n3ds touch screen and circle pad replacement?

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  1. Derverd
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    Derverd GBAtemp Regular

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    Greetings all!
    Currently my n3ds has two parts that do not work and I have no idea what/how to replace them.

    1. Touch screen
    The bottom touchscreen doesn't work on the left side, this started after I put a microsd card there.


    2. Circle Pad
    The circle pad is really worn as I nearly exclusively play Super Smash Bros. It is fixed temporarily by lifting it up a little bit but then as soon as its pressed it goes back to being gross. It makes me sad because it makes ssb unplayable T_T

    Okay, so, what do I need to buy and how do I fix it?

    Any help is appreciated, the sooner I can play Smash with n3ds features the better. <3
     
  2. tigerfrost

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    The circle pad will be an easy fix its just a case of removing the back plate the battery then the screws. Its best if you look at a website called ifixit and you can have a better indication of what you are facing.

    The thumb stick can be changed easily by 2 screws and a small ribbon, be very careful with the clip that holds the ribbon.. if you snap this then game over.

    The screen looks like you have something trapped in the edges, try and clean the sides of the screen with an old toothbrush make sure there is no bitts in the edges of the screen, if that does not work then you would need a replacement. I personally dont like replacing screens on the 3ds due to the small ribbons. Good luck !
    :)
     
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  3. Potato hoarder

    Potato hoarder Hoarder of Potatoes

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    Super smash bros was a problem for me as I super smashed the circle pad right off of the console. https://gbatemp.net/threads/dpad-installation-o3ds-xl.413638/
     
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  4. mediabob

    mediabob GBAtemp Regular

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    I swapped my circle pad for one with a Yo-kai Watch logo, was pretty easy to do.

    Never done a 3DS screen but the DSi was pretty easy with patience

    Edit - as a side note you probably just need to replace the digitizer not the full screen.
     
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  5. Derverd
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    Derverd GBAtemp Regular

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    Is the n3dsxl circle pad the same as the o3dsxl one? I assume the digitizer is.