Thoughts on New 3DS XL NAND out location?

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  1. metaljay
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    In an effort to be pro-active, I've soldered up a micro usb already and looking at potential areas where i can house the port on the new 3ds xl.

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    Pics are not available :wink:
     
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    They work fine for me bro?
     
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    Pics working, sorry. (DNS Server blocked site ^^) -It looks very exciting. I would never do this on my console. :D
     
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    Nice pics bro!
    BTW, what about the wrist wrap location on this New 3DS XL? Can it be used like the old 3DS XL?
     
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    The new one is fixed and on the top of the console:

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    cool!
    Do you know how the old 3DS xl was? There was a piece that could be removed and them you'd have space for put a micro USB there.
    Is there some sort of space to do it still on this new console?
    Even if we'd have to "cut" the case a bit and remove that piece of plastic and made one hole only (instead of two).
     
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    have you had it all plugged up and working?
     
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    MicroSD? Are you sure that's safe for the console? Remember that the normal 3DS requires a voltage of 3.3 maximum. 5V would burn the chip.
     
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    I haven't wired anything up, I was just looking where to mount it
    i don't think the NAND points has been mapped yet?
     
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    I like my console being able to lie flat when I'm working on it. Having the cable exit the bottom seems... really delicate.
     
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    lol theres the back case that goes on top of that, you wouldn't see any port and it would still sit flat
     
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    I mean with the cable plugged in. =p
     
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    haha yeh but the purpose of this is to have write access to your NAND easily

    Note to self, don't rush putting the console back together haha:

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    oh crap!
    did you break it?!!

    Now what?
    Well, if you're not going to open it other times, some pressure and hot glue could do a temporary fix.. but you'll have to change that connector eventually :/

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    Weeeell, I don't think that will work... that component need to make connection between the flat cable and the board.. and it's just broken now :/ sorry!
     
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    With my OG 3DS I actually dremeled out a bit of the front and hot-glued a 4-pin Deans connector:
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    ... then made a Deans-to-MicroSD adapter. I'll probably end up doing something similar for the N3DS; I don't mind having my connector show on the outside -- if anything, it makes it my own =)
     
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    I've also been disassembling my N3DS LL, my pics are here, but not as nice as yours. I assume the NAND chip and access points is what you see on the last picture. I don't think we'll see any progress until someone is able to examine that with a logic analyzer or remove that chip and compare the pinout with the datasheet.
     
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    I'm attempting to repair it, thats the home button ribbon as well :(
     
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    Have you fixed it? For whatever reason I don't have home button functionality anymore, too, after reassembly. I assume it's the same connector, turns out it's not a flat ribbon connector that you have to lift like most of the others...
     
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    You should do the SD-adapter method.
    As for pins mapping you'll have to follow the traces on the boards. However there seems to be a pin missing (5 while there should be CMD, CLK, DAT0-3)