SD slot "nonfunctional", possible to replace?

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    That's Slot-1, not the SD slot. SD slots usually only have 9 pins (excluding UHS-3 slots, which Nintendo isn't using yet); Slot-1 has 17 pins.

    Also, IIRC both Slot-1 and the SD slot on DSi are soldered, so you would need to desolder the existing slot and resolder the new one.
     
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    The SD slot itself is connected to the DSi via removable ribbon cable. It's attached to the back plate / lower case assembly of the DSi. A new back plate could be ordered, and if it has a working SD card slot (which a new one should), crisis averted.

    They're pretty easy to replace, the old one just has to be unscrewed, the ribbon cable needs to be removed, and after that it's just a matter of plugging the ribbon cable back in and screwing it back on.

    Alternatively, order a separate SD connector and replace it from your original lower case.
     
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    Okay in this case I'll replace the cable too... (The cable certainly require soldering yeah)

    So no need for soldering (if it's the SD slot + the cable)? (my DSi is definitely an original one)
     
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    No need for soldering, right. This is the entire assembly that includes the SD card slot, volume buttons, and L and R buttons. All you'd need to do is remove the old assembly and replace it with this one.