come with some water in them.
Other than that re-solder the connector or a new one.
Good luck and don't...fuck it up!
 

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Try taking the 3DS apart again and reconnect the microsd card reader
I did but with no success :(

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Hey there!
Bad luck ma men!
Here what you can do! Look onto the slot if you can and see if any pins are bent, this happened to my EZ Flash IV on the GBA and I was able to fix it. Also if you have compressed air spray or something you can give it a blow but after that let it dry a little since the sprays always come with some water in them.
Other than that re-solder the connector or a new one.
Good luck and don't...fuck it up!

Yeah spray didn't helped either :(
If i have to solder it iam fucked up haha.
Here some pictures of the connection:
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The connection on the board

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The sd card reader connection.

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If reconnecting the SD card adapter to the board doesn't work, you can try to get a replacement one on ebay.
Yeah I ordered one today. I hope it will work.
 
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Your connection looks fine, so probably just the adapter since you never done any soldering, the contact point doesn't look burned.

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Your connection looks fine, so probably just the adapter since you never done any soldering, the contact point doesn't look burned.

Did you check that the cable of the adapter is connected to the board when attempting to connect it?
 
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Your connection looks fine, so probably just the adapter since you never done any soldering, the contact point doesn't look burned.

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Did you check that the cable of the adapter is connected to the board when attempting to connect it?

Yes of course.

Your SD reader looks fried.

Fried_SD_reader.png

This isn't the board.
 
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and if i boot the 3ds without the sd card then this error comes:
An error has occurred: Failed to apply 1 Firm patch(es).
Press any button to shutdown.

You probably didn't update Luma on the CTRNAND. That's easy to fix.
About the SD, try inserting it on your PC with a microSD to SD adapter and see if your PC can read it.
 
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