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Topic: Help finding the right board.

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Magicrafter13

I need a new main board for my n3ds xl. Mine says RED-CPU-01, but all the listings I see online say RED-CPU-10 on the board. Will this make a difference? Are these not compatible?

Magicrafter13

Magicrafter13

@Tasuki I know what I'm doing, it's just a simple board replacement. Besides, Nintendo won't fix it, trust me.

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Eel

If your intention is to rescue your save data and digital content, a replacement board will likely behave like a new console anyway, so why waste effort and time when you could just like, buy a 2DS or a used 3DS.

Anyhow, if you reaaaally want to do that, you would have better luck asking somewhere else.

We don't really do 3DS modding in this forum.

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Magicrafter13

@Delibheel my intent is irrelevant to my question, however I'm just replacing it, because there is a broken ZIF connector and I don't have the expertise to fix it. The system itself works fine. The ZIF connector is for the home button, and while you can survive without a home button, I still want it back. There are other things I'm replacing, so it's like buying a new system, but it will be cheaper.

Though, are you saying the save data and what-not are stored somewhere on the main board?

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Eel

@Magicrafter13 your 3DS has, let's say, an identity.

Replacing the main board would be like replacing the entire brain of your system.

It won't recognize any digital content on the sd card, because internally it is a different console.

It's kinda like taking the sd card from one 3DS and putting it in another 3DS. Just... A bit more existential.

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Magicrafter13

@Delibheel I mean, that would definitely introduce some set backs, but I'm fairly certain I could find another system of a friends that he doesn't use anymore to do a transfer from my old board, then back to the new board

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Eel

Or... If they don't use it anymore and are willing to lose their data on a transfer with no return... Chances are they can consider selling it...

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Magicrafter13

@Delibheel Yeah I've got a few friends with 3ds systems they don't use much. If one of them allows me to do the transfer then I'll get a new board, otherwise I'll just do all the other replacements, which are all quite cheap, and the only thing that won't work is my home button.

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Eel

Anyway, you do you, if you honestly want to make it a personal project that's perfectly fine. But as I said before, you will find more useful answers in other sites.

Of course we could also spend the whole day just going around in circles about it. That's fun too.

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Tasuki

Or you can just set up a repair with Nintendo. Wow what a concept.

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Magicrafter13

@Tasuki Despite smarta** your way of answering, I actually cannot do that, because they will not accept the repair. I actually already stated that previously in the thread, no need to be a meanie.

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Tasuki

@Magicrafter13 I am not. But several people have told you it's not worth it and you keep asking. There's the answer contact Nintendo. Is it my fault that you choose to ignore people when they give you an answer just because it's not the answer you want to hear

Grow up.

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Magicrafter13

@Tasuki I'm not continuing to ask, I have the answer I need. And I think you just don't understand what I mean by saying I can't send it to them. I'm taking care of the problem, and have figured out a way to fix my problem without shelling out for an entire new board anyway.

And just to clear things up, I thought this was pretty obvious, but I guess not: the reason Nintendo will not accept the repair if I try, is because the system is Homebrewed with CFW. Granted, there is a chance they would only find out about the Homebrew after doing the repair, but it wasn't worth the risk.

Honestly, I think during this entire thread, you and I were on a completely different wave length, we just weren't quite understanding each other.

Is everything cleared up and good now?

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Magicrafter13

@ReaderRagfihs lol, I mean... I suppose that could indeed work, though I've already started buying the stuff I need. That is a very interesting suggestion though, and I'd be curious to see if anyone has ever tried that... (heck you could go all the way and just break the NAND chip...)

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