Surface damaged fix for N3DS Motherboard (w pics)

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by democracy, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. democracy
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    So I made a terrible mistake, I used a wrong size screw (was to long) when closing the battery door. Here is the result...

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    http://s24.postimg.org/644fnsmud/20160309_224122.jpg

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    http://s24.postimg.org/mqv6ocujp/20160309_223954.jpg

    and here is a photo without damage (see octagon)

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    The unit functions fine, doesn't appear i damaged anything important. Anyone have any advice to repair the surface damage? Or should I just leave it be. It appears to be pretty deep (I was determined the door was being suborn..)

    I read applying a clear nail varnish should work as its not conductive and because the green lacquer is pretty much the same compound?

    What do you gbatemp readers think?

    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    i would slop a blob of solder there to prevent rust, but nail varnish or some sort of enamel type thinggy should help you out.
     
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  3. Shuttleu

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    You've only damaged the surrounding ground pour, so nothing will have been damaged (unless you went deep enough to damage multiple layers, but it looks like you should be fine).

    Feel free to just leave it, it will be fine.
     
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    Thanks guys. If I do decide to touch it up is there a product for that I can buy? Like a motherboard repair kit or something? I'd prefer to use something non conductive. What about a dab of hot glue?
    Ultimately a nail polish lacquer would be the best solution for me, I saw someone else recommend this for surface damage, have you guys heard of such s thing?
     
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  5. Shuttleu

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    Yup, nail polish or hot glue would do the job nicely.
    It's not really anything to be worried about though, Just put the back casing on and forget it's even there.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    So in the end I decided to go with hot glue. To get the precession required, I used a needle to twirl a tiny dab of hot glue from the gun and then applied it quickly. Used nail clippers to cut the tail off. Also before proceeding I wrapped the majority of the unit in a paper towel to protect against accidental spills.

    Thanks for the advice guys!