[Question] Black Clip replacement?

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  1. Posghetti
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    Awhile back I was messing with an o3ds of mine and the black clip that holds the ribbon cable snapped off (learned my lesson;they're very fragile)
    Could I buy this part online or fix it in a cheap way? Any help would be very appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. MissingNO123

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    Same thing happened to my Vita, only solution I found was to replace the whole board.
     
  3. proflayton123

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    thats costly
     
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    MissingNO123 Jigglypuff

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    Mine cost $5 because I ordered from China and picked free shipping

    It only took like 3 months to get here
     
  5. Posghetti
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    I shoulda been more specific with my words, but it's actually gray (not black >-<) and it's the piece that holds down the ribbon cable for the touch screen
     

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  6. tarovisions

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    Those latches are not easily fixed, trust me. Board replacement recommended.
     
  7. Posghetti
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    Posghetti Greninja Master

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    Okay, so I were to get a new motherboard doesn't that mean it's like a new 3ds basically? (not tech savy lol, FORGIVE ME)
     
  8. tarovisions

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    Yep, pretty much. Hard to transfer anything over without a second 3ds (assuming the one with the broken latch still works) or the xorpads to your old nand.
     
  9. Monty Kensicle

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    That's just a plastic clip, you can get replacements for cheap.

    Blacklight power plug socket connector P17 P12 P13 P10 4pin for Nintendo 2DS 3DS PSP NDS NDSI NDSL XL LL display screen 5pcs/lot
    http://s.aliexpress.com/bQnAneUr
    (from AliExpress Android)
     
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  10. Posghetti
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    Are these the same as the photo I posted above? And will it fit it?
     
  11. cearp

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    why not just hot glue the ribbon in place?
     
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  12. Monty Kensicle

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    Should be, I've used them before to fix 3DSes and PSPs.
     
  13. tarovisions

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    These small parts are a huge pain to remove and replace for me, hopefully OP will have better luck.
     
  14. Posghetti
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    It's hard to matchup the 4 lines to be exact

    Okay, thanks much then!
     
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    I will fix it for you, it won't be a problem for me, you can use my repair auction for 3DS system on eBay http://goo.gl/DH4yO8
    or I can give a better price on repair outside the eBay
     
  16. Posghetti
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    I took a look at your repair service, you seem trustable, but what you include in your repairs isn't what I need, I don't need any new system parts, just a plastic clip
     
  17. testerfan

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    well, it would be really hard to replace the plastic clip based on your picture, you'd have to solder a brand new connector to the board to get it fixed, and this is what i'll do, i'm offering to fix your system (not to sell you parts)
     
  18. Posghetti
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    Ahh, alright, I was just going off your repair description .-. I'll keep it noted if I can't find any other cheaper way