New 3DS Top Screen Scratch

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Yoshimashin, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Yoshimashin
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    Hey everyone.

    I was at a party last night and volunteered my 3DS to be an extra controller for Smash. When I got it back, it had a nice deep scratch on the top screen.

    How would I go about fixing this? Is there a protective lens or is this straight on the lcd panel? Can I buy a replacement?
     
  2. tigerfrost

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    There is a plastic cover for the top screen, you will have to heat this up and then remove it.
    Not a very easy job but it can be done, you can buy a replacement plastic top screen cover online http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Repla...328905?hash=item33aaa5dd49:g:rRsAAOSwunJWFAVI

    If there is damage to the lcd under the plastic i am afraid the only way to change that is to dismantle the whole unit, this then turns into a much more difficult project.
     
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    I have a New XL, same situation?
     
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    Aliexpress or ebay .. It will take a while to turn up but then that gives you time to read up on how to replace, tutorials.
     
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