Repairing minor damage to a Old 3DS

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  1. Soulsilve2010
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    My 3DS had the rubber circle pad thing bit off by my very young niece when i let the kids play with it and the main part is starting to show wear.I ordered a replacement part already but need to know what tools i need.

    Will these ones in this pic work?I am thinking of ordering these.The screwdrivers are a Tri-wing Screwdriver & Micro Phillips.

    Edit:I already have a small screwdriver for battery replacements but it doesn't seem to fit the screws under the plate.It can remove the back plate just fine.
     

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    If you have to buy a screwdriver, buy a proper one (JIS 00)!
    Phillips will only work if you press down really hard, or it will damage the screws really quickly

    There are no triwings in 3DSes.
     
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    Oh,I didn't really know that.Thanks,I'll be sure to look up a good one.

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    They look like this right?I have seen these before.Not gonna get this exact one just need to know the shape/size is right.
     

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  4. JacksonS

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    How are you going to replace the cap? The cap is built into the plastic case, so I don't think you can just pop a new one on if the top half breaks off.
     
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    I don't want to replace this index.jpg I want to replace the cap replacing.jpg

    The little thing that connects to it and to do that i need to open my 3DS.So your saying its not possible?
     
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    Yeah, that's what I mean. That rubber cap is built into the case. It can't be inserted or removed whole.
     
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    it's not built into the case, it can be easily removed by sliding from the notch in the pad itself (imagine arms of barbie dolls with small notches to be inserted to the main trunk of the toy)



    this vid is for the 3ds reg, and new should be similar to this procedure.
     
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    6:19 This is exactly what I want to do,should be possible then.Thanks for the video.
     
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    N3ds non xl has tri-wing...
     
  10. ih8ih8sn0w

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    Just curious, where exactly? I don't want to dismantle my ds just to find out...
     
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    Behind backplate, needed to remove sd card plate.