new 3ds xl motherboard swap out

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    I have a weird question. I recently bricked my new 3ds xl loz edition. A local pawn shop is selling a slightly damaged regular 3ds xl and I'm wondering if the motherboard in the non special edition will work with my special edition. If this is the wrong forum I apologize and will repost. Im just wondering if the motherboard is the same in both. Im capable of swapping them out if so. Thanks!
     
  2. craftsygaming

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    I don't think so
     
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    So you dont think the motherboard would be the same just with a different casing?
     
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    its either not going to fit or if it fits you cant connect all of the new buttons and everything will be off by a little or it all magically fits but you now have a o3ds hardware wise

    just get a hardmod goddamnit, probs be cheaper
     
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    No Im sorry I mistyped. They are both new edition 3ds xls. Just one is a legend of zelda version. I figured that the only difference is the desings on the front and back but I just wanted to make sure.
     
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    how much is the system?
     
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    Its going for 75 at the pawn shop which is about how much a harmod to unbrick it would be since I have a sysnand backup. I think I could get it down to 60 too.
     
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    with hardware, sometimes being the same edition wouldn't work out perfectly, as there could be minor changes from edition a+edition b, i doubt this personally in a 3DS, but i've never taken any apart (except my O3DS XL when the start button got stuck)

    if i had to say anything to contribute, look at each motherboard carefully, if they're the exact same dimensions, insert slots, and cable fitting placements, you could* try, but i can't guarantee this on a personal level (no exp)

    it's better to try+fail, and be able to put them back the way they were, then do nothing. (and as craftsygaming said, you could send it somewhere to get it done professionally, including a hardmod which could work better in your favour later on the line)
     
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    craftsygaming Genning for verlis

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    To be honest, its up to you, but i would suggest a hardmod bc you have a sysnand backup

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    how damaged is it?
     
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    Thats true What I'll end up doing is googling the look of the regular n3dsxl since its easy to find and pull apart mine and just compare em. I wouldnt have to risk my 3ds not coming back if I could do sawp em out myself that another pro of doing this.

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    also only the casing is damaged on the one at the pawn shop
     
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    If they are both n3dsxl, then yes. It will work.
     
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    Thank you! I was hoping I could confirm without taking it apart sweet.