New 3ds Button Home problem after hardmod

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by shihouin, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. shihouin

    shihouin Newbie

    Jun 9, 2016
    I did an hardmod in a new 3ds XL 11.0U and after i did it the home button stopped of work: the problem is in my hardmod soldering or in button flat ?

  2. NinjaSushi

    NinjaSushi Member

    May 29, 2016
    United States
    I had the same problem when I did my hardmod. When you take off the backplate you can see two FFC cables. The cable that folds under the motherboard is the homebutton FFC. when you installed the hardmod it probably pulled this cable loose.
  3. Smynos

    Smynos Member

    Oct 29, 2015
    I had the same problem on 4 N3DS XL after a hardmod was done.
    The problem is that the ribbon cable from the home button no longer has a good contact in the zif connector.
    The zif connector seems to be a common problem on the N3DS.

    I solved this using advice from this thread:
    I did the solution from the last post with the paper inside the zif connector.
    This worked for me on three of the N3DS. The last N3DS has some additional problems and before I open it I will try to get additional infos. But I am sure that I can solve the home button problem there too with the paper inside the zif connector.
  4. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

    Nov 21, 2015
    United States
    Acworth, GA
    Something tells me both of you lifted the clip on the zif connection. Its friction based, push and pull the ribbon only..
  5. DaBeast893

    DaBeast893 Newbie

    Jun 4, 2017
    On the connector that connects the home buttons ribbon cable to the motherboard there are 4 small holes, you can use a needle head or another very thin but sturdy object to push the pins down slightly on to the ribbon cable.

    Or be like me and accidentally pull off the plastic head and just manually push down the pins when they get exposed... the first option is probably better though...