Upper screen permanently black...

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  1. templeofhylia
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    so, the right hinge on my o3ds xl broke a while back, and the top part of the system became pretty much loose. the top part unfortunately went into a position it never should have, and now its screen is just black. please tell me this can be fixed somehow.
     
  2. olku

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    flex cable is borken, you need to replace it.
     
  3. templeofhylia
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    oh okay, so it's repairable! that's good. uh..which flex cable do i want? i'm seeing all kinds of them for L/R, camera, speaker, so i'm gonna guess LCD? i just don't know what it looks like ha
     
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    You must buy a whole new LCD because the cable is permanently connected to it. You will need to disassemble the top and bottom of the system to swap out the screens and plug the new screen into the motherboard.
     
  5. templeofhylia
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    oh no....well. i won't be using my 3ds for a while then, but that's okay! thanks for the info
     
  6. iAqua

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    You could send it to Nintendo? Or do you have CFW etc.
     
  7. templeofhylia
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    sending to nintendo is definitely not an option, i've got cfw and arm9loaderhax lol
     
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    Oh lol...
     
  9. templeofhylia
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    i'll probably just make a new thread and try to scope out people who can repair it for me (and maybe even hardmod it)
     
  10. iAqua

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    Don't get too greedy :P
     
  11. templeofhylia
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    ah, well i don't really care about the hardmod at all (but if i can get it then by all means....) the upper LCD is the most important part!!
     
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    anyway, this thread can be deleted now, i have the info i need i think!