1. WDeranged

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    I'm waiting on a mint New 3DS XL to arrive and it has an IPS screen. My plan is to swap the motherboard from my old beaten up New 3DS XL into the minty one with the nicer screens. Is it true that they are software calibrated and that moving the motherboard might actually result in screwed up colours?
     
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    Hey @TurdPooCharger, is this risk something linked to physical failure due to a bad manipulation, or linked to incompatibility between parts?
    I never had a problem on old 3DS, but can it be the case for new3DS?
     
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    Motherboards between TN and IPS models can be swapped save for addressing the HWCAL0.dat and HWCAL1.dat screen calibration issue later.

    No. Failure stems from a bad swap job because the person who did it had no business disassembling their system in the first.

    People break off connectors and tear flex cables all the time because some of those connectors are misleading in that they don't have flipping locks that open, and the cables aren't handled with enough care using tweezers where the person with big boned fingers tug or jam them in too hard.

    Valid reasons to disassemble and swap motherboards.
    • Replace the failed motherboard after exhausting software solutions trying to fix a 2DS/3DS that doesn't run correctly in HOME Menu, playing games, etc.
    • A/B parts testing. Temporary swap the boards between two of the same models. Figure out if one has a broken accessory part (ie, camera, lcd) that's not obvious.
    @WDeranged should leave them alone. It would be an awful scenario if he ended up destroying or ruining the perfectly fine n3DSXL and losing all his data on his main n3DSXL.

    As a rule a thumb until the person has proven [him/her]self otherwise, assume [his/her] screwdriver skills is only good enough to replace a dead battery.
     
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    Hey thanks for the detailed reply. My screwdriver skills are solid so I don't doubt I could do it. Having said that it turns out the screens in the newer 3DS aren't worth going to the effort of a swap so my old 3DS is safe from my prying fingers for now.

    Out of curiosity what is the issue with the calibration files? I'm a total newb when it comes to hacking a 3DS.
     
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    Thanks for the detailed explanation, I was somehow afraid that I missed something about motherboards swaps and that something may blowup on me one day :)
     
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