New 3DS XL Hinge Issue

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by BaamAlex, Dec 7, 2018 at 12:33 PM.

  1. BaamAlex
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    Hello community.

    I have a question. The thing is...i bought a new 3ds xl snes from eBay. And this device runs flawlessly. But the hinge is a little bit..."wobbly" would i say. I mean, i read a lot in terms of the build quality of the new 3ds consoles. But is this normal?
     
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    Here is the video which is to large for gbatemp.
     
  3. Itzumi

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    The hinges are always wobbly. Its normal.
     
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    I saw videos where the hinges are not so wobbly like mine. What is with the with the normal new 3ds? Are the displays there so much wobbly?
     
  5. Itzumi

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    Its to keep less stress on the hinges iirc
     
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  6. Dagger

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    Looks fine my 2DSXL which I bought brand-new is the same
     
  7. BaamAlex
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    Shame on you nintendo...
     
  8. TurdPooCharger

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    Mine became loose like yours after a particularly bad drop.

    Here's my n3DSXL waving / flapping back hello.

    It's possible to fix this by replacing the hinges but at a high risk of damaging the upper LCD, camera, and speaker flex cables.

    Edit - I don't know if the old 3DS XL hinge is cross compatible with the n3DSXL.

    o3DSXL hinge:
     
    Last edited by TurdPooCharger, Dec 8, 2018 at 3:30 PM
  9. september796

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    It's really a lottery and it's always been like that on nintendo consoles (same for TN vs IPS panels). You either get a clicky and wobbly hinge or a silent and firm one.
     
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