Replacement Housing

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by yee, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. yee
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    yee DOTA 4EVER

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    Has anyone had experience replacing housing on their original 3DS?

    I bought a cheap one yesterday for $50 since it was hackable.

    Works perfectly fine, but cosmetically, there are dents on some of the corners. That itself doesn't bother me since I can cover it up with a snap-on, but there are a few scratches on the upper screen.

    I was wondering if anyone had experience changing the housing? If I could only change the upper plastic that would be great as I don't think the actual screen itself is scratched. It appears as if the screen is recessed behind the top cover.
     
  2. cearp

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    yes, i bought a replacement small old3ds housinga year ago and put it on. it was pretty good for a copy i think.
    not perfect, but good enough.
    the select/home/start button thing was a bit weak, the border that you put on the touch screen was a bit sharp, the top of the 3ds should have a kind of metallic shiny moving effect when you view it from different angles. like, the red fading into black, this does not have it, it is simply a red to black shiny gradient, it's ok, it looks fine really.
    it was horrible to put on though, just because of the top part hinge cables. i would not want to do it again for a small reason.
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/3ds-replacement-housing-it-went-ok-has-anyone-else-used-it.363689/
     
  3. Ashtonx

    Ashtonx n0l1f3

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    You know... this is also a good motivator for diy case ;)

    Making something handmade and cool.