Hardware O3DS XL Pogo Board

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I'm wondering if there is anyone willing to make and ship me one of the 3DS solder-less pogo boards for the flash chip.

It's my understanding that these can be made so that no case mod is required

I'm in the U.S. and while I CAN solder it's not very good and I don't want to risk my 3DS XL...
 
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I'm wondering if there is anyone willing to make and ship me one of the 3DS solder-less pogo boards for the flash chip.

It's my understanding that these can be made so that no case mod is required

I'm in the U.S. and while I CAN solder it's not very good and I don't want to risk my 3DS XL...
Ive never even heard of that. It would be beter to solder so you can get a good connection to your nand and not get a faulty dump from a pin not being in contact with the " pogo ".
 

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figured I'd share my internal solderless mod here, I took inspiration from damysteryman's internalized adapter and the numerous solderless mods (most specifically mrtaco's). I loved the clean look and minimal risk of the internalized adapter but needed to be able to use the tool on several xls, so I applied the idea to a pogo pin solution. it's far from perfect and really messy but it definitely works lol, 2.77mb/s read and 2.70mb/s write are speeds I won't lose sleep over :rolleyes:

the materials I used were 30awg wire, prototyping board (2.5mm spacing, 1.6mm thickness), this microsdxc usb reader, this micro usb port (needed to have the front edges filed down slightly to fit), and these pogo pins with which I am very pleased with myself for having hunted down such a suitable part! and also some double sided adhesive foam tape I found in the garage lol, the pressure of the closed housing keeps the tool in place and the garage-weathered adhesive is just sticky enough to keep it from slipping around but not so much that it damages the tool when the housing is separated again. the run with my 3ds was just to see if it worked period, but the pictured 3ds is the girlfriend's, and sure enough it was only nine screws until I was backing up its nand as well :yay: now we can have peace of mind against accidental updates

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edit: also I did this with a $5 walmart soldering iron that I had to file and re-tin twice because the tip was melting, I do not recommend it but anything is possible lmao
 

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That requires you modding the 3DS chassis, which invalidates the warranty - if you're invalidating it anyway, it makes more sense to just solder wires, at least you'll be sure that you're getting accurate NAND dumps and not risk getting yourself a nice Nintendo-branded doorstopper.

Now that I think of it, I suppose you could leave the wires hanging in the back cover, which wouldn't invalidate the warranty... but still, I'm not sure how much I'd trust Pogo pins for such a delicate operation as dumping/restoring.
 
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That requires you modding the 3DS chassis, which invalidates the warranty - if you're invalidating it anyway, it makes more sense to just solder wires, at least you'll be sure that you're getting accurate NAND dumps and not risk getting yourself a nice Nintendo-branded doorstopper.

Now that I think of it, I suppose you could leave the wires hanging in the back cover, which wouldn't invalidate the warranty... but still, I'm not sure how much I'd trust Pogo pins for such a delicate operation as dumping/restoring.
It's not about invalidating the warranty... that's long expired...

It's more about the fact that I'm pretty sure I'd brick it if I tried soldering...
 

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Message has been sent to you, I did a quick google search as well to see what your talking about. I don't see anyone that manufactured them. Could be made, but cost of supplies probably don't justify making them.
 
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