Hardware New 3DS - Can I swap screen bezels or do I need a new one?

chrisd

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I got a used New 3DS (lol thanks Nintendo Kyoto for that name) and the system needs a replacement top screen bezel. Not the screen mind you, just the bezel, the front part that takes all of the scratches. I have seen videos indicating that it is easy to remove it and to replace it, but I am concerned about getting one. I happen to have a spare "for parts" unit that I was thinking of using the bezel from, as it is in nice shape. However, I don't know if you can reuse the bezels, or if the adhesive is not usable a second time after you remove it. Looking for anybody whose experience can tell me the answer, either yes or no. Thanks all for reading.
 

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Not familiar with the N3DS one specifically but as a rule of thumb they are single use by any official quality standard (just like any rubber feet) - in practice it will probably still hold a few more times but not equally as well
 

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It will be easier to heat with an electric hair dryer. The temperature should not be too high。
You need a knife。
 
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