What's the specific 3DS XL screw size?

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  1. Selim873
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    Selim873 Nunnayobeesnes

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    I have my 3DS XL and a new shell from eBay, and I'm looking to do a shell swap. I went to Meijer on my way home from work since they're open this late, and got the only pack of precision screw drivers they sold. I was happy to see a Phillips #00 in there since that's what Nintendo said to use on their support site. It was too big, even the Phillips that were SMALLER were too big! That one popular shell swap video said to use a #0X25, so does the millimeter measurement matter? I wanted to stay awake all night to do this so I had free time to play before work tomorrow but that obviously won't be happening. :mellow: I'm a very short walk from an ACE Hardware so I could just wake up tomorrow and go if I get an answer before I get up. :P
     
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    Nintendo's giving advice on how to swap shells on their support site? Wha?

    I'm guessing not, and they were only talking about what you need to remove the battery cover.
     
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    Selim873 Nunnayobeesnes

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    All of the screws are the same, though. At least that's what I heard.

    EDIT: It's like the ends of my screwdrivers aren't sharp. So dull they won't fit into the center because it's like it was already worn off. I may have just gotten a bad set, granted I just got the whole pack for $6 at a supermarket, rather than a hardware store, where they're typically sold for around $15 without tax. Hopefully ACE has'em in stock.
     
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    SickPuppy New Member

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    Some of those cheap screw driver set are exactly that ---> cheap <---. I got a bit set from radio shack, and the tips are very pointed, so much that I cannot use it on anything but the tiny stuff.
     
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    EmceeKerser GBAtemp Maniac

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    I had the same problem, i stopped trying with the #00 phillips and switched to a #0 FLATHEAD which i filed down to fit the screws, worked perfectly