Removing 3DS's top screen possible?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by ErdeFB, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. ErdeFB
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    Hello

    Has anyone ever tried to remove it? Or knows how? I have heard that if you disconnect the top screen
    the whole system stops responding. I'm no electrician so I have no idea how I'd circumvent this.

    Why would I want to do this you ask? I have soldered on a screen capture device on my system
    (yes I can solder without knowing that much how electric devices operate :lol: ).

    I want to be able to output the top screen out directly and just have the bottom half for the necessary
    touch controls.

    Eventually I will order a custom case to be manufactured and put some extra goodies in, but for now
    I need to find out how to get that top screen off safely.

    Any ideas/tips?
     
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  3. ErdeFB
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  4. rip-it-up

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    try disconnectig the top screen ribbon cable and the 2 cables which enter the speaker flex. but make sure you connect the speaker flex to the 3ds
     
  5. Foxi4

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    It's possible but entirely pointless - I never quite understood the point of removing an essential part of the system. At least you have a capture device connected - that way you can still properly play the games. ;)