o3ds screws impossible!

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  1. SockNaste
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    SockNaste My Little Pony Fetish

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    Hello guys I recently tried to open my 3ds back case. The back case opened then the battery, but I noticed only 2 screws came out and 5 other screws wouldn't. I was also missing 2 screws! I sent it to Nintendo before, but I didn't think this would happen. Is there some technique to unscrew these screws? Whenever I try to unscrew them they will just not unscrew (sorry for not being to specific).
     
  2. mchew

    mchew Advanced Lurker

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    are you using a #00 screwdriver?

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  3. Ryccardo

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    It has to be a JIS screwdriver for best results, not a Phillips (although both look like a +, they have a slightly different 3D shape, and you can use a Phillips if you press down crazy hard). Doesn't help that it uses blue blue (threadlock)!
     
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  4. SupaUser

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    If you don't have JIS, take a Phillips and use a rubber jar opener (bascially a sheet of rubber) and wrap it around the screwdriver many times. Then press down hard (put a towel under the 3ds to protect the top) and lock your wrist (no rotation). Use your free hand and rotate the 3ds itself (leverage). After 3-4 complete rotations of the 3ds the screw can be easily undone. You can try using a larger screwdriver (I managed to use a #0). Also, try and get a screwdriver with a larger body (preferably metal). Your standard jewelry screwdriver set should suffice.
     
  5. Potato hoarder

    Potato hoarder Hoarder of Potatoes

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    Get a #00 screwdriver. It will be a good investment if you are going to be opening consoles often
     
  6. squee666

    squee666 Advanced Tech Pleb

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    he can also use the rubber band screw trick for extra leverage

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  7. Potato hoarder

    Potato hoarder Hoarder of Potatoes

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    Very interesting. I might try that
     
  8. BerserkLeon

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    Having issues with this too, mine's on 9.9 so I dont think there's anyway for me to backup the NAND through homebrew.
    The tuts Ive been reading just say to go ahead and downgrade once you have *hax running.
    ... Without backing up the NAND? No thanks. I bricked my eevee LL like 5 times trying to mess with it before. I already know how unstable this can be, I'm not doing it without a backup.
    I've got a ton of rubber bands in my one drawer so i'll give that a go, three of the screws are giving me issues, the rest came out. Those three aren't going to be tightened as much as they were, that's for sure.

    Rubberband trick doesn't really work on already stripped screws.
    I guess I'll give superglue a shot...
     
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  9. squee666

    squee666 Advanced Tech Pleb

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    actually the rubber band trick is for stripped screws, but not completely shredded