Replacement Shell Advice • New 3DS XL

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  1. Rngr
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    Hi everyone,

    So my 3DS shell is a bit worn out and I'm looking to replace it with this Pikachu one: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For...85.html?spm=2114.13010208.99999999.266.9TtHzf

    Question is, why is there literally no New 3DS XL teardowns/disassembly tutorials anywhere on the internet. Not even iFixit has a tutorial which I find odd... I find regular 3DS XL tutorials but I don't want to risk anything being different for the New 3DS XL and mess something up.

    Does anyone know of a tutorial for a complete teardown of the New 3DS XL anywhere on the net so I can buy this and get started? Thanks!

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    EDIT: Woohoo! I found the teardown on iFixIt. Its just not labelled as the New 3DS XL: https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nintendo+3DS+XL+2015+Teardown/36346

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    Last edited by Rngr, May 1, 2017
  2. Retlaf

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    I found this one:



    I wanted to use it for a simple swap of the top panel (like the outer shell behind the screen), but it isn't coming off. It's like a bought a refurbished model and they glued it shut and I'm super bummed. Unscrewed the 4 screws, but it's not budging even a bit on any side. :(
     
  3. Jayro

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  4. Shadow#1

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    Why is it a bit worn down? And can u post pics?
     
  5. Rngr
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    Thanks! Very helpful.

    Beautiful, thanks!

    I will when I have time. Doing report cards currently :P
     
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    I didn't get an answer to one my 2 questions and that question is how did your 3ds get so banged up?
     
  8. Jayro

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    I don't know the URL for the teardown, but it looks awesome with my grey shoulder buttons. And the quality is 100% genuine Nintendo.
     
  9. Rngr
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    Not quite sure. I bought it used but the entire top cover is all peeling and the hinge has some wear.
     
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    This is what I ordered from AliExpress to do the swap.
     

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