1. Tonzz

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    Hey, not sure if this is the right area to ask a question like this, if not please inform me.

    I'm currently in a bit of a situation with my new 3ds home button, the connector and pads have been ripped off by previous owner. I've thought of 2 possible ways to fix this, the first being soldering to a different point on the motherboard and the other being something on my 3ds that uses button combos like select and left d-pad to simulate a home button press. i have looked alot for a solution somehwere but have had no luck, so if anyone here can give me any information that could help me then it would be greatly appreciated.

    I am running a New 3DS with Sys 11.10.0-43E im guessing there is a more updated version at this point since i havent updated in a while but ill probably update withing the next day or 2 if there is any.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    The pads where i would put it are ripped off (the two that arent ground anyway)
     
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    Take a look at the n3DSXL motherboard's (POWER) (HOME) connector in step 14.
    If this is anything like on the n3DS, the three (3) leads on the right looks to share a common node.

    n3DSXL_power_button_nodes.png

    Are you familiar with the scratch and probe technique when looking for any leftover copper traces that might have survived the damage? Post a picture of the lifted copper pad so we can assess the severity.

    Edit - Meant to say (HOME), not (POWER).
     
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    In the image ive sent youll be able to see that the top pad is completly gone and there is a bit left on the bottom one ive tried to solder it a few times but its too small for me to solder. The mic will be easy for me to solder to as ive done it before but removed it in case i damaged anything while i was messing with the home button.

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    i was looking at the capacitors(i think they are capacitors anyway) in the picture of the n3ds xl and i recognized them, if youll look at the photo connected youll see something similar. Turns out a continuity test confirms that its connected of anything inside the red box. Now i could solder to this but these capacitors are tiny and i dont know if i might knock them out of place.
     

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    UPDATE: ive managed to solder to it and its now working well thanks for the help.
     
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